Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Biology Education Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder

The department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education research.

This postdoctoral associate will join a collaborative group of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology faculty and Discipline Based Education Researchers across the College of Arts & Sciences. The postdoctoral associate will learn and apply methods from social science and educational psychology to investigate how students’ backgrounds and identities interact with learning and persistence in biology. They will have the option to work on research related to: 1) the role of strong disciplinary interest and career goals in student success, persistence, resilience, and matriculation to advanced degree programs or 2) how various student identities interact with content in Ecology and Evolution to influence student learning.

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. A Ph.D. in the life sciences, science education, or a closely related field is required. Strong candidates will have experience in research about teaching and learning in Biology or another STEM field or will demonstrate a strong interest and motivation to learn about and conduct this research. Experience with qualitative research methods or a strong desire and motivation to learn and apply these methods is preferred.

Responsibilities will include 1) designing, conducting, and analyzing qualitative research; 2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; 3) assisting in the development of educational interventions related to the research; and 4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. If it is of interest, the candidate may pursue teaching opportunities that arise during their postdoctoral tenure.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references to Lisa Corwin via email: Applications should be submitted by April 21st for full consideration.

 The start date for this position is flexible, but no later than August 15, 2017. Questions about the position should be directed to Lisa Corwin at: The position will remain open until filled.

This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. 

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