Postdoctoral Associate

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

The Department of Engineering Education ( DEE ), in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invites candidates to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Associate.
A successful candidate for this position requires qualitative research knowledge, excellent writing skills, taking initiative, proven experience collaborating across disciplines, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

This post-doc position will be focused on undergraduate engineering education, specifically improving learning in core technical (engineering science) courses through faculty development and examining undergraduate learning.
• This will include working with a team of teaching faculty and educational researchers writing homework problems,
• Analyzing collected data
• Creating faculty and graduate student professional development
• Developing grant proposals under the direction of Dr. Jessica Swenson.

Dr. Swenson collaborates with Graduate School of Education Faculty, K-12 school administrators, Engineering Teaching Faculty, and other engineering education researchers that open many opportunities for collaboration and new project ideas.
This position is one year in duration. Required application materials include cover letter, CV, research statement (2 pages maximum), and a list of three references.
The UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ( SEAS ) offers competitive salaries at all faculty ranks, and its departments are key players in university initiatives such as Research and Education in Energy Environment and Water ( RENEW ) and Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics ( ISTL ) that can provide faculty at all ranks with additional resources to support their successful research programs.
The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York ( SUNY ) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.
Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in engineering education, computer science education, engineering or computer science with research in education, STEM education, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one degree in engineering or engineering science preferred, with demonstrated experience in education, engineering education, or design education.

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