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Fellow, Post Doctoral - Civil Engineering Education
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri
Date Posted 11/06/2021
Admin-Adult And Continuing Education Programs
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri has a post doctoral position available immediately for a duration of one year.

Improving engineering education is key to meeting the worldwide need for more engineers. The postdoctoral researcher will work with the Civil Engineering department in engineering education research. This will include investigating possible changes to the department as a whole or specific classes, investigating how people become engineers (possibly looking at outreach to K-12 or underrepresented groups), or studying current educational strategies/weaknesses. The postdoctoral researcher will assist in the publication of journal articles from ongoing educational research in the departments as well as assist in writing new educational research proposals.


The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or STEM related field, with preference to engineering education, or Ph.D. in Education by the time the appointment begins.  Experience in engineering educational strategies and/or research methods as well as excellent technical writing skills is preferred.

Application Materials

Application material should include a cover letter, CV, reprints of your most important publications, and list of three (3) references with names & contact information.

Application Deadline

Applications for the position will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Other Information

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Sarah Orton (ortons@missouri.edu)

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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