Greetings all,

We are looking to hire a post-doctoral associate as part of the Science 
Education Initiative at the University of Colorado in the Department of 
Geological Sciences. Please see below (and attached) for the ad, and 
pass on to those not on the list but are interested.

Please address questions to: Steve Mojzsis at [log in to unmask]


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Science Teaching Fellow in the Department of Geological Sciences - 
Post-doctoral associate

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Science Teaching Fellow 
(STF) in Science Education in the Department of Geological Sciences at 
the University of Colorado, Boulder.  The position is an integral part 
of the Science Education Initiative at CU-Boulder; a program focused on 
the enhancement of teaching and learning in our undergraduate courses.  
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Geological Sciences, possess a 
strong commitment to science education, and have excellent 
organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Familiarity with 
current pedagogical research and assessment techniques is not required, 
but advantageous.

The Science Teaching Fellow will serve as the departmental liaison with 
the Center for Science Education, directed by Professor Carl Wieman of 
the Department of Physics. Responsibilities include working in 
coordination with our Geological Science faculty to: Develop an 
integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation; identify specific 
learning goals that represent faculty-consensus; develop valid 
assessments of student learning for undergraduate courses; participate 
in and supervise the development of new pedagogical techniques, 
materials and practices for improving student learning in the 
undergraduate courses; and publish assessment tools and findings in 
Earth Science education journals. The STF will collaborate with and 
learn from a cohort of Fellows working towards similar goals in 
Geological Sciences and other Center-funded departments.

The salary for this one-year, renewable appointment will be competitive 
and commensurate with experience.  Applicants should submit a vita and a 
statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and have three letters 
of recommendation sent to:

 Professor Stephen J. Mojzsis
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Colorado
399 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0215

Review of applications will begin on March 9, 2009, and continue until 
the position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  
The University of Colorado at Boulder is strongly committed to diversity 
and equality in education and employment..

Andrea Bair, PhD
Research Associate, Science Teaching Fellow
Department of Geological Sciences, Science Education Initiative
University of Colorado at Boulder
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: 303.492.7025