Other Postdoctoral Job Opportunities

Boise State University
Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies

Be part of an innovative and creative faculty committed to improving teaching and learning through research. We are a collaborative department with numerous opportunities for individuals to further their own research agenda and partner with others. We host numerous grants focused on improving outcomes for students, teachers, schools, and districts. We are seeking a colleague who will engage in research, grant writing, and teaching. 

Our Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies at Boise State University is recruiting for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Curriculum and Instruction at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank, with an emphasis in Science Education.  Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, and service are primary requirements for the position, in addition to supporting teacher preparation.

Boise State University has multiple programs in science and STEM disciplines, including a UTeach replication effort – IDoTeach, a graduate level mathematics specialist degree, a master’s of science in STEM education, and substantial mathematics and science education related grants from the National Science Foundation, Mathematics and Science Partnerships, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate by August 2015 (excellent ABD candidates will also be considered) in curriculum and instruction, science education, STEM education or related focus;
• Expertise in science education research, professional activity, and the development of teacher knowledge and inquiry;
• Demonstrated excellence in K-12 science teaching.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in science teacher preparation, interest in teaching elementary science methods, strength in research methodology, and potential for obtaining external research funds.

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. The University is an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, health care, and cultural center of the state. The city is convenient to outdoor recreation including world-class whitewater rivers, skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and camping.

Applications including a letter of interest, current vitae, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references, and unofficial transcripts should be sent electronically to Dr. Michele Carney at boisestatecoe@boisestate.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014. Applications received after that point will be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool.

About the University:   http://www.boisestate.edu/
About the City of Boise:   http://www.boisechamber.org/
About the Department:   http://education.boisestate.edu/cifs

As of August 17, 2009, Boise State University is a smoke free campus.


Biology Science Educators
University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology

Description:  The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology seeks to hire two Biology Science Educators.  The individuals hired for these positions will collaborate with other faculty to redesign undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses and align department courses with the core competencies articulated in the recent AAAS- and NSF-supported Vision and Change report.   Teaching load will vary depending on involvement in education research and course development activities, and will range from 2-3 courses per long semester and 1-2 in summer.   Teaching responsibilities will include Introductory Biology for majors, non-majors Biology, Genetics, Nutrition, and Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as other classes depending on individual background.   Applicants should have broad knowledge in Biology, a record of quality instruction, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques.   These individuals will be expected to collaborate with current faculty on science education research projects.
Education Required:  Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline.   The candidate’s research expertise may be in any area of biology, but broadly trained scientists with substantial knowledge of pedagogy and experience with course redesign are preferred.  Successful candidate should have demonstrated teaching excellence, outstanding communications skills, and strong problem solving skills.   In addition, the successful candidates should be detail oriented, flexible and creative, familiar with current teaching technology, and be able to provide evidence of ability to bring significant projects to completion.
Terms of Appointment:  These faculty positions are full time (12 month) appointments with benefits.  
Additional Information:  We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusiveness across the campus community. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
Application Instructions:  Applicants should complete the Application for Non Tenure-Track Faculty Positions (http://provost.utsa.edu/VPAFS/forms/recruitment/index.asp)  and submit to biofacultyad@utsa.edu, along with the following documents:  resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter describing qualifications, contact information (including email) for three (3) professional references.
Salary Range:  $60,000 - $65,000.


Washington University in St. Louis
Postdoctoral Position with the Genomics Education Partnership

A postdoctoral position is available with the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP) at their base in the Biology Department of Washington University in St. Louis.  The GEP is a national consortium of college faculty, most from primarily undergraduate institutions, which is dedicated to bringing more genomics into the undergraduate curriculum, and to using genomics to provide students with an in-class research experience (see http://gep.wustl.edu ).  The new postdoc, funded primarily by a grant from NSF, will be involved in curriculum development, web communications, and assessment of a series of new materials designed to make a genomics research experience accessible to beginning college students.  The work will be supervised by Dr. Sarah C R Elgin, the Program Director, and Dr. David Lopatto, who leads the assessment effort, but will also involve coordinating the efforts of many contributing members of GEP. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Ph.D. who wants to make science education a major part of their career.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a STEM field, preferably including experience in molecular genetics, genomics, and/or bioinformatics, and have demonstrated a strong interest in STEM education at the college level, including program evaluation.  Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required; familiarity with statistics (R or SAS or equivalent) and text analysis (NVivo or equivalent) is desirable.  Applicants must have well-developed communication skills (both verbal and written), good social skills, good organizational skills, and a strong work ethic.  Experience working with diverse faculty and students would be a plus.
Washington University in St Louis provides strong support in STEM education and an outstanding intellectual community working in genetics/genomics; additional training in these areas will be available.  Pedagogical work is supported by both the WU Teaching Center and the WU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL).  Work in genomics is supported by our collaborations with The Genomics Institute and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  Specific training in GEP materials and assessment will be provided by the GEP staff and Dr. Lopatto, respectively.  Salary will be in the range of NIH postdoctoral guidelines according to experience, and includes standard Washington University benefits.  Some travel and some irregular hours are required.  Position is full time (some flexibility possible if applicant prefers to combine with scientific research training), with a starting date of 9/1/2014; interviews will continue until the position is filled. 
Questions and applications should be addressed to Professor Sarah C.R. Elgin (selgin@biology.wustl.edu).  Applications should include a CV, a statement of interests, and the names and contact information for 2-3 references.  This position is listed as Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biology – 28779 under Job Opportunities with WU Human Resources (see https://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/ExternalApplicants.aspx ).


The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for a permanent 9 month Lecturer position, effective January 1, 2015. The position involves teaching 2-3 classes per semester, including courses in Ecology/Evolution and Introductory Biology. The successful candidate will also contribute to the implementation and evaluation of newly funded programs to bring evidence-based teaching methods to introductory courses, collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, and work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or science education with at least one semester of full-time college teaching as instructor of record.
Candidates should have clearly demonstrated a commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom and have strong interdisciplinary content knowledge.

To apply:
Click on http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/47774 from any internet browser to apply for this position. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience. In addition, candidates must also submit a link to a 10-minute teaching video as part of the application.
We require 2 letters of reference to be emailed with the subject line of “LECTURER” to fncrawf@email.unc.edu
The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://www.bio.unc.edu/

Kelly Hogan, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Biology
CB#3280, 104B Wilson Hall
UNC Chapel Hill

University of Minnesota Biology Education positons

The newly created Department of Biology Teaching and Learning at the University has up to five tenure track positions. These positions have the possibility of being joint positions within the STEM Education Center. Please see the attached file for details and directions for applicants.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Gill Roehrig (612-625-0561, roehr013@umn.edu)