The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the learning sciences or a closely related field. The postdoctoral researcher will join the team of an NSF-funded project that provides in-person and online professional development to informal educators in the context of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). The project aims to study the ways in which educators take up effective, identity and equity-based STEAM practices and apply them to their work. The incumbent will work in an interdisciplinary team of natural scientists, artists, and learning scientists from UAF, the University of Washington, Bothell, the UA Museum of the North, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. The position has a flexible start date as early as January 2019 and is expected to continue for up to 3 years.
Experience in conducting educational research.
Demonstrated expertise in qualitative methods.
Ability to work effectively in diverse settings and with a team.
Ability to work independently.
Strong organizational skills and reliability.
An ability to contribute to scholarly publications in the learning sciences.
Ability to provide professional development for educators.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. degree (already received, or has completed all requirements and awaiting graduation) with an emphasis in Learning Sciences or a related field. Preference will be given to those with experience with museums, libraries, or other informal learning venues.
As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
This position is full-time, exempt, term-funded, Grade 00_40 (Salary commensurate with experience)
To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae to include a list of publications, and contact information for three professional references with your application. The review of this posting will start on 11/5/2018, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. Applications received after this date may not be considered until another position becomes available or if a qualified candidate is not identified.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-5880 or 907-474-7999. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
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This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2019, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
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