Schedule: Full-time, 12-month
The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE (https://identityincs.org/) aims to increase the entry, retention, and course/degree completion rates of high-school and undergraduate students from groups that are historically underrepresented in computing through evidence-based, identity-inclusive interventions. AiiCE is founded upon evidence that student-focused (and often deficit-based) strategies do not adequately address institutional cultures, policies, and practices that have marginalized people from non-dominant identities.
The AiiCE-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (AiiCE-PRF) aims to increase the number of postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) from groups that are historically underrepresented (i.e., Black, Indigenous, Latinx, women, LGBTQ+, disabled, first-generation college graduates, and their intersections) and the number of postdocs performing identity-inclusive computing education research.
This position demands self-motivated, organized, deadline-oriented, and independent researchers who meet the following requirements.
1. Ph.D. with completion date no later than May 2023 in CS/Engineering/STEM Education, Sociology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and other related disciplines.
2. Experience performing quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-methods research.
3. Alignment with the goals of AiiCE.
4. Proficiency in oral and written communication.
5. Evidence of research experience in the aforementioned areas, as demonstrated by publications, works in progress, and/or presentations.
6. Current eligibility to work in the U.S.
Candidates are expected to work on all facets of projects (including instrument development, data collection and, manuscript writing, and publishing/presenting findings), as well as mentor student researchers.
All positions are for two (2) years. A background check will be required of successful candidates.
Applicants must submit the full application and following documents as attachments via Academic Jobs Online:
1. Cover letter and CV.
2. Brief statement identifying prior research projects and current interests.
3. Brief statement on how applicant’s prior and potential contributions to creating equitable and inclusive environments will advance the Alliance’s mission.
4. Unofficial university transcript.
5. Professional writing sample.
6. References from three (3) people who can speak to the applicant’s professional experience and potential as a postdoctoral researcher.
Application reviews will begin January 1, 2023, and they will continue until all positions are filled.