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Post Doc Fellow

School of Applied Engr & Tech

Reports To:
Prateek Shekhar

Position Type:

Position Summary:
The newly formed Engineering Education Unit at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has a position available for a post-doctoral fellow. During this 12-month position, the postdoctoral fellow will participate in data collection and analysis, training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, preparing manuscripts, presenting at conferences, and grant writing. A portion of time will also be devoted to professional development experiences as identified by the fellow. Candidates nearing graduation are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate for this position requires strong quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and excellent writing skills. If you are interested in this position, please send your 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) a writing sample (published or unpublished work) and 4) contact information for three references in a single PDF.

Essential Functions:
- Conduct education research in different aspects of engineering education by performing interview protocol development, survey development, data collection and analysis. - Prepare manuscripts for submission in peer reviewed journal and present work at conferences. - Mentor graduate and undergraduate students and manage projects tasks including but not limited to data management, IRB approval, and data collection at sites.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
Ph.D. in engineering education, higher education, STEM education or other related fields.

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