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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    4/21/2017
    Neuroscience Research Assistant Professor - Binghamton University
    The Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University will hire a Research Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2017. This full-time position is for a three-year duration and candidates must have graduate degree before starting. This position is for Neuroscience (open to Ph.D.'s with a neuroscience background).
    FRI Neuroscience is a highly successful program in which a Research Assistant Professor guides freshmen and sophomores in innovative research that advances the field of neuroscience. The Research Assistant Professor shapes the research theme. For example, past FRI cohorts have employed rodent models to interrogate neurobiological mechanisms of disease under the guidance of the Research Assistant Professor conducting research in that area. Essentially, this position will entail teaching large numbers of college students (~30 per cohort) how to conduct authentic research and, in doing so, will help students develop the professional skills desired by graduate schools and employers. Within that process and working with a faculty advisory team, the Research Assistant Professor maintains and/or expands his/her research program. The Research Assistant Professor reports to the FRI Director, but also works closely with the faculty team of the Neuroscience research stream. In sum, FRI provides an excellent training program for new PhDs and, thus, is an exceptional postdoctoral transition that positions the Research Assistant Professors for a wider array of future STEM positions (from full range of higher education institutions to STEM education research).
    Information about the FRI program and the faculty team for this research stream: http://binghamton.edu/freshman-research-immersion/streams/current-research-streams/index.html
    https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83544
    Application materials required: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching science research, and contact information for three references to: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    4/21/2017
    University of Wisconsin, WISCIENCE Director of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning
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Friday, April 21

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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    4/21/2017
    University of Wisconsin, WISCIENCE Director of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning
    Please help us to recruit excellent candidates for a Faculty Associate (non-tenure track) position, the Director of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning at the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE), UW-Madison. The application portal is here: Job Posting
    The person in this position directs the Teaching Fellows Program, which is part of the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, and is the Course Director of our biological sciences first-year seminar courses, which are taught by the Teaching Fellows. Feel free to contact me or the search and screen committee chairperson, Dr. Amber Smith (amber.smith@wisc.edu), if you have any questions.

    4/4/17
    Postdoctoral Position: Biology Education Research at the University of Washington
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Thursday, April 13

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    The University of Maryland is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its program, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
    3/26/2017
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    Cotner lab at University of Minnesota seeks a
    Essential Qualifications: PhD in the natural sciences; documentation of evidence-based teaching; interest in the above topics
    Preferred Qualifications: Peer-reviewed publications in both the natural sciences and discipline-based education research
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Friday, April 7

Tuesday, April 4

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    Postdoctoral Position: Biology Education Research at the University of Washington
    The UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates to fill two full-time postdoctoral positions to work on the NSF-funded Learning Progression on the Development of Principle-based Reasoning in Undergraduate Physiology (LeaP UP) project. This project will develop a learning progression documenting how undergraduates come to master principle-based reasoning in Physiology across the undergraduate curriculum. We will create machine-gradable, constructed response assessments that will be used to describe current trends in student understanding as they move through the undergraduate curricula at R1s and community colleges. The project is a collaboration between UW BERG and the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr) at Michigan State University. The positions will be under the supervision of Drs. Jennifer Doherty and Mary Pat Wenderoth in the UW Biology Department.
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    Teaching (NARST).
    Candidates must have:
    a Ph.D. in biology, biology education, learning sciences, physics education or a closely related field completed in the last three years
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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    4/4/17
    Postdoctoral Position: Biology Education Research at the University of Washington
    The UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates to fill two full-time postdoctoral positions to work on the NSF-funded Learning Progression on the Development of Principle-based Reasoning in Undergraduate Physiology (LeaP UP) project. This project will develop a learning progression documenting how undergraduates come to master principle-based reasoning in Physiology across the undergraduate curriculum. We will create machine-gradable, constructed response assessments that will be used to describe current trends in student understanding as they move through the undergraduate curricula at R1s and community colleges. The project is a collaboration between UW BERG and the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr) at Michigan State University. The positions will be under the supervision of Drs. Jennifer Doherty and Mary Pat Wenderoth in the UW Biology Department.
    The postdocs will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students—locally through UW BERG and nationally through AACR and participation in the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST).
    Candidates must have:
    a Ph.D. in biology, biology education, learning sciences, physics education or a closely related field completed in the last three years
    success in publishing and presenting research findings
    demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research
    excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
    Preference will be given to candidates who have, or are willing to acquire, expertise in the following:
    physiology (plant or animal), ecophysiology or neurobiology
    qualitative educational or psychological research
    instrument development and validation
    project management
    web-based data collection and database management
    statistical data analysis
    The postdoctoral fellow responsibilities include:
    conducting and analyzing student interviews
    developing and refining the learning progression framework
    contributing to the development of assessments
    managing data collection, database production and project logistics
    directing the development of scoring rubrics and coding processes
    mentoring undergraduate research assistants
    being lead author on research publications and meeting presentations
    The positions are full-time, 12 month appointments, with salaries of $47,484, including benefits (Research Associate, UW Job Code 0148). The positions are intended to be two or three-year positions, contingent upon satisfactory performance, available funding and university policies.
    To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the your education research interests, and (3) a curriculum vitae to doherty2@uw.edu in one PDF file named “LeaP UP Postdoc LastName FirstName.pdf”. Please be ready to provide telephone numbers of three references and a sample publication if requested. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The ideal starting date is June 1, 2017, but is negotiable.
    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

