DBER Postdoc Position at UA Little Rock - Mixed Methods or Qual Research

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dear AMTE Community,


Our STEM education research team at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is looking for a DBER postdoc for a newly funded NSF IUSE project, and we hope you can circulate the position! The position is renewable for up to 5 years, has a salary of $45k plus benefits, and starts asap.


The project is an institutional transformation effort that involves building and studying the impact of professional development for faculty (in Evidence-Based Instructional Practices), creation of communities of practice, expansion of a Learning Assistant program, and some higher level institution initiatives. We are looking for someone with a PhD in qualitative methods or potentially mixed methods education research. 


Here is the summer of the postdoc position and project, with the full post attached as a PDF. Thank you for sharing!


Postdoctoral Position in STEM Education Research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in association with an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), Upholding Active Learning Reform in STEM (UALRS) project. Project goals are to support diversity, equity, and inclusion at UA Little Rock by 1) changing faculty mindset from “sort and select” to “success for all students,” 2) support for teaching that improves the success of historically underserved students, 3) supporting the growth of the Learning Assistant (LA) program, and 4) training faculty to utilize evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs) including learning assistants. The UALRS grant is a 5 year project that is designed to shift STEM faculty mentality from “sort and select” towards “success for all students” through the creation of annual cohorts that participate in 1) a week-long summer institute on scientific teaching (EBIPs), 2) communities of practice for workshop participants, 3) utilization and expansion of our LA program, and 4) formation of faculty communities of transformation. In addition to mentoring provided by the PI (Dr. Baillie), this position will receive mentoring from faculty and staff that are involved with the UALRS project including Dr. Moore (Biology Education) and Dr. Pinneo (Education Researcher). Responsibilities include conducting qualitative education research and expanding professional development for STEM faculty related to teaching with opportunities for growth. Initial one-year appointment, with possibility of re-appointment of up to 5 total years, contingent on satisfactory performance, and project scope. Opportunities to teach or co-teach STEM-related or pedagogy courses will be available and encouraged.

See attached pdf for more info, and apply here: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Little-Rock/Postdoctoral-F...

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Contact Name: 
Mark Baillie
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