Post Doctoral Scholar

Job Description

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Job Title:
Post Doctoral Scholar

Engineering | Engineering Education

A non-tenure track, AAAA month postdoctoral associate position is open, funded by a fiveyear Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant that investigates and transforms science and mathematics gateway courses into pathway courses for diverse student groups at the Ohio State University (OSU). The postdoctoral associates will join an interdisciplinary research team including faculty and staff from College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology, and College of Engineering at OSU. Qualifications` The candidate(s) must possess a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Sociology, Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics (STEM) Education, Leadership and Policy Studies, Learning Sciences, or related fields and must demonstrate skills in retrieving, reviewing, and synthesizing literature related to higher education, sociology, anthropology, or other related discipline. The ideal candidate(s) must demonstrate excellent statistical analyses, instrument development, interviewing, qualitative coding, and/or survey research skills and will have experience overseeing research projects; preparing reports and manuscripts; conducting and transcribing interviews; and organizing and compiling quantitative and/or qualitative data. The candidate must demonstrate research interest(s) in one or more of the following areas: STEM postsecondary education; recruitment and retention of STEM graduate students and faculty; mixed methods in STEM education; and intersectionality across diverse contexts. Good verbal and written skills in English are required. Application Procedure Send a letter electronically addressing your interest and qualifications, a current vita, the names of three professional references, and a copy of one or more publications (published or in press) to Dr. Monica F. Cox (, Professor of Engineering Education The first round of application screenings will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information:


The successful candidates will work directly with principal investigators of the HHMI assessment team and with the lead faculty and graduate student instructors in science and mathematics departments. The candidate should demonstrate expertise in quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and mixed methods. This researcher will also assist with overseeing the logistics, internal and external communication and coordination of the project and will assist with managing and coordinating documentation, timelines, and reports. Quantitative expectations include the creation, launch, and analyses of survey studies of student learning outcomes and instructor classroom experiences using various statistical techniques, including but not limited to hierarchal linear modeling and structural equation modeling. Qualitative expectations involve the utilization of techniques such as interviews, focus groups, document analysis, discourse analysis, and multi- modal analysis, for scholarship and research that contribute to the overall project. The candidates should be fluent in educational, STEM education, or social science techniques of data collection and analysis and knowledge of current debates in regard to quantitative and qualitative methods. Benefits include opportunities to contribute to a collaborative, positive, congenial and professional team environment; to be mentored by nationally recognized faculty with diverse perspectives; to disseminate findings at national conferences and within peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $65,000

Smith-Steeb Hall (0852)

Position Type:
Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

First Shift

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