The UC Irvine Education Research Initiative (ERI) and School of Biological Sciences are jointly looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar with expertise in quantitative methodologies to carry out discipline-based educational research (DBER) exploring teaching and learning in higher education under the supervision of Dr. Brian Sato (Professor of Teaching, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry; Associate Dean, Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation). This position has funding available for two years with a proposed start date of July 1, 2021 (negotiable).

The University of California, Irvine has a vibrant and collaborative community of discipline-based education researchers, and STEM educators striving to provide our highly diverse student population with a premier learning experience. The Postdoctoral Scholar will collaborate with UCI faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, primarily within STEM disciplines, on ERI projects. A main focus of the work will be an NSF-funded project (DUE 1821724) to examine the impact of teaching-focused faculty on student and faculty outcomes, using a variety of data sources (institutional data, student and faculty survey and interview data, classroom observation data, and social network data, among others). Relevant research projects will involve survey design and analysis, as well as accessing, cleaning, and analyzing institutional data.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an Education, Social Science, or STEM Education discipline; experience in conducting research on teaching and learning; expertise in quantitative research design and methodologies; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; a successful record of publication and presentations; and the ability to work well with university faculty. Grant writing experience is also a plus.

Applications should be submitted online at<;!!HXCxUKc!nLoRwJmigHMYE0dnYZryLs1n9hTzT4jaNVGW21Z0UrmzLILLyB7BX6UvYAawBnk$>. Initial application review will begin on May 4th.


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