The Notre Dame Center for STEM Education (the Center) is pleased to announce the Rev. James A. Burns, CSC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Burns Post-Doc) that can begin in either summer or fall 2016. The Burns Post-Doc is part of the new Interdisciplinary Program in Educational Research (IPER:http://iei.nd.edu/programs/interdisciplinary-program-in-educational-research/) at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (the Institute). The Burns Post-Doc will be part of the larger IPER community of faculty and graduate students focused on addressing important issues through research in education.
The Burns Post-Doc will:
- Define and enact a personal research agenda that contributes to the field through unique studies, peer-reviewed journal articles, and/or grant proposals.
- Collaborate with the faculty and staff of the Center to contribute to the field through peer-reviewed journal articles, evaluation reports, and/or grant proposals. Opportunities include:
- Contributing to the longitudinal STEM Teaching Fellows (http://stemeducation.nd.edu/trustey) efficacy study;
- nvestigating comparative trends in STEM education for students in Catholic schools and other sectors;
- Conducting scale-up randomized trials of STEM-focused curriculum and instruction interventions in partner schools;
- Collaborating on interdisciplinary research projects between the Center and other members of the IPER community.
- Participate in the intellectual life of the IPER community through the seminar and lecture series, presentations, interdisciplinary research, and informal mentoring of graduate students.
- Contribute to the broader research and evaluation needs of the Institute, with a special focus on quantitative methods.
- Based on the applicant’s background in education and instructional practice, opportunities may be available to teach a course in the Education, Schooling, and Society minor as well as to create and facilitate professional development opportunities within the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program for K-12 teachers.
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate or the strong prospect of earning this degree by August 1, 2016. The preferred terminal degree is in an area of STEM education or a discipline such as sociology, economics, or psychology, with a focus on educational issues and a background in quantitative methods. Special consideration will be given to those applicants with K-12 teaching experience. Upon successful review of the first year, the post-doctoral fellowship may be extended for a second year through June of 2017.
Applicants should submit:
- A cover letter that at minimum includes: a) the candidate’s educational research interests; b) a tentative research agenda that might be pursued during the post-doc, with attention to the range of methodologies the applicant is prepared to use; and c) a description of how the candidate seeks to contribute to both the research and broader impact of the Center for STEM Education;
- A curriculum vitae;
- A writing sample (of journal article or chapter length--no full dissertations);
- Three letters of recommendation
Information on the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Center for STEM Education can be found at http://iei.nd.edu and http://stemeducation.nd.edu, respectively. Applicants will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2016 and on a continuing basis until the position is filled.
Questions about the Burns Post-Doc may be directed to Dr. Matt Kloser at email@example.com. All application materials should be submitted electronically to Heather Legault (firstname.lastname@example.org). Recommendation letters should be sent directly from the recommender to Heather Legault.
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