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Post  iglomski on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:17 am

Postdoctoral Researcher in Science Education

Institution: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC
Employment Level: Postdoc
Website: http://www.science-writing.org/biotap.html
Posted: September 14, 2012
Application Deadline: October 29, 2012
Start Date: January 2013
End date: December 2015
Category: Biology education, science education
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary: Competitive

A postdoctoral position focused on writing-to-learn pedagogies in science education is available in the biology department at Duke University. The position is part of an NSF-funded TUES grant (Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM) to understand the role of writing in promoting learning and engagement for diverse undergraduate thesis writers. The responsibilities of the position include coordinating this collaborative research project that spans biology departments at four universities (Duke, Morgan State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and four departments at Duke (biology, chemistry, economics, and neuroscience). Other responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data, and writing reports.

Applicants should have a background in scientific teaching, strong writing skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience with teaching writing is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in writing-to-learn pedagogies and continue to develop their teaching skills as part of this appointment. A Ph.D. in a natural science is required.

To apply, please email a 1-2 page letter explaining the motivation for applying and qualifications for the position, along with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Julie Reynolds, julie.a.reynolds@duke.edu. Please contact Julie Reynolds with any questions.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

Julie A. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Biology Department, Box 90338
136 Biological Sciences Building, 130 Science Drive
Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 USA
(919) 681-6899 Fax: 919-660-7293
julie.a.reynolds@duke.edu www.science-writing.org
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