Post-Doctoral Scholar

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design, Early childhood education/Childcare
Department:18010100 - ED-DN OFFICE-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The University of Florida’s Kenneth C. Griffin CS for All Education Initiative seeks candidates for a 12-month, full-time postdoctoral scholar position to support the research and development of programs and resources in K-12 computer science teacher preparation. In collaboration with the PI, Dr. Maya Israel, the postdoctoral scholar will engage in research as well as development, organization, and dissemination of programs and activities in support of building a sustainable teacher preparation program in computer science education at the University of Florida and throughout the state of Florida. The postdoctoral fellow will plan and coordinate data collection and analysis for the project. This is a 12-month time-limited non-tenure accruing appointment.      

Job Description:

Works collaboratively with the Principal Investigators and senior personnel on activities such as:

  • Plan and lead research studies within the scope of the funding guidelines, including supervision of graduate students, managing IRBs, etc.
  • Design, develop, test, and refine K-12 Computer Science Education (CS Ed.) materials for use in classrooms and as professional development resources
  • Help teach/facilitate preservice computer science teacher preparation activities 
  • Collaborate on grant writing activities
  • Participate in dissemination efforts including media communications and scholarly writing
  • Collaborate with faculty around CS integration across disciplines within the UF College of Education, and across the university
  • Other duties as assigned by the PI
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience and expertise.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree in computer science, computer science education, educational technology, or other related fields
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies
  • K-12 teaching experience in CS Education or evidence of work with K-12 teachers in non-teaching roles
  • Knowledge of CSTA standards for students and teachers
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience and knowledge of Universal Design for Learning and/or of instructional strategies focused on students with diverse learning needs (e.g., students with disabilities)
  • Strong background and familiarity with research literature on K-12 CS education
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team structure; manage multiple tasks and be flexible
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF and submit:
    • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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