Montana State University
The Department of Education at Montana State University seeks to hire a post- doctoral scholar, starting Fall 2022, to contribute to a multi-institution NSF-funded study. The project “ Investigating how intensive and modest supports effect rural, elementary teachers’ science and engineering practice” aims to build foundational knowledge on the sustainability of targeted science and engineering instructional improvements in rural schools and the viability of extending these programs through the implementation of modest teacher supports. The project brings together a team of researchers from the University of North Dakota, University of Wyoming, Montana State University, and Wested.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work directly with the entire team (CA, ND, MT, WY) to help coordinate the collaboration of teachers from small schools in each state to ensure participants who engage with specific supports are connected with each other.
Dissemination of project results through development of conference papers and manuscripts for peer reviewed journals.
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students working on education research projects
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
PhD in Science Education, Engineering Education, or related field.
Demonstrated ability to publish and present peer-reviewed scientific products.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Qualitative data collection and analysis skills, including videos of classroom instruction.
Teaching and research experience in K-12 schools.
Experience with engineering education research.
Experience with practice-based professional development.
Knowledgeable of rural education research.
The Successful Candidate Will
Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to contribute to a courteous, professional, and friendly workplace.
The ability to work independently and with others as well as an aptitude for establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships with a wide spectrum of personnel in a collaborative environment, while representing MSU in a professional manner.
The ability to maintain excellent records, pay attention to detail, meet deadlines, prioritize multiple projects, present research results in front of colleagues.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This position is a 12-month contract with the potential for renewal. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funding.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.