Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Oct 10, 2020
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Systems and Industrial Engr

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


1127 E James E Rogers Way , Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the research group of Dr. Ricardo Valerdi in the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. The postdoc will perform research in a multi-year NSF-funded project in collaboration with the College of Education, Major League Baseball, and Boys & Girls Clubs. The project builds upon the Science of Baseball program with enhancements in Growth Mindset techniques. For more information see:
Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 with an anticipated Winter/Spring hire.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:

Postdoctoral research associate position involves collaboration on STEM curriculum, assessments of educational outcomes of students and youth facilitators, providing guidance to graduate students on various project-related tasks, developing periodic reports for advisory boards, engaging in data collection and analysis, and dissemination of research results.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in STEM Education field, including Engineering Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, or other relevant field

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in STEM education in grades 3-8

Experience working in informal learning settings

Experience with Qualitative Research in Educational Settings

Experience with Quantitative Research in Educational Settings

Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds

Experience with professional development in formal and/or informal learning settings

Experience with research consenting participants



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$52,704-$57,456 DOE

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Ricardo Valerdi Professor
Systems and Industrial Engineering
[email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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