Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Lead qualitative, case study and/or ethnographic research studies in support of the project’s core research questions. This includes methodological design, data collection, analysis and reporting.
- Manage and coordinate documentation, budgets, timelines, reports, intra-team communication and other logistics related to a large, federally funded research project.
- Represent the Museum at professional conferences.
- Prepare scholarly publications as lead and supporting author.
- Participate in the Museum’s Institutional Review Board.
- Support the Museum’s evaluation and research team on other projects.
- Participate as team member in assigned working groups and on various Museum teams.
- Maintain departmental responsibilities (meetings, email, phone, etc.).
- Maintain the highest ethical standards.
- Contribute to a collaborative, positive, congenial and professional team environment.
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent before 2016 in science education, learning sciences, educational psychology or similar field.
- Experience and background in qualitative data collection, analysis and publication.
- Experience working with populations that are diverse in ethnicity, cultural heritage, language, gender identity, educational background and socio-economic status.
- Ability to currently work legally within the United States.
- Assessment development.
- Experience working in out-of-school environments.
- Spanish fluency preferred.
Application Materials: Interested applicants should apply and submit the following:
- Cover letter addressing qualifications as well as how the postdoctoral position fits with your personal goals.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Contact information of two professional references.
- Two samples of your scholarly work that best represents what you can bring to the project. We prefer at least one to be a work that is published or has been submitted for publication.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible but preferably by the end of 2015. (http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/)