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Job ID: 156803

University of New Hampshire

Date Posted Apr. 1, 2021
University University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH, United States
Department Department of Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - General
    Sciences - General


The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position
Postdoctoral Position in Biology Education at the University of New Hampshire, in association with an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) project under mentorship of Dr. Melissa Aikens, Department of Biological Sciences. The project goals include improving scientific, mathematical, and metacognitive practices for students across gateway courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology through (1) a faculty learning community, (2) peer undergraduate coaches (both PLTL Tutors and Learning Assistants), and (3) coordinated curricular interventions. The postdoc will join a team of DBER faculty and post-docs from across these disciplines to develop, implement, and conduct research (quantitative and/or qualitative) on the above components of this project. Initial one-year appointment, with possibility of re-appointment, contingent on satisfactory performance, project scope, and availability of funds. Opportunities to teach or co-teach introductory courses may be available.

Additional Job Information
Start date is flexible but preferred before December 15, 2021. Applications welcomed immediately with review beginning May 1, 2021 and continuing until position is filled.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:
1. curriculum vitae
2. a one-or-two-page cover letter describing professional skills, abilities, and goals
3. contact information for a minimum of three professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation. References will be contacted at the time of application and letters may also be submitted through Interfolio (see Special Instructions Summary).

Inquiries about position may be sent to Prof. Chris Bauer, PI, or Dr. Melissa Aikens, co-PI,

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in disciplinary-based biology education research or in science education with a strong focus on undergraduate biology education or in a biological field with strong education research experience. Position requires being in residence.

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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