Tuesday , March 21 2023

NHMJobs For Education Postdoctoral

Website Natural History Museum

Job Description:

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an experienced Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate to contribute to our overarching, long-term research agenda at the museum regarding student and teacher learning in science. The Education Postdoctoral Fellow will work on multiple projects, including, for example, our NSF-funded longitudinal study that investigates youth persistence in science (“Staying in Science”) as well as the Urban Advantage (UA) program, a large-scale, long-term partnership between eight informal science education institutions and NYCDOE.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use and work with large-scale datasets including data on students and teachers in public schools such as New York City
  • Conduct geospatial analyses of data across multiple programs, to examine, for instance, equitable (or inequitable) participation across geographical areas or communities
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data about science teachers’ practices in the classroom; as well as about children’s work in schools and at the museum
  • Write research papers, reports for funders, presentations, and other documentation to communicate findings for multiple audiences
  • Develop and test models of persistence in STEM majors, using multiple sources of data
  • Identify future research opportunities, help to write grants, and meet with funders, in order to secure future funding and develop a long-term research agenda
  • Coordinate the logistics of research activities (e.g. communicating with staff and school administration to arrange observations) and collaborate with research and/or evaluation partners
  • Help lead and carry out quantitative analyses of the impact of mentored research and teacher professional development upon youth and teacher learning
  • Manage and support connections between museum staff, university researchers, and NYC teachers and schools regarding the research work
  • Collect data on teachers’ and students’ experiences and knowledge through interviews, surveys, or other approaches such as teacher logs or collection of artifacts, or student projects

Job Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. degree in science education or educational research or related field, for instance, educational psychology, educational policy, sociology) is required
  • An interest in the development of STEM identity and youth and teacher learning, or research focus upon issues of equity and diversity

Job Details:

Company: Natural History Museum

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Sales

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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