[pccgrads] Postdoc announcement-biology education and research at
South Dakota State Univ.
uwpcc at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 27 12:54:22 PST 2017
The Department of Biology & Microbiology at South Dakota State University
invites applications for a
postdoctoral research associate in biology education and research. Our
research group is situated at the
intersection of research in STEM higher education, cognitive psychology, and
computer modeling, and
focuses on 1) how undergraduates develop expertise in biological concepts,
including the roles of curriculum
and classroom environments on this progression, and 2) the role of
scientific practices such as modeling and
argumentation in facilitating students' conceptual mastery. The successful
candidate will develop a vibrant
research agenda around education research in undergraduate biology. In
addition, the postdoc will develop
and deliver student-centered, practice- and concept-driven curriculum in
college biology courses.
Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in biology (any discipline) by
the anticipated start date of August
1, 2017, and a strong interest in developing excellence in biology education
scholarship and research. The
abilities to prioritize tasks, to engage in long- and short-term planning,
and to handle a variety of demands
simultaneously are critical. Applicants must be self-motivated, creative
individuals who have excellent
interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills, and who can work both
independently and as part of
We seek candidates who consistently demonstrate creativity, initiative, and
curiosity; who have experience
working with diverse populations; and who have some knowledge of national
science education reform
efforts. Some formal teaching experience is especially desirable. Experience
developing curriculum units,
developing and using a variety of assessments, and qualitative and
quantitative data analysis skills are
preferred but not required.
Salary and Appointment
This postdoctoral research associate position is a 12-month, full-time,
salaried, and benefited position at
South Dakota State University, in Brookings SD. The initial appointment is
for one year with the possibility of
renewal for an additional one year.
To apply for the postdoctoral research associate, please send a single
application file (PDF) consisting of the
following to SDSU.BioMicro at sdstate.edu:
1) a letter of interest in the position, including your career goals, no
longer than 2 pages,
2) a current curriculum vitae,
3) statement of teaching philosophy, no longer than 2 pages, and
4) a statement of current and potential future research plans and goals, no
longer than 2 pages.
Please name the PDF file with the applicant's last name followed by "Postdoc
App", e.g. "Smith Postdoc
App.PDF." Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation
sent confidentially to the
same email address. The successful applicant will need to pass a criminal
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal
opportunity and the diversity of its
faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with
disabilities are encouraged to
apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made
by emailing HR at sdstate.edu.
SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, citizenship, ancestry,
gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability,
veteran's status or any other protected
class in the offering of all educational programs and employment
opportunities. Individuals with concerns
regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX
Coordinator, Human Resources,
Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.
Application Review Timeline
Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 2, 2017 and will continue
until the position is filled.
Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Anne-Marie Hoskinson,
PI and Assistant Professor,
Department of Biology & Microbiology, South Dakota State University,
annemarie.hoskinson at sdstate.e
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