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Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology EducationPosted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2018-Apr-11
The successful applicant will join a project investigating a novel method for engaging students in what it means to do research. We have recently completed a pilot study of a research module involving the use of primary scientific literature and student-author interviews. Taken together, the two phases of this module place students in a research mindset: first by having students work through the data and results of a research project, and then by engaging students in an authentic conversation about the research process with a member of the scientific community. By analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data we will identify the underlying mechanisms of the learning gains taking place through this novel research module. There are many additional questions surrounding this research tract that the successful applicant will be encouraged to pursue further as an independent research project.
The appointment is for one year with possible renewal for a second contingent upon satisfactory performance. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis. Start date is flexible, but ideally the successful candidate would start by August 15th, 2018.
The position is a joint appointment between the Department of Biology and the STEM Transformation Institute. The STEM Transformation Institute is a multidisciplinary collaboration across the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, and Engineering & Computing, for the research and development of effective educational practices that lead to substantial increases in the number of well-prepared STEM professionals, including teachers, graduating from FIU. FIU is a public, urban, minority-serving research institution serving over 55,000 students located in Miami, FL.