The University of Connecticut is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with INCLUDE, a groundbreaking project related to neurodiversity within the context of engineering education. The INCLUDE program is a 5-year NSF-funded project aimed at building a campus-wide ecosystem to cultivate the potential of neurodivergent students to contribute to innovations in engineering. The project aims to make systemic changes in the following areas: recruitment and transition of neurodivergent students, community building, incorporation of inclusive teaching practices, holistic support, and career transition. The project abstract may be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1920761 . Further information on the Department can be found at: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu .
The full-time postdoctoral position will be under the supervision of Dr. Rachael Gabriel in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UConn’s Neag School of Education and Dr. Maria Chrysochoou in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The ideal candidate is highly motivated and passionate about the inclusion of neurodivergent students in STEM fields. This position presents the opportunity to make significant contributions to publications in the field of neurodiversity and innovations in STEM education. The postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from a diverse team of experts affiliated with the Neag School of Education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will be involved in data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation. In addition to research activities, the candidate may have duties related to education and outreach and will work closely with a team of CEE faculty in relation to faculty development and course redesign efforts.
- Ph.D. in engineering education, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, or other related fields.
- Experience with qualitative research methods.
- Willingness to operate as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.
- Some background or experience in quantitative research methods, survey design, and statistical analysis.
- Familiarity with engineering and/or STEM fields.
This is a full-time (12-month appointment) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the UConn main campus in Storrs, CT. The initial appointment is one year and renewable for up to three years, with preference given to those who can commit at least two years to the position. The anticipated start date is August 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs , Staff Positions, Search #495398 to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 9, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.