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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are required to submit an electronic teaching application including 1. Cover letter stating the candidate's goals. 2. Curriculum Vitae. 3. Summary of research interests and goals. 4. Contact information for three professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by June 1, 2017 for full consideration.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Number 114138
College/Area College of Veterinary Medicine
Hiring Unit School of Molecular Biosciences
Department Link

www.smb.wsu.edu

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99163
Summary of Duties

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will join a collaborative research team of faculty in the School of Molecular Biosciences, School of Biological Sciences, and Department of Teaching and Learning. The postdoctoral associate will learn and apply theory and methods from social and cognitive psychology to investigate undergraduate teaching and learning in biology and/or biochemistry. S/he will have the option to collaborate on research related to (1) the role of formative assessment and feedback in promoting self-regulated learning and metacognition, (2) visualization and visual literacy in the molecular life sciences, (3) scientific argumentation in undergraduate biology and biochemistry, and/or (4) the role of non-content instructor talk on student resilience/retention in the major.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to (1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research; (2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and (3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate researchers at Washington State University.
The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Additional Information

Questions about this position should be directed to Erika Offerdahl (Erika.offerdahl@wsu.edu)

View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2017
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success with scholarly writing and excellent verbal communication skills. A PhD in the life sciences, science education, or closely related field is required. Experience with qualitative research methods, regression analysis, and/or multilevel modeling, or a strong interest in learning these methods is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include experience with undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 02/28/2017
Screening Begin Date 05/01/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to submit an electronic teaching application including

1. Cover letter stating the candidate’s goals.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Summary of research interests and goals.
4. Contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by June 1, 2017 for full consideration.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152224F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents