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Postdoctoral Fellow in STEM Education/EC Education

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Clarification on required documents: 1. Cover letter 2. CV 3. List of references with knowledge of your education research and project management expertise 4. Other: please submit the following - a. Graduate Transcript b. Writing sample (peer reviewed publications preferred)

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow in STEM Education/EC Education
Department Center for STEM Teaching
Position Status
Basic Function

Seeds of STEM is a 4-year research project, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Entering its 3rd year, the project focuses on the development and pilot-testing of a Pre-K problem-based STEM curriculum that teaches young children (and their teachers) the process of problem solving. The project is a collaboration between WPI, the College of the Holy Cross, and the Worcester Head Start program.

The Post Doctoral Fellow will take part in all Seeds of STEM research and dissemination activities.

Posting Date 06/14/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Clarification on required documents:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. List of references with knowledge of your education research and project management expertise
4. Other: please submit the following -
a. Graduate Transcript
b. Writing sample (peer reviewed publications preferred)

EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

• Assist with project management
• Work with project PIs to create and deliver PDs and curriculum interventions
• Lead data collection process and assist with data analysis
• Assist with program evaluation research and implementation
• Attend and present at professional conferences and author scholarly publications
• Lead grant proposal writing effort
• Participate in all team meetings and take part in additional Seeds of STEM tasks that may arise

Position Requirements

Requirement

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in science education, engineering education, teacher education, early childhood education, or a closely related field
• An emerging record of scholarly productivity
• Experience in teacher education or teaching in early childhood setting

Candidates will be evaluated on:
• A strong background in STEM/Early education teaching & learning
• A strong background in qualitative and quantitative educational research methods
• Interest and experience teaching and learning in early childhood and high needs school settings
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Effective project management and coordination skills
• High level of initiative and ability to work independently

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  2. Research Statement/Philosophy