As a part of National Science Foundation funded project, the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at Michigan State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate with us to design, implement, and examine how a micro-credential program focused on integrating computational thinking in social studies, English language arts, and arts in middle school grades might influence teacher professional learning and their institutional experiences in this area. The project team includes expertise in computer science education, teacher professional learning and institutional change - Dr. Aman Yadav from Michigan State University, Dr. Rafi Santo from Telos Learning, and Carlos Leon from Mouse.org. The project research will focus on two key areas: questions of teacher learning within the micro-credential program; and issues of systems implementation of the micro-credential program. The postdoc will work collaboratively with the project team in each phase of the project.
A doctorate degree in educational technology, learning sciences, teacher education or a related field.
Knowledge of mixed methods research and/or teacher professional learning and professional development.
Demonstrate research experience relevant to computer science education and/or teacher professional development
Demonstrate experience working with K-12 teachers/schools in the U.S.
Excellent project management skills
It is not expected that all candidates will have all of these areas of expertise and thus we encourage applicants with at least one or more of these desired qualifications to apply.
Required Application Materials
Applications require: (1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) one representative publication, and (5) names and contact information for three references.
Please contact Dr. Aman Yadav (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have questions about the position. Review of applications will begin November 6, 2019 and will continue until candidates are selected.
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