The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow. We seek individuals interested in contributing to K-20 research and outreach activities and developing professional skills for future positions in academia or informal settings. Successful candidate should have a desire to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, team environment of professional staff, students, faculty, and administrators.
Our current projects seek to answer fundamental questions about STEM teaching and learning at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, and are funded through various sources including NSF, IES, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Start date for the position may be as early as March 1, 2019. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension depending on continued interest, performance, and available funding.
Duties include, but are not limited to: 1) designing and conducting research within a collaborative setting; 2) analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data; 3) dissemination of research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and 4) facilitating the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding across diverse STEM learning environments.Required Education
An earned doctorate in a STEM or STEM education discipline by appointment date.Required Related Experience Required License/Registration/Certification Other Desirable Candidates who possess any of the following will receive special consideration:
In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two (2) writing samples where the applicant is the primary author (including but not limited to: manuscripts, book chapters, monographs, and research proposals). The samples are to be attached as “Other Document.”
Please review your application/document attachments closely as you certify and submit your application to the posting. Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation cannot be considered.
Edits to application/documents already submitted are allowed PRIOR to the Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration but not beyond.
Application/documents received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applications may continue to be submitted until the position is filled.
If you need assistance in applying or editing application/documents already submitted, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.
If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Gregory Rushton, Director of the TN STEM Education Center (TSEC), at 615-494-8738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Additional Information
If selected for interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation organization.
Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three PROFESSIONAL recommenders (external to MTSU preferred) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters of recommendation must be professional (not personal) recommendations and should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation email. Letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier.
Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2018AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.Pre-Employment Information
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.Job Category Faculty - Temp Job Type Full Time Academic Resources Reference Letters Reference Letters Accept References Yes Minimum Requests 3 Maximum Requests 5 Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference 07/31/2019 Special Instructions to Reference Provider
Letters of professional recommendation (not personal) must be submitted via the uniquely assigned link and per the instructions included in the solicitation email automatically generated if/when the recommendations are required. Generic letters stored on a third party site will not be accepted.
Letters should be addressed to: Dr. Gregory Rushton, Search Committee Chair
Posted on : Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:33:43 GMT
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