Research Associate-Fixed Term (Job no: 561880)

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Applications are invited for a post-doctoral (fixed term) Research Associates in the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. The successful candidate(s) will provide leadership for all aspects of research projects housed in the CREATE for STEM Institute (Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments).

Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty and project members to:

develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for K-12 science education
support the design and development of research
design, develop and implement professional development with both urban and suburban schools and teachers, which encompass a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds
develop assessments of student learning
collect, organize and analyze data
provide management and leadership for assigned project
work with team to plan and write reports, conference papers and journal articles that disseminate the research
make presentations at regional and national conferences.
The candidates will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE for STEM Institute (

Required Degree
Doctorate-STEM Education

Minimum Requirements
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education.

Desired Qualifications
Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in secondary science teaching are highly preferred.

Required Application Materials
Resume/CV; Cover letter; Research interests; Contact Information for 3 Reference letters

Special Instructions
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of funding.  Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.  Multiple positions available and will remain open until filled.

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Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply through Careers@MSU website.

Application Deadline: 

Open until filled

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