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    5:15-6:15 Special Interest Groups meet OR Free Time
    6:30 Reception & Banquet at The Commons Ballroom
    Sponsored by McGraw-Hill

    Sunday- July 23
    8:00 Business Meeting in Bruininks 220 - all welcome
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    4:10-6:00 Free time
    6:00-7:30 Reception- light refreshments at The Commons
    Sponsored by Pearson {Pearson logo 2016.png}
    Saturday- July 22
    6:15 - 5K "Fun" run
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    Hotel Accommodations
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Monday, July 17

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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    The University of Maryland is hiring a Research Associate in STEM Education to start in September 2017
    The position:
    We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to split time between conducting research and leading the development of a thriving community of faculty who teach Introductory Physics for Life Science (IPLS) classes.
    Research topics may include (but are not limited to):
    ● How faculty create courses from collection of curricular materials, use online resources, and engage in online communities
    ● How user interfaces can affect course design
    ● How community building activities such as workshops and social media can help faculty incorporate, adapt and maintain innovative instructional methods in their teaching.
    Community building activities may include (but are not limited to):
    ● Conducting in-person and online workshops for physics faculty
    ● Seeding and facilitating online discussions
    ● Learning about and engaging in best practices for creating thriving online communities
    The project:
    IPLS-Portal is a collaborative project between the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and 8 colleges and universities to create a web portal to collect and curate curricular materials developed for Introductory Physics for Life Science (IPLS) classes, and to sustain a community of educators dedicated to iteratively improving instruction in these courses. The project started approximately one year ago and we have conducted initial research into how physics faculty plan IPLS courses, categorize curricular materials, create curricular materials, and collaborate with other instructors in their course planning and implementation. We have a large collection of interview and focus group data available for analysis for a wide variety of investigations. Over the next 3 years, the project will create a large database of interdisciplinary curricular materials that is easily searchable and browsable, support faculty in adapting these materials, help faculty design new IPLS courses that fit their specific circumstances, and sustain a community educators interacting and learning through the portal. We aim to create a thriving community of IPLS instructors who share stories, ideas, and materials through professional development workshops and extended online and in-person interactions. Finally, we will conduct extensive research into the use of the database and the curricular materials therein, and the evolution of the community of users.
    Preferred qualifications:
    ● PhD/EdD in STEM field or physics/science education
    ● Enthusiastic learner (because this project will involve research in many different areas, your ability to learn is more important than extensive experience in relevant areas)
    ● Understands how to listen and draw out people’s experiences and perspectives (e.g. in the context of interviews)
    ● Experience with research into faculty/teacher change, instructional change, institutional change, and/or faculty/teacher professional development
    ● Experience with an existing online community of educators
    ● Experience with qualitative research including interviewing and video analysis
    ● Strong communication and writing skills and a willingness to improve them
    ● Strong time management and organizational skills and a willingness to improve them
    ● Ability to work with a geographically distributed team
    ● Employer: University of Maryland, College Park
    ● Location: Preferably in the DC area, but will consider hiring someone who would work remotely
    ● Supervisors: Primary supervisor Chandra Turpen, with additional advising by a team of researchers at the University of Maryland (Joe Redish), Montgomery College (Raluca Teodorescu), and the American Association of Physics Teachers (Sam McKagan and Adrian Madsen).
    ● Start date: Prefer September 2017, but will be flexible for the right candidate
    ● Time commitment: Prefer full-time, but will be flexible for the right candidate
    ● Length of appointment: 1-year contract, renewable up to 3 years
    For more information:
    ● Contact Chandra Turpen:
    To apply:
    Please submit the following to Chandra Turpen at
    ● Cover letter, including:
    ○ Why you are interested in this position
    ○ Why you are a good fit for this position
    ○ Your preferred start date
    ○ When you received or expect to receive your PhD or EdD
    ○ Your preferred work location (College Park, MD; or elsewhere)
    ○ Your preferred full-time or part-time status (ranging from 50% to 100% time)
    ● CV, including:
    ○ List of publications
    ○ Education, research, and community-building experience
    ○ Contact information for three references

    Postdoctoral Associate - 1701685-Stony Brook University
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Thursday, July 13

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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    Postdoctoral Associate - 1701685-Stony Brook University
    Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an attached resume)
    Doctoral Degree or foreign equivalent degree in Ecology and Evolution,
    Evolutionary Biology or related field in hand by August 15, 2017.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Strong background in statistical methodologies. Prior published work
    using Rasch/IRT psychometric methods. Prior experience working with
    faculty in large, introductory biology courses. Experience managing
    large datasets. Strong communication skills. Familiarity with the
    content of introductory biology courses. Publication record.
    Brief Description of Duties:
    The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in
    the department of Ecology & Evolution. The incumbent will work on
    NSF-funded grant project seeking to advance the adoption of
    open-response assessment in large undergraduate biology course. These
    assessment will be used in order to help the faculty better understand
    students thinking and learning difficulties as well as to design
    instructional resources to address these difficulties.
    The primary responsibility of this position is the development,
    application, analysis and interpretation of assessment data. In
    addition, the Postdoctoral Associate will also have responsibility to
    analyze how faculty use the assessments in their teaching.
    The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments
    are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of
    Stony Brook University.
    Development, collection, analysis, and interpretation of assessment data.
    Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific
    journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
    Meetings with faculty and research team to discuss research methods and results.
    Database management
    Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific
    Conferences and Meetings.
    Special Notes: Due to the unique research goal of this project, this
    position is designed to be part-time, as ideal candidate could
    maintain a concurrent teaching assignment (part-time). Some weekend
    hours may be required. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private
    educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research
    Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the
    availability of funding FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the
    overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met
    to maintain FLSA exemption.
    Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
    If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the
    University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or
    the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700.
    In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a
    copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling
    (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University
    Police website at
    Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See
    our policy and learn more at
    About Stony Brook:
    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research
    programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's
    scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000
    undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500
    faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine,
    Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care
    provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association
    of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National
    Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting
    world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities
    such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron
    Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New
    York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed
    by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the
    Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user
    of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative
    research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Science Education (OPS Job Opening 41732, Postdoctoral Scholar) School of Teacher Education, Florida State University
    A research statement; and
    The names and email addresses of three references.
    The Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University’s community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.
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