Calling All Change Makers: Join Us in Shaping the Future!
Are you a recent PhD graduate or current post doc ready to make a
meaningful impact? The Mizzou iChange & Aspire Team is on the
lookout for a post-doctoral associate to join our dynamic crew for
the 2024-2025 academic year with the possibility of renewal.
We're at the forefront of a transformational movement in higher
education, driven by the National Science Foundation's Aspire
Alliance and iChange Network. Our mission? To transform the way we
recruit and retain STEM faculty members, making departments more
inclusive and supportive of faculty to enhance education, research,
and community engagement. Mizzou had an iChange team that
participated for three years (2019-2022) in a national cohort led
by the Division of IDE and Office of the Provost with STEM faculty.
The team created two sub-goals for our campus, further developed
through attendance at Aspire’s Summer Institute in 2022.
As a post-doctoral fellow, you'll be at the heart of our
action-packed initiatives. With the backing of the Offices of the
President, Provost, and IDE, we're launching two exciting projects
that align with our iChange goals. You'll play a crucial role in
conducting research, gathering data, and contributing to the
success of these projects.
What We Are Looking For:
Mizzou’s iChange and Aspire team is looking for a post-doctoral
fellow who has strong research skills in both qualitative and
quantitative research. The fellow will need to: write observation
field notes, conduct interviews/focus groups, transcribe
recordings, catalogue and manage data. The post-doctoral associate
will also analyze and interpret data for the research components of
the project (both qualitative and quantitative data). The associate
will help with project management and logistics of the iChange and
Aspire team’s planning for campus projects and initiatives.
Ideally, the associate will have experience facilitating workshops
and trainings on inclusive excellence. The associate will need to
attend team meetings several times each month.
Minimum: Doctoral degree in STEM, research methodology, higher
education, and/or related field at time of appointment
Experience designing and conducting research – mixed methods
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Experience conducting education-related research studies
Strong writing skills
Strong organizational skills and project management
Experience facilitating workshops and trainings with adult on
Please submit one PDF that includes your current CV, cover
letter describing your experiences and skills that align with the
position, and the names and contact information for three
Got questions or want to know more? Reach out to Associate Provost
for Faculty Success, Dr. Candace Kuby, at email@example.com.
Join us in shaping the future of higher education at Mizzou!
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hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For
additional information on University benefits, please visit the
Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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