Postdoctoral Position, Biology Education @ University at New Hampshire

April 27, 2021

Postdoctoral Position in Biology Education at the University of New Hampshire, in association with an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) project under mentorship of Dr. Melissa Aikens, Department of Biological Sciences. The project goals include improving scientific, mathematical, and metacognitive practices for students across gateway courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology through (1) a faculty learning community, (2) peer undergraduate coaches (both PLTL Tutors and Learning Assistants), and (3) coordinated curricular interventions. The postdoc will join a team of DBER faculty and post-docs from across these disciplines to develop, implement, and conduct research (quantitative and/or qualitative) on the above components of this project. Initial one-year appointment, with possibility of re-appointment, contingent on satisfactory performance, project scope, and availability of funds. Opportunities to teach or co-teach introductory courses may be available.


Requirements: Doctoral degree in disciplinary-based biology education research or in science education with a strong focus on undergraduate biology education or in a biological field with strong education research experience. Position requires being in residence. Start date is flexible but preferred before December 15, 2021. Applications welcomed immediately with review beginning May 1, 2021 and continuing until position is filled.


The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.


Send as pdf electronic files: curriculum vitae, a one-or-two-page cover letter describing professional skills, abilities, and goals, and three professional references to . Letters of recommendation can be sent through interfolio.


Inquiries about position may be sent to Prof. Chris Bauer, PI, or Dr. Melissa Aikens, co-PI,