Postdoctoral Fellow in Community Engaged STEM Learning

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mathematizing, Visualizing, and Power (MVP): Appalachian Youth Becoming Data Artists for Community Learning is a three-year NSF-funded project that focuses on developing and testing a model for community-centered data exploration catalyzed by youth. The project develops quantitative data artistry among young people in East Tennessee communities and enables these youth to share their data visualizations with their communities to foster collective reflection and understanding. The project is based in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS), a leading educational research institution, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The project is led by PIs Lynn Hodge, Elizabeth Dyer, Joy Bertling, and Carlye Clark and includes a dynamic and diverse team.

Responsibilities. We seek a postdoctoral fellow to advance the community engaged design, research, and development work of the project. This fellowship will provide opportunities for a junior researcher to contribute to the project’s goals while gaining research, partnership building, and project coordination experience.

Qualifications. Applicants should have a completed doctoral degree in STEM education, teacher education, urban education, or a related field. Preferred qualifications include experience working with communities as part of informal learning contexts, expertise in culturally relevant pedagogy, and experience with data science/statistics education.

This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with a salary of $60,000, with health/dental insurance, a travel allowance, and other benefits. At UTK, we strive to provide eligible employees with a comprehensive suite of benefits. For complete information about insurance, retirement, and other available benefits, visit the UT System HR Benefits website. This position is for up to two years, contingent upon mutual agreement and satisfactory performance in year one.

Application. The Application review is ongoing. Applicants should send a detailed CV, a cover letter explaining interest and expertise related to the project, as well as the names and contact information of three references.

Applicants should apply through this link:


Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Lynn Hodge at


The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Contact Name: 
Dr. Lynn Hodge
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