1+ months

STEM Education Postdoctoral Researcher

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
Apply Now
Apply on the Company Site
  • Job Code
    195457539

Amherst College


Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Regular
Full time
JR3362

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College is seeking applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral researcher, starting at $24 an hour ($50,000 Annually) - commensurate with experience , to work in Prof. Kate Follette's research group on the NSF-funded Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) study . The QuaRCS project aims to identify, study, and disseminate best practices for the teaching of numerical skills through introductory science courses for non-majors. These crucial courses are often a student's final STEM course in life and are an important venue for improving the skills that will make them savvy consumers, conscientious citizens, and discerning voters. Numerical skills are also a barrier to entry to STEM careers, and as such, this study has implications for improving equity and inclusion in STEM.

Annual travel, professional development, and publication funds will be provided. The postdoc will be a full member of the broader QuaRCS research team and will have many opportunities for learning and growth, including gaining experience in quantitative research methodologies and undergraduate research supervision, as well as a window into faculty positions at small liberal arts colleges.

Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

We seek an education researcher with experience in qualitative and/or mixed method educational research who will help us to bring the QuaRCS study into its next stage, advancing our mission of helping reduce barriers to entry to STEM careers and identify best practices in facilitating the development of quantitative reasoning skills in the STEM classroom. This will include contributing to several (depending on interest and experience) of the following tasks: coordinating and conducting a national study, helping to assess and improve the cross-cultural relevancy and accessibility of the assessment, analyzing study data, developing a course observation protocol, conducting site visits, and/or facilitating a pilot faculty learning community.

Experience in and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to contributing to an intentionally inclusive culture.

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Qualifications

Required:
  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in education, a STEM field, or a related discipline by July 1, 2022.


E x p e ri e n ce :

Required:
  • Candidates must have experience in qualitative or mixed-method educational research methodologies, the drive and discipline to work independently, strong communication skills, and the ability to work closely with undergraduate researchers involved in the study

Preferred:
  • Experience in STEM education research.
  • Experience with classroom observations.
  • Experience with supervision of undergraduate research.


Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure itmeets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To find information about job group and level (JGL) follow this link.

To find information about job group and level (JGL) follow this link.






PI195457539

Posted: 2022-10-28 Expires: 2022-11-29

Job Opportunities

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

STEM Education Postdoctoral Researcher

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast