Postdoctoral Position in Biology Education at the University of New Hampshire, in association with an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) project under mentorship of Dr. Melissa Aikens, Department of Biological Sciences. The project goals include improving scientific, mathematical, and metacognitive practices for students across gateway courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology through (1) a faculty learning community, (2) peer undergraduate coaches (both PLTL Tutors and Learning Assistants), and (3) coordinated curricular interventions. The postdoc will join a team of DBER faculty and post-docs from across these disciplines to develop, implement, and conduct research (quantitative and/or qualitative) on the above components of this project. Initial one-year appointment, with possibility of re-appointment, contingent on satisfactory performance, project scope, and availability of funds. Opportunities to teach or co-teach introductory courses may be available.
Doctoral degree in disciplinary-based biology education research or in science education with a strong focus on undergraduate biology education or in a biological field with strong education research experience. Position requires being in residence.
Internal Number: PF0474FY20
About University of New Hampshire (UNH)
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.