Assessment and Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Research on Learning at Teaching, University of Michigan
This two-year postdoc will be an excellent opportunity for a recent PhD who wishes to explore an educational development career at a well-established center and develop significant evaluation and assessment experience. The successful candidate will work closely on a team to evaluate and report on the Provost’s Third Century Student Learning Initiative (http://thirdcentury.umich.edu/student-learning/), which supports engaged and transformative learning.
This position is a two-year staff appointment, with possibility for extension. The salary is very competitive and University benefits are excellent. The anticipated start date is in the Winter 2015 Term (but a specific start date is negotiable).
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree, experience in postsecondary assessment, evaluation and/or educational research; demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; ability to take directions, assume increasing independent responsibility, and provide follow up; strong attention to detail; and sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university, including both curricular and co-curricular learning environments.
Desired qualifications include familiarity with the literature on active and experiential learning; as well as experience with large datasets, quasi-experimental design, and a faculty development or teaching center.
- Visit the University of Michigan Job Site (http://umjobs.org).
- Search the system with the keyword “CRLT” (the position # is 102214).
- Upload a CV and cover letter as a single document (applicants may upload only one document).
- Apply no later than November 14, 2014 (but we will do initial interviews on a rolling basis, so earlier is preferred).
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Chemistry and Science Education at Emporia State University
Emporia State University’s Department of Physical Science seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in chemistry and science education. A PhD in chemistry or chemistry education is required, with experience evaluating secondary-level pre-service teachers in physical sciences. Teaching responsibilities will include science teacher preparation and introductory-level chemistry courses, as well as advanced chemistry courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for observing and evaluating student teachers at regional schools. To apply, send a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a brief summary of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Diane Nutbrown, Campus Box 4030, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801-5087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening will begin Oct. 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Background check required. An AA/EEO institution, ESU encourages minorities and women to apply. For more information visit www.emporia.edu/humres/jobs/unclassified/15/24/assistant-professor/.
MACTLAC Annual Meeting at Alverno College in Milwaukee - Free Registration for Graduate Students and Postdocs in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI is hosting the 62nd Annual MACTLAC meeting October 24-25, 2014. This is a group of chemistry faculty at liberal arts colleges in the Midwest that get together every year to listen to keynote speakers related to chemistry and chem ed, engage in workshops, and take part in discussion groups on the teaching of chemistry sub-disciplines in a liberal arts environment. This year we will have special sessions for graduate students and postdocs thinking about making the transition to Professor at a primarily undergraduate institution. We even have a placement service! This is an excellent opportunity for networking and professional development. And registration for graduate students and postdocs is FREE!
Applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs are Now Open
The National Academies is accepting applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://nationalacademies.org/ford
- U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
- Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities
Stipends and Allowances:
- Predoctoral -- $24,000 per year for three years
- Dissertation -- $25,000 for one year
- Postdoctoral -- $45,000 for one year
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.
Approximately 60 predoctoral, 30 dissertation, and 18 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.
Application Deadline Dates:
- Predoctoral: November 19, 2014
- Dissertation: November 14, 2014
- Postdoctoral: November 14, 2014
For Further information please contact:
Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001