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Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions at Western Michigan University


The Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University (WMU) is seeking two postdoctoral research associates to support the project implementation and research the impact of institutional transformation funded by a $3.2M grant from the US Department of Education. Broncos FIRST is built around an innovative model to promote and institutionalize emergent change in higher education, particularly around student success.


The postdocs will join CRICPE, a WMU research center that conducts and supports interdisciplinary research focused on promoting transformative change in postsecondary education (see  Supervised by CRICPE Co-Directors, Dr. Charles Henderson and Dr. Andrea Beach, the two postdocs will engage in mixed-methods research on important processes and outcomes of the project. These include the work of learning communities; intra-organizational alignment of student support structures; and institutional culture/climate related to student success. The post docs will also consult with and serve as resources for professional learning communities of faculty, staff, and undergraduate students as these heterogeneous groups engage in action research projects. Responsibilities will include research planning, development, data collection and analysis, and development of manuscripts and presentations related to the project. 


We are seeking applicants who have experience and interest in applying interdisciplinary research methods to solve important problems in higher education and who have a strong interest in student success, institutional change, or professional development. Applicants must have a PhD in Higher Education or a related field.


Both appointments are full time and will be made for a period of one year, renewable for up to three years total.  Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The start date for the positions is expected to be between June and August 2016. Review of applications will begin on May 12 and continue until the position is filled.


Applications should be submitted electronically at:  


You are encouraged to contact us prior to submitting your application:

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Charles Henderson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physics and Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Senior Editor, Physical Review - Physics Education Research
Co-Director, Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5252

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