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Postdoctoral Scholar
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 09/20/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education within the College of Engineering, is excited to announce our search for a postdoctoral scholar. The Leonhard Center is an endowed Center that forms partnerships with engineering faculty and programs in designing, implementing, and evaluating research-based innovations in undergraduate and graduate engineering education. In addition, the Leonhard Center initiates and evaluates College-wide projects in support of the College’s strategic goals. The Leonhard Center also provides workshops and summer academies for faculty on a wide range of topics from creativity and innovation to engineering communication. The Leonhard Center prides itself on its creative and positive workplace culture and welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds. 

Under the mentorship of the Center’s Director of Assessment and Instructional Support, the postdoctoral scholar will lead several projects. The primary project is a research study, funded by the KEEN foundation, investigating the relationship between engineering faculty beliefs and instructional practices. The project will generate new understanding on how faculty beliefs (such as growth or fixed mindset) across different domains may impact instructional decision making, including the adoption of evidence-based instructional practices. Additional projects may include collaborating with faculty to design and evaluate projects in engineering education and offering college-wide workshops on innovative instructional practices and educational research.  Working in the Leonhard Center will provide candidates with varied experience in both engineering educational research as well as faculty development. 

The position requires the ability to design and conduct research using qualitative and quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in communication and collaboration. The ability to publish and present the results of the studies at national or international conferences is also important for the position. 

Minimum requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, educational psychology, or higher education. Knowledge of current trends in engineering education is desirable. 

This position is for one-year with additional years of funding available if there is mutual interest. 

Applicants should submit their applications packet including a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.    

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education within the College of Engineering, is excited to announce our search for a postdoctoral scholar. The Leonhard Center is an endowed Center that forms partnerships with engineering faculty and programs in designing, implementing, and evaluating research-based innovations in undergraduate and graduate engineering education. In addition, the Leonhard Center initiates and evaluates College-wide projects in support of the College’s strategic goals. The Leonhard Center also provides workshops and summer academies for faculty on a wide range of topics from creativity and innovation to engineering communication. The Leonhard Center prides itself on its creative and positive workplace culture and welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds. 

Under the mentorship of the Center’s Director of Assessment and Instructional Support, the postdoctoral scholar will lead several projects. The primary project is a research study, funded by the KEEN foundation, investigating the relationship between engineering faculty beliefs and instructional practices. The project will generate new understanding on how faculty beliefs (such as growth or fixed mindset) across different domains may impact instructional decision making, including the adoption of evidence-based instructional practices. Additional projects may include collaborating with faculty to design and evaluate projects in engineering education and offering college-wide workshops on innovative instructional practices and educational research.  Working in the Leonhard Center will provide candidates with varied experience in both engineering educational research as well as faculty development. 

The position requires the ability to design and conduct research using qualitative and quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in communication and collaboration. The ability to publish and present the results of the studies at national or international conferences is also important for the position. 

Minimum requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, educational psychology, or higher education. Knowledge of current trends in engineering education is desirable. 

This position is for one-year with additional years of funding available if there is mutual interest. 

Applicants should submit their applications packet including a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.    

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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