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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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,
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please go to hr.umn.edu. 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 (email@example.com)
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: