The University of Connecticut is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with INCLUDE, a groundbreaking project related to neurodiversity within the context of engineering education. The INCLUDE program is a 5-year NSF-funded project aimed at building a campus-wide ecosystem to cultivate the potential of neurodiverse students to contribute to innovations in engineering. The project aims to make systemic changes in the following areas: recruitment and transition of neurodiverse students, community building, incorporation of inclusive teaching practices, holistic support, and career transition.
The full-time postdoctoral position will be under the supervision of Dr. Maria Chrysochoou in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut. The candidate will be involved in data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation. In addition to research activities, the candidate may have duties related to education and outreach and faculty development. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and passionate about the inclusion of neurodiverse students in STEM fields. This position presents the opportunity to make significant contributions to publications in the field of neurodiversity and innovations in STEM education.
The initial appointment is one year with an anticipated start date in August 2023.
Ph.D. in engineering education, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction or other related field.
Experience with qualitative research methods, data collection and statistical analysis is required.
In addition to familiarity with qualitative research, a background in quantitative research methods is preferred.
Familiarity with engineering and or STEM fields strongly preferred.