The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University offers a dynamic, collegial, and challenging work environment due to the fast pace of innovation, a complex array of research and programs, and high profile initiatives. All applicants should be ready to create an interdisciplinary, racially-ethnically diverse community of scholars, students, policymakers, and practitioners who explore, identify, and ultimately create innovative scholarship about and best practices for under-represented girls (p-20) in STEM. Below are our current employment opportunities at the center for your consideration.

Current Openings

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Job Description

The Postdoc will work in collaboration with CGEST faculty to conduct research projects that further CGEST’s mission. The postdoc will be matched with a mentor for help in professional development and be expected to supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Most postdocs are funded from one or a few extramural grants, and they contribute to the design, writing, and leadership of new funding proposals. The postdoc will focus on conducting research, writing and submitting research manuscripts for peer review, submitting grant proposals, and presenting research at professional conferences. They are expected to submit at least one first-authored manuscript and three conference abstracts for peer review peryear. They will also attend CGEST staff and research meetings and contribute to the intellectual life of the department in preparation for later careerstages. Specific tasks depend on particular project assignments, and can include or vary across: qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, project management, developing K-12 programming, organizing conferences or workshops, etc. If desired, the postdoc will have opportunities for teaching, and for becoming an assistant research professor (non-TT) who pursues extramural funding.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. by time of appointment preferably in computer science education (CSE) with expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy. Other relevant fields include STEM Education and Technology; Family, African, African American, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Chicana/o Studies; Sociology; Science and Technology Studies, Women and Gender Studies and/or Psychology.
  • Ability to conduct mixed methods research with a deep understanding of at least two of the following: culturally responsive teaching, culturally responsive computing, intersectionality as a critique of structural inequalities, and gender equity in STEM.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills
  • An interest in publishing and presenting at national and international conferences desired.

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OY3 STEM Ambassador

What is the DoD STEM Ambassador program?

The Defense Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Consortium (DSEC) is a collaborative partnership between academia, industry, not-for-profit organizations and government that aims to broaden STEM literacy and develop a diverse and agile workforce with the technical excellence to defend our Nation. By addressing and prioritizing critical STEM challenges, the Department of Defense (DoD) is investing in evidence-based approaches to inspire and develop the Nation’s science and technology workforce. Educators who are recognized with the DoD STEM Ambassador award will partner with DSEC to advance STEM outreach throughout the 2022-2023 school year. As members of this prestigious cohort, DoD STEM Ambassadors will collaborate to create and curate resources to support STEM educators across the nation in implementing high quality STEM learning for all students. This program is facilitated by RTI International.

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