Postdoctoral Associate Position, MIT-SUTD Collaboration

Here is yet another postdoctoral opportunity at MIT! Think you’ve got what it takes? One way to find out!

Postdoctoral Associate Position Open

MIT-SUTD Collaboration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The MIT-SUTD Collaboration Office is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Associate who can assist the Collaboration Director. The MIT-SUTD Collaboration is a part of a unique initiative to help start a new university in Singapore, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). As part of this project, MIT will be developing SUTD’s curriculum and assisting SUTD with its implementation and delivery during its initial years.  SUTD and MIT have also created a joint research center, the Singapore-MIT International Design Center, with dedicated facilities at both universities.

Reporting to Collaboration Director, the postdoctoral associate will be responsible for coordinating the creation and delivery of the overall university curriculum. As a key stakeholder within a highly collaborative team, the postdoctoral associate will have the overarching responsibility of coordinating the various stakeholders to ensure the integrity, timeliness, and excellence of the final product as well as provide critical input to the Collaboration Director on the latest thinking regarding curriculum development and instructional design in science and engineering. This is an ideal position for a postdoc with prior curriculum development and teaching experience. The postdoctoral associate should be cognizant of current thinking and trends in curriculum development and instructional design in science and engineering as well as experience in the implementation of findings from educational research into the development of curriculum and instruction in the classroom.

Position Description:

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, MIT-Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Collaboration, to be responsible for coordinating the creation and delivery of the overall undergraduate university curriculum for the MIT-SUTD Collaboration, a ten-year, groundbreaking agreement between the Singapore government and MIT. Will coordinate various stakeholders (faculty, TA/RAs, course production team) to ensure the integrity, timeliness, and excellence of the final product; and provide critical input to the director on the latest thinking regarding curriculum development and instructional design in science and engineering. Will report to the MIT-SUTD Collaboration’s faculty director.

REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in science or engineering education or in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) discipline; experience in STEM education; curriculum development and teaching experience; an understanding of current thinking and trends in curriculum development and instructional design in science and engineering; an understanding of engineering, design, and technology; and experience in the implementation of findings from educational research into the development of curriculum and classroom instruction. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. The appointment will be for one year with renewal expected, depending on performance and funding. Start date is flexible, but could be as early as April 2011.

In addition to applying online, applicants should send a CV, publications list, statement of research interests (1,000-3,000 words), one writing sample on a topic related to curriculum development or instructional design, and arrange that two to three letters of reference be sent to: Jon Griffith, MIT-SUTD Collaboration, 35-216, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307; or jong@mit.edu.

Deadline: March 31, 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Post-Doc Research Associate, STEM Education, MSU

Are you an Engineering Education Ph.D. graduate looking for a post-doc opportunity?

Here is a great opportunity from Michigan State University!

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

STEM Education

Michigan State University

Posting # 4474

The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (http://aacr.crcstl.msu.edu) at Michigan State University seeks two candidates to fill two one-year (with a possible second year) Research Associate positions in the field of college science / engineering teaching and learning. We are an interdisciplinary team (from Biology, Genetics, Geology, Education, Engineering, Statistics, and Linguistics) exploring computerized analysis of students’ writing in large enrollment undergraduate Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.

We are expanding our collaborations on these projects with STEM education researchers across the country. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Natural Science, Engineering, and the MSU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a natural science, engineering, or STEM education. You should have a strong commitment to undergraduate science / engineering education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM educators. Successful candidates will have a mix of some set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team: disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline, experience publishing and presenting research findings, STEM education research, assessment of learning, computational linguistics, natural language processing, statistics/computer modeling, database management, or web site development. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A complete application package consists of a cover letter, cv, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. Review of application materials will begin April 30, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled. Position start date by August 15, 2011.

Apply online http://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55983

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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