    3/31/2017
    CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University
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Friday, March 31

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    CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University
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    Teaching Environments).
    Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to:
    develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for 6 – 12 science education
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    The candidates will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/).
    The appointments are initially for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.
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    STEM education
    Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in secondary science teaching are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, and a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 5138). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.
    Review of applications will begin on 4/4/17 and continue until the position is filled.
    Beginning salary is $47,500 (100%)
    Please inquire with Sue Carpenter (carpen16@msu.edu) regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for August 1, 2017.
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    3/29/2017
    Associate Director for Integrated Life Sciences Undergraduate Program- University of Maryland
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    3/31/2017
    CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University
    Applications are invited for four post-doctoral (fixed term) research associates in the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. The successful candidate(s) will provide leadership for all aspects of three research projects housed in CREATE (Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments).
    Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to:
    develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for 6 – 12 science education
    support the design and development of research
    design, develop and implement professional development with both urban and suburban schools and teachers, which encompass a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds
    developing assessments of student learning
    collecting, organizing and analyzing data
    provide management and leadership for assigned project
    work with team to plan and write reports, conference papers and journal articles that disseminate the research
    make presentations at regional and national conferences
    The candidates will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/).
    The appointments are initially for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.
    Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education
    Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in secondary science teaching are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, and a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 5138). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.
    Review of applications will begin on 4/4/17 and continue until the position is filled.
    Beginning salary is $47,500 (100%)
    Please inquire with Sue Carpenter (carpen16@msu.edu) regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for August 1, 2017.
    MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
    3/29/2017
    Associate Director for Integrated Life Sciences Undergraduate Program- University of Maryland
    The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) and the Honors College of the University of Maryland are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) Program (www.ils.umd.edu).
    Integrated Life Sciences is a living-learning program in the Honors College that is designed for accomplished honors students interested in different disciplines in the life sciences, including biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, and biomedicine. This program offers a unique undergraduate experience, involving a two-year residential program, an honors track of four interdisciplinary science courses, and facilitated opportunities for meaningful research, clinical, and service experiences.
    Major duties of the Associate Director include: (1) teaching one of the core courses in the ILS curriculum, (2) managing the day-to-day operations of the program, (3) supervising ILS professional staff, faculty fellows, and teaching assistants, (4) coordinating admissions, recruiting, and orientation, and (5) overseeing internal and external communications.
    This appointment is for 12 months at the level of regular, full-time exempt staff. Some evening and weekend work is required. Ph.D. in a life sciences discipline is required and postdoctoral teaching or research experience is preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date: 6/19/2017, in order to ensure some overlap with current associate director.
    Interested candidates should apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50318 (Position Number 117379). Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including prior teaching experiences at the undergraduate level), statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. For any questions about the duties of the position, please contact the ILS Director, Dr. Todd Cooke at tjcooke@umd.edu. For any questions about the search process, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Katerina Thompson at kaci@umd.edu.
    The University of Maryland is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its program, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

