Please share this Geoscience Education GRA posting with any of your students who may be interested in pursuing research in Geoscience Education.  I will be available in Vancouver this coming week if anyone would like to meet with me in person to discuss the position.  I can be reached by email, and will be in and out of the IAGD booth (#319) in the exhibit hall. 





Position Title:  Graduate Research Assistant in Geoscience Education, University of Cincinnati


Focus: One graduate research fellowship is available for a motivated student researcher in Geoscience Education focused on diversity, specifically related to access and inclusion in the geosciences.  The academic home for this position is negotiable; situated either in the School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction OR College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geology, at the University of Cincinnati. Two years of funding are currently available, with potential for an additional two depending on grant writing, interest and research progress towards a PhD, and agreement with the advisor.  Qualified candidates must have earned a BA or BS in geology or a geoscience-related degree by the time the graduate assistantship begins.  Additional coursework or experience in education or instructional design preferred, but not required.  Degree will be offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction AND/OR Department of Geology, depending on the career interests of the successful applicant. 


Contact and Application:  Interested students should contact Dr. Chris Atchison ([log in to unmask]) with your CV and statement of career goals and research interests. Doctoral applications must be received by December 15, for summer/fall 2015 enrollment.  Application deadlines for master's degree students are rolling, but those submitted before February 1 will receive priority consideration – the position can begin as early as summer 2015. 



Christopher L. Atchison
Assistant Professor, Geoscience Education
Executive Director, International Association for Geoscience Diversity

Vice-Chair, Geoscience Education Division, Geological Society of America

University of Cincinnati
511E Teachers College
PO Box 210022
Cincinnati, OH  45221 

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