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Post Doctoral Research

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Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur after the application has been successfully submitted. Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: * Resume * Cover Letter * List of References Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes: Name Company Name Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. Email Address Contact Phone Number *_Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process._*

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number 998825
Functional Title Post Doctoral Research
Position Type Post-docs
Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning
University Information

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections.

UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 20,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs.

Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

Our core purpose is to change lives through advancing access to life’s opportunities. Everything we do is in support of this core purpose. Four Areas of Distinction guide our progress towards fulfilling our core purpose. We believe they represent critical principles for the future success of our graduates, and we are proud of our regional and national recognition as leaders across these areas.

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) School of Education invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Science Education. The postdoctoral position will provide opportunities for research and engaged scholarship related to K-12 science teaching and learning.

Responsibilities
Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of grant-funded projects.
Collaborate with faculty, graduate students, and classroom teachers to advance a research program related to the teaching and learning of science in the context of societal issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in science education or a closely related field; An emerging record of scholarly productivity.

Candidates will be evaluated on:
A strong background in educational research methods.
Interest and experience in issue-based teaching and learning.
Experience teaching at K-12 and university levels.
Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
Teaching experience at the K-12 and college levels
Interest in and expertise related to scientific practices and/or issue-based teaching
Quantitative and qualitative research competencies
Experience conducting professional development

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur after the application has been successfully submitted.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Name
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Org #-Department Dean's Office, School of Education - 12001
Job Open Date 12/08/2017
For Best Consideration Date 02/15/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
FTE 1.0 (Full-Time)
Type of Appointment Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

12-month appointment beginning August 2018. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewing for the second year.

Number of Months per Year 12
FLSA Exempt

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical Effort
Work Environment

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
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    • Indeed.com
    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)