The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr)in the CREATE for STEM Institute (https://create4stem.msu.edu) at Michigan State University seeks candidates to fill two Research Associate positions for research about STEM learning and assessment. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.
We are expanding our NSF-funded research project to develop assessments and resources for analyzing undergraduate learning in the fields of biology and physiology. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty and other postdoctoral researchers in the Colleges of Education and Natural Science and will provide liaisons to our partner institutions. Our research group has a strong postdoctoral mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.
Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Doctorate -Science discipline or STEM education
Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline or STEM education and have experience in discipline-based education research.
Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM educators. Successful candidates will have a mix of some of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team:
disciplinary expertise in biology, physiology or related fields
STEM education research
assessment of student learning
expertise coding in R and/or C# language
qualitative research methods
multivariate statistics and computer modeling
mixed methods research
experience publishing and presenting research findings
mentoring of undergraduate researchers
Required Application Materials
Cover letter; CV; unofficial copy of transcripts; two samples of scholarly writing; names and email addresses of three references. A complete application package consists of a cover letter outlining how your skills align with the AACR project, CV, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references.
The salary is commensurate with education and experience and the appointment will be on an annual basis with renewal/reappointment possible. This position will begin with a one year, 12-month appointment, with reappointment contingent on performance and available funding. Desired state date is August 16, 2020. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check. R
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