Dear colleagues,

Please see the announcement below for a post-doctoral research position and funded doctoral student positions at Western Michigan University to begin in Jan, 2013. Please contact [log in to unmask] for additional information.

Thank you,



Please pass on the following announcement to anyone who may be interested.  We will also be able to support 2-3 science education PhD students in this research area beginning in Summer or Fall 2013, so please also let potentially interested students know about this possibility (


General Research Area: Change strategies to support instructor use of evidence-based instruction in undergraduate STEM


Note that we expect to hire two post docs to work on related projects in this research area. Currently only one position has been approved, but appropriate applicants to this position will be invited to apply for the second position once it is posted.


Western Michigan University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on a NSF-funded Project " WIDER: EAGER: Evidence-based Instructional Practices at WMU: An Examination of Instructor Practices, Institutional Climate, and Social Networks." The postdoc will be jointly supervised by Dr. Charles Henderson (Science Education) and Dr. Andrea Beach (Higher Education and Director of Faculty Development).  The applicant will play a leadership role in a multi-disciplinary team that is developing innovative tools to measure faculty teaching approaches, faculty perceptions of teaching environments, faculty social networks, and the impact of these on efforts to promote evidence-based instruction. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in STEM education or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and experience in the study and/or promotion of STEM education reform at the post-secondary level.


Appointments are full time and will be made for a period of up to two years.  Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The start date for the position is flexible, with the option to start as early as January 1, 2013, or as late as summer 2013. Review of applications will begin Nov 27, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.


Applications should be submitted electronically at:

Search for job posting #0602076.


Questions about the position are welcome and may be emailed to: [log in to unmask]

Charles Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physics and Science Education
Senior Editor, PRST-PER (
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5252
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