A postdoctoral position focused on writing-to-learn pedagogies in science education is available in the Biology Department at Duke University. The position is part of an NSF-funded IUSE grant (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) to understand the role of writing in promoting learning and engagement for undergraduates at the introductory and capstone levels, with particular attention to the mechanisms of effect. The responsibilities of the position include: executing empirical studies of student learning and engagement in collaboration with researchers and course instructors from biology, chemistry, statistics, and other disciplines/departments across three universities (Duke University, University of Minnesota, and University of Michigan); performing extensive quantitative analysis of new and previously-collected data; and disseminating products of our efforts to both research communities (through peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and written reports) and communities of practice (through annual professional development workshops and subsequent virtual collaborations).
Applicants should have a background in program evaluation and scientific teaching, have strong writing and quantitative analysis skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience with teaching through writing is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in writing-to-learn pedagogies. A Ph.D. in disciplinary-based education research in STEM is required.
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.