Faculty Position FY22-035
September 24, 2021
Center for STEM Research, Education, & Outreach
The Postdoctoral Fellow will have a central supporting role in the Center for STEM Research, Education, & Outreach’s research programs with a focus on expanding and enhancing research on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in STEM education. The Fellow will support ongoing NIH- and NSF-funded projects by coordinating and contributing to all aspects of research, including designing protocols, recruiting and communicating with participants, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, writing reports for research agencies, and co-authoring research articles for peer reviewed publications. The selected candidate will support supervision of master’s level graduate research assistants to ensure education and research objectives of grant-funded projects are achieved. The Fellow will also assist the Director with Center administration, including strategic planning, program and partnership development, grant proposal writing, and communication with internal and external collaborators and stakeholders.
The SIUE STEM Center is a dynamic, team-oriented university research center established in 2010. We work with faculty members across the university and external partners to promote and support STEM education in the southwestern Illinois region and conduct research on teaching and learning that informs practice. Beautifully situated on 2,660 acres of rolling land and woods, SIUE is located 30 minutes from St. Louis, affording many opportunities for collaboration with other universities, industry, and community-based organizations. For more information on the Center or the SIUE campus, visit us online at: https://www.siue.edu/stem/
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in STEM education, STEM with a focus on broadening participation, or social sciences with a focus on STEM. Experience with mixed/qualitative research methods and/or design and development research is also required, as is previous experience working with populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Well-qualified candidates with expected completion (ABD) of the degree by January 1, 2022 will be considered.
The ideal candidate will:
-be able to work independently and meet a variety of deadlines,
-be flexible in adapting to changes in work flow,
-have a strong ability to communicate,
-have excellent writing skills,
-be able to follow-through on multiple project tasks with attention to detail,
-thrive in a collaborative work environment, and
-have proposal writing experience.
Source of Funds
$45,000 - 55,000, depending on qualifications.
Terms of Appointment
Full-time term, 12-month appointment with possibility of renewal
Submit (electronically as one pdf) a letter of application describing research experience and qualifications, research interests, and career goals; a writing sample; resume or CV; transcripts; and contact information for three references to:
Postdoc Search Committee Chair at [email protected]
This vacancy will remain posted until filled.
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