Northern Illinois University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to
support NSF #1835950 and Graduate Research Assistant to support NSF

*Postdoctoral Position:*

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 *one-year *position funded by NSF #1835950, with the possibility of an
additional year of funding, and the opportunity for a week-long residency
at the Research in Spatial Cognition laboratory at Temple University.

Skills and Expertise:

•      A Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field

•      Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

•      Ability to work as part of a productive team

•      Experience with interview methods, GIS, and illustrator preferred
but not required.

Interested candidates should contact Nicole LaDue ([log in to unmask]).
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Preferred
start date is January 2020, but a later start date in Summer 2020 is

*Graduate Research Assistant*

The graduate student will lead mentoring meetings for high achieving STEM
students with high financial need, learn qualitative and mixed-methods
research methodologies, and investigate the personal and contextual factors
associated with students’ persistence in STEM majors. This project is
funded, in part, by NSF #1834076. The GRA will earn a graduate degree (M.S.
or Ph.D.) from the NIU Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences
and be a part of the Visualization & Geoscience Education Research
Laboratory. Preference will be given to students intending to pursue a
Ph.D. and/or applicants with experience mentoring underrepresented
students. To apply for funding, please contact Nicole LaDue ([log in to unmask]).
Application review for this position will begin in *January 2020.* NIU
offers several opportunities for graduate student travel and research
funding, a low cost of living, and a growing DBER community.

Nicole LaDue, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Northern Illinois University
302C Davis Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
Email: [log in to unmask]