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Job No. 144811

  • Job Title:
  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Employer:
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • Location:
  • San Marcos , TX
  • Posting Date:
  • 13-Sep-2021
  • Description:
  • Position Description
    Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, Associate Professor in the Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University, seeks a postdoctoral scholar, with mixed-methods research experience in STEM or computer science (STEM+C) education, to work in the ACCEYSS Research Group. This position is supported by a research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program and entails conducting empirical research on the “Effects of Community Cultural Wealth on Persistence of Black and Hispanic Women in the P-20 Computing Workforce Pipeline in Texas” (Award No. 2046079). An ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have strong qualitative, quantitative, and programming skills, preferably including graduate coursework in statistics, mathematics, other quantitative methods, and qualitative methods. Candidates with previous mixed-methods research experience related to counter-stories or counter-narratives and statistical software packages such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, Python, R, Tableau will have priority in the hiring process. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The initial appointment will be for one year, but renewable up to three years as funding remains available.

    Job Duties:
    Serve as Project Director of an NSF-funded mixed-methods research project.
    Co-lead all aspects of project management, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses, manuscript preparation and dissemination of research findings.
    Conduct STEM+C education and workforce mixed-methods research.
    Facilitate research group meetings, conferences, and workshops with collaborating researchers from Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas.
    Visit and conduct research in collaboration with community partners and gain experience conducting community-engaged, participatory STEM+C research in communities of color.
    Serve as an instructor of record of undergraduate and graduate courses in interdisciplinary studies, STEM and/or computer science education.
    Teach quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
    Participate in curriculum development including online courses.
    Teach courses online, on campus (San Marcos or Round Rock), and off campus.
    Mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers in a service-learning course.
    Supervise interdisciplinary internships, practicums, and research projects.
    Serve on graduate exit committees.
    Engage in activities at the department, college, and university level that build relationships with other university departments, local businesses, and community organizations as well as participating in professional organizations.
    Engage in service activities with education, STEM and computer science professional and academic organizations.
    Required Qualifications
    Earned doctorate degree in engineering education, computer science education, STEM education, workforce development, interdisciplinary studies, or related field by appointment date.
    Record of STEM+C education or workforce scholarship and publication commensurate with a (R1) research university.
    Evidence of mixed-methods research experience related to counter-stories or counter-narratives and statistical software packages such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, Python, R, Tableau
    Evidence of internal and/or external sponsored research commensurate with a (R1) research university.
    Experience teaching diverse, non-traditional students in online and on-campus environments.
    Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
    Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.
    Experience advising and mentoring diverse undergraduate and graduate students.
    Preferred Qualifications
    Evidence of experience on a NSF-funded research project.
    Evidence of effective program and project management.
    Experience teaching research methods.
    Experience with curriculum development.
    Demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive practices and culturally relevant instruction.
    Application Procedures
    Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

    To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by October 1, 2021:
    Current curriculum vitae;
    Letter of intent that specifically addresses the qualifications noted in this posting;
    Statement of research interests;
    Examples of recent publications;
    Unofficial transcripts; and
    Two (2) letters of reference.
    As part of our application process, we are requesting two (2) letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal. Applicants are highly recommended to remind their referees to respond to the letter request in a timely manner. Letters of recommendation will be required prior to interviews.

    The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral transcripts.
  •  Contact information:
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • San Marcos, TX 78666
  • United States
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