A postdoc opportunity!

From: Gabriela Weaver <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Postdoctoral position at UMass Amherst
Date: March 26, 2015 3:14:45 PM EDT

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evidence-Based Teaching and Assessment
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development to perform research and assessment on evidence-based teaching practices. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, providing assessment and evaluation expertise to support faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the development of evidence-based teaching practices; working with faculty to design assessment/evaluation plans for the learning/education/outreach component of grant proposals; serving as the project manager of the UMass CIRTL Program to help graduate students and postdocs explore and implement evidence-based teaching practices; working with the CIRTL faculty leaders to design and execute on-campus events, practica, and other programs; and teaching workshops or short courses on college teaching skills.
This is a benefited, full-time position. Initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually for up to three years subject to performance and availability of funding.                                                
Minimum qualifications: A doctoral degree in higher education, educational psychology, science education, or a related field; experience in educational assessment, evaluation, and/or research; experience in evidence-based teaching; college-level teaching experience; excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; strong working knowledge of statistics and proficiency with statistical software packages (i.e., SPSS, SAS) and qualitative research software (i.e., NVivo); experience contributing to collaborative research projects.
Preferred qualifications: Experience in postsecondary educational assessment, evaluation, and research; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines; high level of proficiency with statistical software packages; and strong organizational and time management skills.
Post-doctoral research associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on experience.                                                                                                                                        
Application Instructions:
Please submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references.  Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of April 24, 2015, in order to ensure consideration.
Please apply online at:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an AffirmativeAction/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protectedveterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applicationsfrom these and other protected group members.
Gabriela C. Weaver
Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Director, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development
Professor, Department of Chemistry

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
301 Goodell
140 Hicks Way

Amherst, MA 01003-9272
phone (413) 545-1225