Postdoctoral Research Associate October 21st, 2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biology Education

School of Biology and Ecology

Maine Center for Research in STEM Education

The School of Biology and Ecology, and Maine Center for Research in STEM Education at the University of Maine seeks an applicant for a postdoctoral position in biological education research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, evolution, biology education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record; and have demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. One of the primary responsibilities of this position is to help develop, validate, and field-test a concept assessment tool that will be administered at multiple points in the biology curriculum to monitor student progress and enable targeted curricular reform. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work in the ecology and evolution fields; skills in statistical and model-based analysis; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-institution team of researchers that are supported by the National Science Foundation’s Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science,

Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Program.

This full-time position twelve-month appointment has a flexible start date and is contingent on successful performance and continued funding (with possible renewal for up to three years total). Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two page summary of research accomplishments, two page statement of teaching philosophy, copies of three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts to:, and arrange to have a minimum of three letters of references submitted to Salary range is $38,000 – $40,000 with full University benefits. Application review will start on November 15th and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found. Appropriate

background checks will be required. For more information visit

Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Michelle Smith

Assistant Professor

School of Biology and Ecology

RiSE Center