STEM Transformation Institute, Florida International University

Position ID: FIUn-POSTDOC [#11280]
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Miami, Florida 33199, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2017/11/08, finished 2018/11/11)
Position Description:    

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Florida International University’s STEM Transformation Institute is seeking to fill at least two post-doctoral researcher positions for a new calculus intervention study as described below: • Design, implement, and conduct research on a novel calculus intervention that seeks to improve student outcomes in a normative calculus sequence. The student population will be primarily STEM students with a range of majors and prior exposure to mathematics. The position will involve both the teaching of section(s) of calculus as well as planning, analysis and dissemination of the accompanying research study.

The primary objective of these post-doctoral researchers will be mathematics education research; however, these positions utilize a hybrid design that integrates teaching experience with research activities to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practices and thus preparing the candidate for an academic career. Candidates for these positions should have completed their PhD in mathematics or mathematics education. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate education research and have strong quantitative research skills and experience including survey and concept inventory data collection and analysis, classroom observation. Experience with the R software system would be an added benefit.

FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute is dedicated to advancing research and educational change on evidence-based instructional practices, utilizing FIU as a laboratory for the future of STEM, as over 75% of FIU’s 54,000 students come from traditionally underrepresented groups. The Institute currently hosts 11 discipline-based education research faculty in six STEM departments and 14 staff / postdoctoral researchers that carry out multidisciplinary collaborative work across the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education and Engineering & Computing. Hallmark programs include a Learning Assistant (LA) program that impacts well over 13,000 student enrollments in 10 STEM disciplines each semester; Modeling Instruction at the high school and college levels; and multiple HHMI- and NSF-funded research projects. For more information on programs and research at the STEM Transformation Institute visit:;; and FIU is the public research university in Miami, Florida and is the only majority minority Carnegie R1 research university in the U.S. How to Apply: To join the innovative team, qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of three references (with contact information) in a single pdf file and send it to Note that at least three references may be contacted upon review as determined by the search committee. Application review will begin on November 24th, 2017 and continue until both positions are filled. For more information and inquiries, email

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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