Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Scholar, Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program

Rachel Howell
June 18, 2014

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION at Vanderbilt University beginning summer or fall 2014 in the Center for Science Outreach, Department of Teaching and Learning.

Department: Center for Science Outreach

Full Description: Applicants should have interests focusing on classroom learning or curriculum design and implementation in interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The position involves participation in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research (ISR) Program, a partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, with support from the National Institutes of Health.  The goal of this project is to enhance student understanding of STEM concepts and research principles and to empower teachers through scientific research.  The program transitions students from understanding the basics of scientific disciplines in the first year to performing independent research in their junior and senior years.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with principal investigator Dr. Virginia Shepherd and other members of the Center for Science Outreach (CSO) and will participate in project and curricular design, implementation, data collection, analysis, and publication of results. The principal investigator will encourage the postdoctoral fellow to develop instructional units, guided student research projects, and publications that build on his or her research expertise in the context of an evolving K-12 interdisciplinary STEM curriculum.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in science, mathematics, engineering, or a related field, with significant experience in bench research and experimental design. Applicants will ideally have expertise and experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Application Details  The position includes salary plus health insurance coverage and is a one year position with the possibility of an additional one year renewal. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application materials electronically to Dr. Tiffany Farmer with the heading of “ISR post-doctoral fellow search” included in the subject line. The materials should include: a letter of interest, one publication (or manuscript in progress), and a current vita. In addition, please include the names and contact information in the letter for three potential references. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the CSO website and the Vanderbilt Peabody College website.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities act.

Contact: Shepherd, Virginia

Posted 2014-06-16 16:57:56

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