Dear GeoEd colleagues,
A team of four researchers at three universities (myself at TAMU,  Drs. Julie Sexton & Harmony Newman at the University of Northern Colorado and Dr. Krystal Hinerman of Lamar University) have been funded by NSF Education Core Research to examine the influence of field camp experience on undergraduate geology majors’ academic and career decisions.  We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join us in this work, especially someone with a strong methodological grounding as described in the announcement below.

The project is active now and we are looking for the successful candidate to start this Spring. Please distribute to those in your circles - thanks!  The link to the application is below.  Any inquiries or questions should be directed to Dr. Julie Sexton at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, or to me.  The position will be based at the University of Northern Colorado.

Eric Riggs

Postdoctoral researcher in social sciences sought for NSF grant
We seek applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a three-year, NSF-funded mixed methods study investigating undergraduate geology students' scientific fieldwork experiences and the role those experiences have on academic and career decisions. The representation of women in the earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences workforce is significantly lower than that of female undergraduate students majoring in these disciplines; therefore, the study will examine how and why female and male undergraduate students who engage in science fieldwork pursue science careers. The project and position are centered at the University of Northern Colorado but the postdoctoral researcher will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary team of researchers from three institutions including Drs. Julie Sexton, Harmony Newman, Eric Riggs, and Krystal Hinerman. The primary responsibilities include:

1.     Collect and analyze qualitative data related to student and faculty experiences in science field courses

2.     Serve as data manager for qualitative and quantitative components of the project

3.     Serve as project manager to oversee logistical aspects of the project

4.     Present and publish findings from the study

5.     Attend project meetings

Minimum Qualifications: 1) PHD or ABD or equivalent in education, sociology, science education, psychology, or educational psychology. 2) 3-5 years work conducting qualitative and quantitative education research or completion of a PhD in which these skills were developed.
Preferred Qualifications: 1) Knowledge/expertise related to social cognitive career theory and gender theory. 2) Knowledge of or experience in science field courses.
Preferred Start Date: March 18, 2019, but open to negotiation.
To apply go to:<>

Eric M. Riggs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3115
Phone: 979.845.6529