A position for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Education is open in the Department of Teaching and Learning for the area of Science Education. The NSF grant is a 4-year grant that will work with teachers across a three- year time period, focused on helping teachers develop Adaptive Expertise through implementing the Science Writing Heuristic approach in grades 3 -5. This Postdoctoral Research position is anticipated as an 18-month position with a focus on studying these teachers as they implement the SWH approach and shift toward adaptive pedagogy.
The Postdoctoral scholar will be involved with quantitative analysis of collected data, and supporting teachers through professional development activities related to building Adaptive Expertise for teaching. This will involve working with or supervising graduate students' engagement with the grant, using a range
Review of applications will begin November 9, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates will submit:
letter of interest
current curriculum vitae
a writing sample that demonstrates capacity for qualitative data collection, analysis, or interpretation (i.e., journal publication or thesis with methods chapter/section.)
names of 3 professional references.
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