The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applicants for a Post Doctoral Research Associate in STEM Education. Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years, and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.
The incumbent will primarily work on a NSF-funded research project (NSF ITEST #1850296), which is designed to improve 1) elementary teachersâ™ instruction and studentsâ™ engagement and understanding in the STEM domains of engineering, digital technology, and systems thinking and 2) elementary student science learning among traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM through professional development. Duties will include collecting, managing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data (e.g., videotapes of classrooms, PD and lesson planning artifacts, interviews, and teacher and student surveys) and disseminating findings through manuscript preparation and at scholarly conferences. The candidate(s) will also have the opportunity to work on other funded and non-funded projects.
Internal Number: R0011667
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Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.