Post Doctoral Fellow- Center for Research on Learning and Technology

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

ID: 7107542
Posted: August 8, 2022

Job Description

Position Summary
This open position is for a postdoctoral researcher with a PhD in STEM education, or a related field, in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at the Indiana University School of Education - Bloomington.

The position requires work across two NSF-funded projects related to the study of making and engineering education. We are looking for someone with strong skills in social science research methods and analysis, writing, and a demonstrated interest in STEM education. Experience in engineering or engineering education is a plus.

The goal of the first project is to investigate how youth and caregivers engage in engineering while at home. The goal of the second project is to support museum educators while they engage in professional development related to how youth deal with struggle and failure during maker programming. For both projects, the primary work will involve analysis of video data collected during the projects. The expectation is that the postdoctoral researcher will contribute to ongoing analysis and dissemination and lead one or more new lines of inquiry.

Salary is competitive, and the position comes with benefits. The grant-funded appointment is for one year with possible extension dependent on satisfactory performance review and the availability of funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Start date is targeted for October 1, 2022. It is preferable that the candidate work on the Bloomington campus but remote work (from within the US) is possible for this position. H-1B sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates should apply online at and submit the following:
A letter of interest that outlines: a) your interest in working on this project, b) what you can contribute to this work, and c) your relevant skills and experiences
Current CV
Names and contact information of three references
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Basic Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: A completed doctorate in STEM education or a related field by the time employment begins; research experience and publications in STEM education; strong writing and communication skills; demonstrated experience in qualitative analysis of video data.

Department Contact for Questions
Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to: Dr. Adam Maltese [email protected] 812-856-8059
Indiana University School of Education
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006

Additional Qualifications
Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; expertise in making and/or engineering education.

For Best Consideration Date: 08/19/2022

Expected Start Date: 10/01/2022

OAA #: IU-100010-2022
Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.