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Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Teaching Engineering Equity Project
The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with an interdisciplinary project team of faculty researchers and graduate research assistants on a research strategy to develop an evidence-based pedagogical framework that describes a philosophy and approach for creating and implementing equity-centered engineering curricula and instruction.

Specifically, the Postdoctoral Researcher will:
  • Assist in coordinating the work of the TEE Scholars and graduate research assistants, and supervise the work of graduate research assistants.
  • Assist in the creation and validation of a pedagogical framework that supports the integration of equity-centered engineering learning objectives and content into engineering program curricula.
  • Develop strategies to achieve this integration and rubrics to assess the overall framework, including the implementation of DEIJ learning objective, learning activities, and student learning.
  • Conduct a literature review on DEIJ instructional approaches and learning objectives and their integration into disciplinary curricula, particularly in STEM fields.
  • Interview faculty and/or administrators at peer institutions on their DEIJ efforts in science and engineering to inform the development of the pedagogical framework.
  • Analyze data collected for key themes and pedagogical and curricular approaches appropriate for developing equity-centered engineering curricula, and also identify any gaps in understanding. 
  • Interface with CRLT-ENGIN to share information relevant to the design and facilitation of CRLT-ENGIN’s Teaching Circles and benefit from the professional staff members’ experience and knowledge.
Key responsibilities will involve developing meeting agendas for project team and research team meetings; developing survey instruments; identifying existing validated scales; and drafting, piloting, and refining interview and classroom observation guides to test the framework.  The Postdoctoral Researcher will also work with the lead faculty member and TEE Scholars to develop presentations and/or reports to the project’s external advisory board and evaluators, and to coordinate and engage in project dissemination efforts.

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Teaching Engineering Equity Project
Organization: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States
Posting Start Date: 10/18/2022
Date Posted: 10/18/2022
Required Qualifications
  • A PhD in higher education, engineering education, STEM education, or a related field. 
  • A commitment to and understanding of social justice and inclusion as well as equity-centered and/or antiracist pedagogies.
  • Experience in designing and conducting education research or evaluation research on undergraduate education.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills and strong interpersonal skills, including the capacity to offer thoughtful and clear guidance on research and curriculum projects. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with research on undergraduate engineering education.
  • An understanding of higher education and STEM curriculum and faculty work. 
  • Teaching experience in engineering.
  • Experience training and supervising student researchers.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/17/2022
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University of Michigan

Ann Arbor,  MI 48103
United States
(734) 647-1979
Lisa Lattuca

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