The Geoscience Education Lab at Northern Illinois University (NIU) anticipates an opening for a post-doctoral scholar. The postdoc will lead a mixed-methods investigation of students’ spatial conceptions of erosional processes, support the collection and analysis of quantitative classroom data, develop and publish manuscripts for education and geoscience journals, and develop proposals for external funding. This is a two-year position funded by NSF award #1835950. The project includes the opportunity for a week-long residency at the Research in Spatial Cognition laboratory at Temple University. Required qualifications include: PhD in geology, geoscience, or related discipline, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a productive team. Experience with qualitative methodology, proficiency with statistics, graphical software, and/or human-subjects research protocols, preferred. For more information about this position, please contact Nicole LaDue ([log in to unmask]). Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references directly to Nicole LaDue ([log in to unmask]). Application review begins on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is January 2019.



Nicole D. LaDue, M.A.T., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

302C Davis Hall

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115