Two Postdocs in STEM Education Research at Rochester Institute of Technology

The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation (CASTLE) at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks two post-docs in the areas of physics, biology or chemistry education to join an HHMI-funded project focusing on fostering a culture of inclusivity and equity in the natural sciences. Additional teaching and/or research activities may be negotiated, with particular flexibility to pursue research questions related to inclusivity and equity.

The program develops faculty to proactively recruit and mentor targeted students in undergraduate research and creates new course materials to improve reflective and metacognitive strategies. Postdocs will work with PIs to develop and implement workshop materials, design and administer evaluations, and interview faculty and student participants. Additionally, post-docs will have opportunity to contribute to activities that develop an inclusive, college-wide faculty/student and student/student community.

The position is fully funded through HHMI and CASTLE; the joint funding enables flexibility for non-HHMI related work, joining ongoing discipline-based education research projects within the Science & Mathematics Education Research Collaborative (SMERC) or teaching courses in the appropriate discipline (physics, biology or chemistry) or within the Learning Assistant program. A non-full time appointment to allow time for personal projects may be negotiated.

FTE salary: ~$50,000 depending on experience, with full benefits.

Start date & term: January of 2018; exact date negotiable. Initial appointment will be for one year (renewable for another year).

Minimum Qualifications:
· Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education discipline
· Desire to engage fully with the Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative journal clubs, research group meetings and other activities
· Demonstrated commitment to equity in both teaching and research foci, and familiarity with contemporary efforts to achieve equity and foster an inclusive environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Experience in STEM education research
· Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
· Ability/desire to participate in associated CASTLE programs

How to apply:
Applications will be accepted through RIT’s online portal at
Additonal information can be found on the CASTLE webpage at

Contact: Dina Newman ( or Scott Franklin ( with any questions.