Applications are invited for a fulltime post-doctoral associate in biology education research at
BSCS Science Learning in Colorado Springs, CO. The successful candidate will work as a
researcher, curriculum writer, and teacher educator on genetics education research projects. The
associate will serve as a researcher on NSF-funded projects led by Dr. Brian M. Donovan, who
will serve as the associate’s postdoctoral advisor. The Postdoctoral Associate will be appointed for
a two-year period with the possibility of extension for one additional year.
• Ph.D. in science education or ABD;
• bachelor’s degree in biology or equivalent, with significant understanding of human
• knowledge of the relevant educational literature, which includes inductive learning,
argumentation, model-based reasoning, contrasting cases, genetic essentialism, implicit
person theories, and genetics education research;
• strong skills in two or more of the following areas: curriculum writing, in-service teacher
professional development, mixed-methods research.
• coursework in population genetics or multifactorial genetics
Applicants should send their research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement,
curriculum vita and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to
email@example.com. Please put “Postdoctoral Associate” in the subject line. In your cover letter,
please include your interest and qualifications in the position and indicate your willingness to
relocate to Colorado Springs, if you currently reside outside the area. We will review complete
applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review applications until the
positions are filled. Employment could begin as early as April 1, 2020 or as late as June 1st,
2020. In your cover letter, please indicate your earliest available start date.