Postdoctoral Fellow

Job description

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 224209
Location

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

313 Ferst Drive Room 2127

Atlanta, GA 30332

Job Summary

The School of Biomedical Engineering/Studio for Transforming Engineering Learning and Research (STELAR) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. This team member will help carry out the work of our new National Science Foundation Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (NSF RIEF) grant titled "Research Initiation: Exploring the Role of Story-Driven Learning to Foster Empathy in the Professional Formation of Engineers" (Award #2025080). This funding is for engaging in department wide research to explore the use of diverse learning activities within the BME department that potentially foster empathy in our undergraduate students.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have a degree in educational psychology, social psychology, higher education, engineering education, or a related field. This is important since a perspective and research experience from outside of engineering is needed to conduct this type of educational research within an engineering department. The engineering faculty PI will depend on this role to provide a social/learning sciences perspective to guide the research. This postdoctoral research fellow will assist the PI in all aspects of the design and implementation of the research as well as in the data collection and analysis activities over the course of this work.

The Fellow will work directly with the project’s two co-PIs Dr. Cristi Bell-Huff and Dr. Joe Le Doux. The Fellow will also be an integral part of the Studio for Transforming Engineering Learning and Research (STELAR) within the School of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. STELAR explores, develops and refines new ways to prepare tomorrow’s engineers for an optimal career. Embedded in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, the studio is both an educational research endeavor and an ongoing change project built on multi-disciplinary approach to revolutionize engineering education. A team of engineers, social scientists, and educators collaborate to make learning and research more inclusive and more relevant to addressing real human needs

Responsibilities
  • Conduct literature reviews, present briefs, and organize resources.
  • Plan and conduct qualitative research project 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

Doctoral degree in educational Psychology, Social Psychology, Higher Education, Engineering Education or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have a doctoral degree in educational psychology, social psychology, higher education, engineering education, or a related field. This is important since a perspective and research experience from outside of engineering is needed to conduct this type of educational research within an engineering department. The engineering faculty PI will depend on this role to provide a social/learning sciences perspective to guide the research. This postdoctoral research fellow will assist the PI in all aspects of the design and implementation of the research as well as in the data collection and analysis activities over the course of this work. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated ability to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis, although our primary need is qualitative.

Contact Information

Cristi Bell-Huff, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Director of Faculty and Student Training

[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 via 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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    Posted: 2/18/2021
    Application Due: 5/19/2021
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