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