Research Associate of Teaching Quality Framework Project, University of Colorado Boulder

The ideal candidate will have some engineering or engineering education experience, but we are open to those with other STEM discipline/education experience. Details below and application here:

The Teaching Quality Framework project takes a systematic and research-based approach to transformation in education, particularly focusing on the deployment of scholarly evaluation tools and processes we use in teaching evaluation. It is part of a broader effort that seeks to improve undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels, that is being coordinated through our Center for STEM Learning (CSL). Sixteen departments / units across three colleges are currently engaged in this process and the project is expanding to work with all departments in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS). This position will largely be focused on programmatic efforts (e.g., facilitating working groups within CEAS departments), with some opportunities for dissemination through research and publication.

This is an initial 12-month appointment with an ideal start date of January 13th (flexible) which is potentially renewable, pursuant to university policies and funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience, and includes benefits as established by the university HR department. The successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple departments at CU, with a particular focus on departments within CEAS.

The postdoc on this project will act as both a facilitator and researcher on the project. As a facilitator, the postdoc will actively support departmental change through facilitation of departmental working groups that seek to identify scholarly measures of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, the postdoc will partner with faculty professional development experts in facilitating efforts as well as institutionalizing and scaling the process for improved teaching evaluation.

Our goal is to begin reviewing applications December 2nd, 2019, and we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting Zoom interviews with top candidates the week of December 9th. Letters of reference will be requested at this time, to be submitted no later than December 15th.

The leads on the project team consist of Noah Finkelstein, Sarah Andrews, Alanna Pawlak, and Mark Gammon. Please share this post broadly with your colleagues. Don’t hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein ( or Sarah Andrews ( with any questions.