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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Engineering Equity Throughout the Student Experience

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 15, 2024

Job Details

Engineering a world of possibilities

Do you have a PhD in STEM education or a related field and a passion for diversity and inclusion? The newly established NSF Center for Engineering Equity at the Colorado School of Mines has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in the general area of STEM Education with experience in assessment of student outcomes for diversity equity and inclusion. The ideal candidate would also have experience with funds of knowledge or related theories of cultural capital, survey design, data collection and analysis via survey, focus group and interviews. The position will support the research component of an NSF Center on Engineering Equity throughout the student experience. The successful candidate will need to 1) establish a research methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of a peer-educator training model that aims to improve student outcomes such as sense of belonging and retention; 2) support data collection and integration from other teams, such as from our climate survey and institutional research; 3) analyze data and write publications and reports summarizing results; 4) collaborate with the team to write and submit for follow on center funding; and 5) participate in the overarching activities of the grant and center. Funding is initially available for two years, with the possibility of extension if additional research funding is available and adequate progress is being made. The position starts on June 1, 2024, though an earlier or later start date can be negotiated. Candidates should have completed the requirements of their Ph.D. by the start date of this position.

  • Lead independent research activities in collaboration with faculty advisor(s)
  • Participate in weekly research meetings with faculty advisor(s)
  • Participate in larger project team meetings and support project reporting activities required by project sponsor.
  • Design and implement assessment methods and protocol.
  • Collect and analyze assessment data.
  • Write scientific publications, reports, policy briefs, and guidelines.
  • Provide support for and/or lead the preparation and submission of proposals for future research funding for the Center and research group.
  • Participate in Center activities such as DEIA training events, mentoring programs,
  • Present findings at regional and national conferences and support organization of workshops.
Additional responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. in STEM Education or related fields
  • Experience with surveys and assessment of student outcomes
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Experience with DEIA in STEM
  • Experience with Funds of Knowledge or related cultural capital and/or related methods to assess student sense of belonging and inclusion
  • Publication record showing the ability to publish papers in referred journals
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to conduct appropriate statistical analysis of experimental data
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Understanding of literature and best practice related to DEIA in STEM
Annual Rate and Benefits

$60,000 - $65,000

In addition to the amazing benefits mentioned below, Mines continues to show its dedication to its employees by offering an 11% employee contribution through our Mines Defined Contribution Plan and an incredible 12% employer contribution with immediate 100% vesting for our Administrative Faculty positions!

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to .

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.

*This posting will close on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status), upload a current resume and cover letter that speaks specifically to this posting. References will not be collected or contacted until later in the selection process and the candidate will be informed before that contact is made.

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety

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