Texas State University-San Marcos

4 Postdoc-Level Positions in STEM Education

4 Postdoc-Level Positions: 1 program-focused; 3 research-focused

We are advertising four postdoctoral-level positions related to instructional change in undergraduate STEM. The positions are associated with three recently awarded NSF grants:

  1. "Building Capacity: Creating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change" (2 positions);
  2. "Furthering the Work of Undergraduate STEM Transformation: Modeling Instructional Change Teams"; and
  3. "Developing Faculty Resources of Evidence-Based Practices that Improve Learning and Equity in STEM."

One of the positions will primarily focus on programmatic work and may involve synergistic research activities. The other three positions will primarily focus on research and will involve synergistic programmatic activities as appropriate.

Minimum qualifications for all positions are:

  • PhD in a STEM and/or Education field
  • Commitment to counteracting systemic inequities in STEM
  • Motivation and ability to engage with diverse students and junior researchers
  • Motivation and ability to engage with STEM faculty
  • Enthusiastic and motivated learner

Other desirable qualifications align with the responsibilities of each position, as described below. Candidates who identify with underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The salary for each position is between $50,000-$55,000 per year. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2019. Preferred start dates are between January 1 and May 1, 2020. Initial appointments will be for one year, renewable as funding remains available (3-5 years). We are willing to explore the possibility of a remote work arrangement for projects #2 and #3. However, relocation to San Marcos, TX is preferred, and we cannot guarantee that a remote arrangement is an option.

Interested candidates should submit a 1-3 page cover letter and a CV to STEMEdPostdocs@txstate.edu. The cover letter should explain the candidate's interest in one or more of the positions and why they are a good fit for the position(s), based on alignment with the required qualifications and any other desirable qualifications (e.g., past experience relevant to the job responsibilities). Candidates should clearly indicate in which position(s) they are interested in their letter. The cover letter should also specify a preferred start date and, if the candidate has not yet received their PhD, when they expect to receive it. If the candidate is requesting a remote work arrangement, this should also be specified in the letter. The CV should include a list of professional experiences, publications, and contact information for three professional references. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

The full job ad with detailed descriptions of each position can be found at txstper.wp.txstate.edu/join-us

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Last updated: 2019-10-17