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Postdoctoral Scholar - Engineering Cognitive Research Laboratory
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 07/27/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Engineering Cognitive Research Laboratory (ECRL) within the College of Engineering at Penn Sate led by Dr. Catherine Berdanier, is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to lead data collection and analysis activities involving engineering education research. The appointment is for one year, renewable for an additional year pending funding support.  

Role of the Postdoctoral Scholar: The postdoc will work closely with Dr. Berdanier and the graduate students in the ECRL on current funded projects related to postdoctoral and graduate level engineering education, development and attrition. The primary project the postdoctoral scholar will be working on relates to postdoctoral mentorship in engineering and computer science fields, and a secondary project the postdoc will support pertains to doctoral engineering attrition and persistence. The postdoc will lead data collection and analysis efforts for quantitative and qualitative research within these two projects, and the results of the analysis are expected to contribute to journal and conference publications in the discipline of engineering education. Efforts will be made to help the postdoctoral associate use these projects to develop skillsets that will be useful for their future careers, including new or novel data analysis skills and professional skills related to publication, grant writing, project management, and student supervision.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in psychology, engineering education, or engineering disciplines with demonstrated familiarity with the disciplinary research context of engineering, doctoral and higher education, and diversity, equity and inclusion within engineering is required. Candidate should have demonstrated expertise with applied quantitative and/or qualitative methods, and should be open to learning and employing new methods applied to human subjects research in the context of engineering education. The candidate must have a demonstrated record of academic publishing and goals to continue developing a record of publication and applying for external funding.

Applications and starting date: Anticipated start date is 9/1/21. Applications including a CV, statement of personal and research interests, and contact information for three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications, should be submitted to the Penn State Workday position. If you have specific questions, please contact Professor Catherine Berdanier (cgb9@psu.edu).

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Engineering Cognitive Research Laboratory (ECRL) within the College of Engineering at Penn Sate led by Dr. Catherine Berdanier, is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to lead data collection and analysis activities involving engineering education research. The appointment is for one year, renewable for an additional year pending funding support.  

Role of the Postdoctoral Scholar: The postdoc will work closely with Dr. Berdanier and the graduate students in the ECRL on current funded projects related to postdoctoral and graduate level engineering education, development and attrition. The primary project the postdoctoral scholar will be working on relates to postdoctoral mentorship in engineering and computer science fields, and a secondary project the postdoc will support pertains to doctoral engineering attrition and persistence. The postdoc will lead data collection and analysis efforts for quantitative and qualitative research within these two projects, and the results of the analysis are expected to contribute to journal and conference publications in the discipline of engineering education. Efforts will be made to help the postdoctoral associate use these projects to develop skillsets that will be useful for their future careers, including new or novel data analysis skills and professional skills related to publication, grant writing, project management, and student supervision.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in psychology, engineering education, or engineering disciplines with demonstrated familiarity with the disciplinary research context of engineering, doctoral and higher education, and diversity, equity and inclusion within engineering is required. Candidate should have demonstrated expertise with applied quantitative and/or qualitative methods, and should be open to learning and employing new methods applied to human subjects research in the context of engineering education. The candidate must have a demonstrated record of academic publishing and goals to continue developing a record of publication and applying for external funding.

Applications and starting date: Anticipated start date is 9/1/21. Applications including a CV, statement of personal and research interests, and contact information for three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications, should be submitted to the Penn State Workday position. If you have specific questions, please contact Professor Catherine Berdanier (cgb9@psu.edu).

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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