The NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance, titled Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, a $10m five year project, is now entering its 3rd year of a 5 year award, see websitehere. The Aspire Alliance seeks to develop inclusive and diverse STEM faculty across the nation by aligning and reinforcing professional development, hiring, and retention practices of STEM faculty simultaneously at institutional, regional, and national levels. As a member of the alliance, Northwestern’s effort focuses on the organizational, developmental, and shared knowledge and leadership success of the project through a backbone group.
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to engage in (1) collective impact training and research, where collective impact is the shared leadership and network model the program is employing; (2) social equity and justice training and research; and (3) supporting other organizational and developmental aspects. Aspire is collecting large quantities of data on institutions, departments, and individual faculty and future faculty, and there are many opportunities for research on aligning and reinforcing professional development, hiring, and retention practices of STEM faculty simultaneously at institutional, regional, and national level.
The position is currently funded for one year, renewable for up to two years contingent on funding, and is available immediately. Position is remote until pandemic is over; generally in-person afterward, with remote as a potential option.
Lead, co-create and implement training in collective impact and social equity for a national network
Support organizational development, team connections and collaborations, knowledge curation and management and other backbone functions for the Aspire Alliance
Perform basic and advanced statistical analysis on qualitative and quantitative data, particularly on faculty, future faculty and administrator perceptions and behaviors in response to interventions at various scales; create meaning from analysis of data using research frameworks; create text, figures and graphs to demonstrate key findings
Lead and contribute to the preparation of manuscripts
PhD in social science, learning sciences, education, STEM education or equivalent PhD
Research-based social science experience and expertise in manipulating and analyzing data sets with quantitative and qualitative data. Experience in mixed- and multi-method social science research
Experience in coding and analyzing with social science tool sets
Strong data visualization and communication skills
Experience with R or Python or equivalent a plus; application as e.g., Social Network Analysis
Experience in professional development training and facilitation; DEI training and facilitation is a plus
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39845
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.