Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral research scientist position under the direction of Victoria L. May, Executive Director of the Institute for School Partnership and Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join a team of researchers and practitioners working together on design-based implementation projects. This person will contribute to and help lead a portfolio of research and development projects. The ISP develops authentic partnerships with other external educational organizations to improve and study K-12 education, especially in STEM, with an equity focus. We pursue this work using the framework of improvement science and design based implementation research as we seek to improve practice while simultaneously contributing to the knowledge in the field. A postdoctoral scholar in this role will have opportunities for publishing and leading research effort(s).
The ideal candidate for this position would join the ISP team and bring a scholarly background in organizational theory, educational policy, and STEM education. He/she would be able to help conceptualize, direct, and conduct research and development projects that relate to the Institute’s mission. The projects initially associated with position focus on the implementing a distributed leadership model in a high poverty school district in order to transform the educational experience for elementary students in the district as well as design and implementation of K-8 NGSS-aligned STEM curriculum project.
The complete job description is attached and includes responsibilities as well as the minimum and desirable qualifications for a preferred candidate.
Applications should send: (a) a brief letter of interest, (b) CV,
(c) two writing samples most appropriate for the position, and (d) names and contact information for three references to the
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Start date: As early as June 1, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Term: annual contract, renewable each year based on project funding
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