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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, Connecticut
Based on candidate qualifications

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The United States Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, CT, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic disruptions on student learning, with a focus on understanding and addressing inequitable outcomes in college preparation and performance.  


Under the guidance of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with faculty and administration to study the effects of remote and hybrid learning models on student achievement and identify evidence-based strategies to mitigate COVID learning loss. A special emphasis will be placed on examining differential impacts on underrepresented and disadvantaged groups and developing responsive policies and programs. 




Responsibilities include: 


  • Designing and conducting mixed methods studies on COVID learning loss among USCGA students (cadets) 
  • Analyzing student performance data to identify gaps and needs  Performing literature reviews on best practices for addressing COVID learning loss and furthering equitable student outcomes and provide analysis on how they are or are not appropriate for the gaps found or not found by previous analysis Authoring reports, policy briefs, and scholarly articles on study findings  Providing training to the faculty on evidence-based teaching strategies based on these results.



Required Qualifications: 


  • Completed Ph.D within the last five years, or ABD, in educational psychology, or related field. Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods  Strong data analysis skills using statistical software (e.g. R, SPSS)  Demonstrated interest in equitable education policies and practices  Excellent writing and communication skills 



Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Background in the use and implementation of adaptive learning technique Background in higher education teaching, policy, or administration  Experience studying issues of educational equity and inclusion 



This is nominally a 30 hour per week, one-year appointment.  Actual hours per week may vary based on the Coast Guard needs and member availability.    




The Coast Guard Academy


Ranked among the nation’s most prestigious and selective institutions of higher learning, the United States Coast Guard Academy is an academic and military community educating leaders for America. As one of the smallest of the US Service Academies, our graduates go directly to positions of leadership, embarking on meaningful careers as Coast Guard officers serving their country and humanity.




Today the Academy is committed to strengthening the nation’s future by educating, training, and developing leaders of character who are ethically, intellectually, professionally, and physically prepared to serve their country and humanity, and who are strong in their resolve to build on the long military and maritime heritage and proud accomplishments of the United States Coast Guard.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.


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