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Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer
Division of Continuing Studies
Location
Madison, Wisconsin
Salary
60,000
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022
Website
https://ccwt.wisc.edu/projects/naca/

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Networks and Cultural Assets Project (NACA) in the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position from February 2023 to November 2024 - with a flexible start date and possible extension pending funding. NACA administers survey and interview instruments to measure underserved college students’ Community Cultural Wealth and social networks, then provides results to local educators for academic and career development purposes. NACA’s work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The successful candidate will work closely with a team of scholars whose research centers on college-to-career transitions for students of color, veterans, adult learners, and low-income and first-generation students. The postdoctoral scholar will work on existing projects – including NACA’s partnership with the University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – and will assist in communicating findings to external audiences through talks, workshops, reports, blog posts, and other materials. The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities to participate in longitudinal data collection, use NACA data in their own publications, and develop an independent research project under mentored supervision. Finally, the postdoctoral scholar will also help organize speaking events with scholars around the country who work in this area.

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting with data collection and analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Writing articles, reports, and blog posts, and creating other resources for student service professionals
  • Offering talks and workshops to academic and non-academic audiences
  • Connecting with practitioners and scholars in area of study
  • Organizing speakers, talks, and symposia on related topics

Minimum qualifications include (a) an earned doctoral degree by the time of appointment in education (higher education, career development) or a closely related field; (b) foundational training in mixed methods (i.e., qualitative and quantitative) research; and (c) experience writing about and presenting scholarly research to audiences outside of academia. Desirable qualifications include experience conducting research related to college-to-career transitions and/or STEM education and workforce equity, ability to work independently and to initiate tasks with minimal supervision, and experience organizing speaking events or symposia.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to nbanuelos@wisc.edu. 

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