    3/26/2017
    The Cotner lab seeks a post-doc for 1-2 years (or more, pending funding). Duties include: Collaborating with Andamio Games (https://www.andamiogames.com/), Biology Teaching and Learning (BTL), and Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota; teaching in the non-majors course series; and researching one or more of the following: STEM equity, STEM games in a k-12 setting, and course-based undergraduate research experiences for non-majors. The selected candidate will: serve as the scientific consultant on a Phase II “Serious STEM Games” project (NSF funded), to develop educational games centered on metabolism; teach Biology 1003 in Spring 2018 (department funded), and conduct Biology Education Research aligned with personal and PI goals (PI funded).
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Sunday, March 26

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    (PI funded).
    Essential Qualifications: PhD in the natural sciences; documentation of evidence-based teaching; interest in the above topics
    Preferred Qualifications: Peer-reviewed publications in both the natural sciences and discipline-based education research
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    Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify. E-Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.
    This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.
    3/21/2017
    Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Biology Education Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder
    The department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education research. This postdoctoral associate will join a collaborative group of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology faculty and Discipline Based Education Researchers across the College of Arts & Sciences. The postdoctoral associate will learn and apply methods from social science and educational psychology to investigate how students’ backgrounds and identities interact with learning and persistence in biology. They will have the option to work on research related to: 1) the role of strong disciplinary interest and career goals in student success, persistence, resilience, and matriculation to advanced degree programs or 2) how various student identities interact with content in Ecology and Evolution to influence student learning.
    The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. A Ph.D. in the life sciences, science education, or a closely related field is required. Strong candidates will have experience in research about teaching and learning in Biology or another STEM field or will demonstrate a strong interest and motivation to learn about and conduct this research. Experience with qualitative research methods or a strong desire and motivation to learn and apply these methods is preferred.
    Responsibilities will include 1) designing, conducting, and analyzing qualitative research; 2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; 3) assisting in the development of educational interventions related to the research; and 4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. If it is of interest, the candidate may pursue teaching opportunities that arise during their postdoctoral tenure.
    To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references to Lisa Corwin via email: lisa.corwin@colorado.edu. Applications should be submitted by April 21st for full consideration.
    The start date for this position is flexible, but no later than August 15, 2017. Questions about the position should be directed to Lisa Corwin at: lisa.corwin@colorado.edu. The position will remain open until filled.
    This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
    The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.
    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
    The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

    3/9/2017
    Fixed Term Instructor Position in Integrative Studies in Biological Science
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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    3/26/2017
    The Cotner lab seeks a post-doc for 1-2 years (or more, pending funding). Duties include: Collaborating with Andamio Games (https://www.andamiogames.com/), Biology Teaching and Learning (BTL), and Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota; teaching in the non-majors course series; and researching one or more of the following: STEM equity, STEM games in a k-12 setting, and course-based undergraduate research experiences for non-majors. The selected candidate will: serve as the scientific consultant on a Phase II “Serious STEM Games” project (NSF funded), to develop educational games centered on metabolism; teach Biology 1003 in Spring 2018 (department funded), and conduct Biology Education Research aligned with personal and PI goals (PI funded).
    Essential Qualifications: PhD in the natural sciences; documentation of evidence-based teaching; interest in the above topics
    Preferred Qualifications: Peer-reviewed publications in both the natural sciences and discipline-based education research
    I'd love this individual to start in June, but can be flexible. I'll begin reviewing applications late March.
    The details for access are:
    Applicants can apply by:
    1) Visiting http://www1.__umn.edu__/ohr/employment/
    2) Clicking on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation
    3) Searching Job ID# 316032

    3/26/2017
    Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Biology Education
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