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              Post-Doctoral Associate

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 124860
              Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
              Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
              Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
              Applicant Search Category: Faculty
              University Authorized FTE: 1
              Unit: SVPAAP-Teaching and Learning Transformation Center
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              The Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) at the University of Maryland invites applicants for a Post-Doctoral Associate to support the center’s research agenda. The TLTC provides pedagogical development consultations and programming and serves instructors, teaching assistants, and peer mentors at the University of Maryland. The postdoc will design and implement mixed-methods research that improves teaching at the University of Maryland and supports undergraduate and graduate student academic achievement. The primary areas of focus for the next year will include studying active learning classrooms, peer mentorship, faculty learning communities, and student evaluations of teaching. There will be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Associate to pursue research projects in other topics related to higher education teaching and learning. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience conducting research that promotes equity and the advancement of instructors and students from underrepresented groups.

              The position will require maintaining active research projects under the supervision of the Director of Research, including design, data collection, data cleaning, data analysis, and preparation for reporting, publications and presentations. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute to grant-writing and administrative duties in support of the TLTC’s general operations as needed.

              To apply for this position, you will need to submit the following documents: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; two (2) writing samples; a list of three (3) professional references including names, addresses and telephone numbers. For best consideration, apply by January 10, 2020.

              Minimum Qualifications:

              - Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, Human Development, or a related field
              - Relevant training in teaching and learning in higher education
              - Strong research history with a demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed articles
              - Experience with qualitative techniques such as conducting interviews and focus groups, open coding, axial coding, and reliability analyses
              - Proficient with statistics packages such as SPSS
              - Advanced expertise with qualitative software such as NVivo
              - Excellent organizational skills
              - Outstanding time management skills
              - Excellent writing and communication skills


              - Expertise with advanced statistical software such as MPlus or R
              - Experience using data visualization software such as Tableau
              - Experience conducting mixed-methods research projects

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:

              We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

              Posting Date: 11/22/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 01/10/2020
              Physical Demands
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Cover Letter
              2. Curriculum Vitae
              3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
              4. Writing Sample 1
              5. Writing Sample 2
              Optional Documents

              Posting Specific Questions

              Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

              1. * How did you hear about this position?
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