Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD Professional Development @ Boston University

December 1, 2020

Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA) at Boston University invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellow to support a new Boston University Digital Education Incubator-funded initiative. The fellow will assist the PDPA team in developing, organizing, implementing, and assessing a doctoral professional development curriculum tied to a digital-badging and tracking system, being piloted on the Badgr Pro Pathways platform. The goal of this pilot is to evaluate the Badgr Pro Pathways platform as a solution for creating a professional development curriculum and online digital-badge tracking platform that will enable BU doctoral students to earn microcredentials as markers of their acquisition of core professional skills, monitor their progress through various learning pathways, share benchmarks in their individual development plans, develop a practice of career planning and lifelong learning. For a full job description visit:

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment for one year with an anticipated start date of January 11, 2021. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your background, qualifications, future goals, and why you believe you would be a strong fit for the position to the PDPA team at Please be prepared to provide three references and a writing sample. Application materials will be considered on a rolling basis, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by December 4, 2020.

Applicants should have completed a PhD before starting the position, and have a strong interest in academic administration, academic and/or professional development programming, and program evaluation. The ideal candidate will have experience with curriculum design, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and/or program evaluation. Candidates with a demonstrated publication record, involvement in professional development or teaching-related projects, program evaluation are preferred. The individual should be able to work proactively and independently and must be comfortable managing competing project activities, deadlines, and deliverables. They also must possess strong communication skills, be familiar and facile with online collaboration, able to work collaboratively across remote teams. The candidate should have an interest in working across disciplines and be able to collaborate with colleagues across a range of academic fields.