The Psychology department at Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Quebec) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a research project concerning the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM subjects at the post-secondary level. The postdoctoral fellow will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Suzanne Hood and Dr. Kerry Hull and in conjunction with an international (Canada and United States) research team on a National Science Foundation-funded project. A description of the grant award can be found here. In brief, this multi-year project is investigating
- the facilitators and barriers to instructors’ use of active learning pedagogies in the teaching of Anatomy and Physiology; and
- predictors of student responses to the use of these pedagogies in their classrooms. Examples of publications arising from this project can be found at these links: Hyson et al., 2021; Deutschman et al., 2021; Hood et al., 2021.
Responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow will include (but may not be limited to):
- Conducting qualitative interviews with professional educators
- Transcribing and carrying out qualitative analyses of interviews
- Conducting quantitative analyses of survey data
- Managing longitudinal data sets
- Providing one-on-one support and consultation in educational research design and basic quantitative and qualitative analyses
- Leading online information sessions on the design of small-scale educational research projects
- Writing manuscripts for peer review
- Mentoring and supervising undergraduate research assistants
- Travelling to present data at international conferences
The position is available for twelve months with an ideal start date of June 1, 2023. There is a possibility of a second year renewal based on performance and project needs.
This position offers an annual salary of $47,554 CAD. As noted, the position is available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal.
Applicants should have a PhD in Education, Psychology, Biology or a related field and have experience with and knowledge of science education, evidence-based teaching, or active learning practices.
Additional preferred qualifications include:
- Demonstrated skill in interviewing and qualitative data analysis
- Demonstrated skill in survey data collection and quantitative analysis
- Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in education research or a related field
- Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team
- Capacity to mentor and support learners from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to work independently and remotely
- Awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues as they relate to higher education and to academic research
To apply, please submit the following documents no later than April 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. to Jimmy Couturier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Statement research interests and goals;
- Brief description of how your skills align with the objectives of this research project (maximum one page)
- Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies and welcomes applicants who are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and who will assist us expand our capacity for diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ2+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Bishop’s University is located in the beautiful Eastern Townships just southeast of Montreal, on the unceded traditional lands of the Abenaki people. Meeting and working in this privileged location is a constant reminder of the need for continued conversations about the importance of decolonization and reconciliation, not just as abstract concepts, but as difficult ongoing processes to be worked on.
Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 0C8