Postdoctoral Fellow

Job description

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 224140
About Us The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the leading research universities in the U.S. It provides more engineering degrees to women than any other U.S. school, and is consistently rated as a top university in the U.S. for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering. All of its undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News and World Report, and it is ranked #7 among the best public universities in the U.S.


Atlanta, GA

Department Information The department is collaboratively managed by the Georgia Tech College of Engineering and the Emory University School of Medicine. It is dedicated to improving health and well-being by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering. Its bachelor’s and graduate programs are both ranked #2 by US News & World Report.

Job Summary

The Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Fellow to join a multidisciplinary team implementing revolutionary change in engineering education practices. Our vision is to educate inclusive engineers who understand that a diverse workforce finds and solves new and compelling problems, and who have the skills and disposition to seek out, form, and thrive on diverse and inclusive teams. To achieve our vision, the Fellow will work collectively with curricular faculty and students to create a curriculum that seamlessly interweaves inclusive concepts and practices with technical content at multiple social scales.

The Fellow will contribute to a research program that seeks to answer the following research questions: 1) how can inclusion-promoting interventions be sustainably integrated into the curriculum, 2) how do the curriculum modifications impact students’ interpersonal skills and understanding of inclusive engineering design practices, and 3) what system and structural changes are effective in supporting organizational change? We are seeking a candidate who has a strong record of designing and executing qualitative studies. Qualitative interviewing, participant observation, state-of-the-art analytic techniques and code book development are the essential tools we seek. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to recruit and mentor a team of undergraduate research assistants.

We anticipate the knowledge generated by this work will contribute to the development of organizational change and inclusive educational approaches that will be applicable to a wide range of settings, including in the academic, public, and private sectors.

The Fellow will work with the project’s two co-PIs: Dr. Joe Le Doux (Executive Director of Learning and Training), Dr. Sara Schley (Director of Learning Services), and, as well as with another Fellow, Dr. Chris Martin (sociologist).

  • Conduct literature reviews, present briefs, and organize resources.
  • Plan and conduct qualitative research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with the Co-PIs and project staff.
  • Participate in project related meetings as needed.
  • Help develop and evaluate scalable and transferrable educational interventions.
  • Present findings at conferences, workshops, and stakeholder meetings.
  • Publish articles in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.
Required Qualifications

PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Organiztional Justice, Organizational Change, Sociology, Engineering Education, Learning Science, Ethnography, or related fields.

Proposed Salary

Salary: $50,000/year with benefits.

Contract: Minimum of 1 year; renewable for additional years through 2022.

Project Sponsor: NSF Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED) Program

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Applications are welcome from recipients of a Doctoral degree in psychology, organizational behavior, organizational justice, organizational change, sociology, engineering education, learning scientist, ethnography, or related fields. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated ability to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis, although our primary need is qualitative.

Contact Information

Sara Schley

Principle Academic Professional

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

[email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Special Applicant Instructions

Each applicant should submit by email as one complete packet in PDF form:

  1. A completed one-page cover letter containing:
full name

physical mailing address and phone numbers

email address

brief introduction to your background in related research

  • A statement of interest of no more than three double-spaced pages describing in further detail your interest and background as it relates to this position
  • A short writing sample pertinent to the application
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A list of three references; no reference letters are needed at this time, but please inform your references that they will be contacted if you are a finalist.
  • * A sealed graduate transcript must be submitted at time of hire.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/16/2021
    Application Due: 5/17/2021
    Work Type: Full Time