Postdoctoral Position Education Research - University of Minnesota

  • 11/13/2023 9:38 AM
    Message # 13278836

    Dear SABER community,

    Below is an advertisement for a postdoc position in biology education
    research now open in my lab at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.   Applications are due Dec 15.  Please consider passing this position on to anyone you think might be interested!

    I am happy to answer any questions (

    Thank you!



    Summary of Position:
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is searching for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education research.  The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sarah L. Eddy (they/them).  The Eddy lab focuses on increasing equity in educational outcomes and currently has multiple ongoing projects related to how students’ identities influence their experiences within biology classrooms.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to utilize their theoretical and methodological expertise in shaping the direction of these ongoing projects in consultation with Dr. Eddy. Some possible projects include exploring:

    (a) climate experienced by racially/ethnically minoritized students in active learning courses,
    (b) narratives about sex and gender observed by trans-spectrum students in biology courses and the impacts of these narratives, and
    (c) experiences of autistic students in STEM courses.
    (d) how interest and career goals influence persistence of biology majors

    Classroom interventions and evaluation based on what we learn from these studies is also planned. In addition, the successful applicant will be encouraged to develop projects based on their own interests as part of this position. Most projects currently employ qualitative methods.  The appointment is for one year with possible renewal for one additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Both remote and part time work can be negotiated. The ideal start date is January 2024 (there is some flexibility here).

    Depending on the project chosen, specific responsibilities could include, but are not limited to,

    • Developing interview protocols and survey questions
    • Conducting interviews of undergraduate students and STEM instructors
    • Conducting qualitative analyses of interviews and student written responses
    • Conducting quantitative analyses of survey data
    • Developing and evaluating curriculum
    • Recruiting participants
    • Mentoring undergraduate researchers
    • Writing manuscripts

    How to apply:

    To apply for this position, please go to  Click on the link for "Apply for a job today" and select the option for "external candidates". Enter  job ID 358534 in the Search Jobs boxes.  Please reach out if you have any problems finding the position (

    For full consideration, all materials must be received by December 15th, 2023. Interviews will be conducted in early Jan via Zoom. Application materials need to be submitted online in PDF format with the applicant’s last name in the PDF title; applications cannot be considered until all of the following materials have been uploaded:

    • Cover letter highlighting qualifications related to the proposed research and an explanation of how the applicant meets the required (and preferred, if appropriate) qualifications of the position.  Please specifically influence 1-2 paragraphs describing your experience (or if you haven’t had this experience, your possible approaches to) creating an interview environment where students with marginalized identities feel comfortable sharing both positive and negative experiences
    • Curriculum vitae
    • A one-page summary of educational research interests, experience, and future goals
    • A one-page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity.
    • The names and contact information of three references; please be certain that references have agreed to speak to the qualifications sought in this position and have agreed to be contacted

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