Detailed Job Description
The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include working with Stacey Lowery Bretz on an NSF-funded project to investigate the role of cluster analysis in identifying misconceptions regarding particulate, symbolic, and macroscopic representations in undergraduate learning of chemistry; mentor CER graduate and undergraduate students and participate in joint group meetings with the CER groups at Miami.
Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in chemistry education, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field such as learnign sciences or cognitive psychology.
Demonstrated experience with research in chemistry education or teaching chemistry, complex data sets and multivariate statistics, including cluster analysis. Experience analyzing qualitative data. Experience conducting research on misconceptions, particulate representations, or assessment. Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to work/collaborate with others.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants will be asked to submit cover letter, curriculum vitae including publications and presentations, copies of transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted) and a description of research interests (2 pages maximum). Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by professional references. All application materials should be sent to Dr. Stacey Lowery Bretz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position renewal contingent on adequate research progress and funding. More information about the Bretz CER group can be found at chemistry.miamioh.edu/bretzsl.