Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Postdoctoral position, Teaching and Learning Collaborative, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC

  • 01 Nov 2018 2:51 PM
    Message # 6884516

    The Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) at Wake Forest University (WFU) is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research associate to expand our capacity for internal program evaluation, institution-level research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    WFU is committed to evidence-informed decision making as we advance our vision of exceptional teaching within a dynamic, inclusive academic community. In this context, the TLC is an emerging hub of support for faculty and administrators exploring the effectiveness of interventions designed to support teaching and learning on campus.

    As we build our resources in this domain, we seek a recent PhD with expertise in research design and data analysis in the social sciences. The successful candidate will take the lead in designing and implementing a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of TLC programming, collaborate with institutional partners working to evaluate their own initiatives, and support faculty who want to systematically investigate the impact of classroom interventions on student learning.

    The appointment to this position comes during an exciting time of growth and transformation for the TLC, including multiple recent hires, new collaborations with allied offices across the institution, and a beautiful new space in the Z Smith Reynolds Library in the center of campus.

    This is a one-year position, renewable for a second year. It includes a full benefits package from WFU, as well as funds for professional development and travel. The associate will be mentored by a team of leaders from across the institution and will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience necessary to pursue a variety of leadership positions in higher education. Review of applications will begin on November 26th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will begin no later than July 1, 2019, but start date is negotiable.

    Essential Functions:

    • Work with the TLC team to identify key outcomes for TLC services and programming, develop quantitative and qualitative measures of those outcomes, and implement systematic processes for collecting relevant data.
    • Collaborate with institutional partners to select a database management system (e.g., Access, Filemaker, Airtable, etc.) to collect TLC data, while recommending policies and processes for entering data.
    • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate the effectiveness of TLC services and programming.
    • Communicate findings and recommendations to technical and non-technical stakeholders via oral, visual, and written reports.
    • Collaborate with institutional partners seeking to evaluate the impact of educational initiatives across campus.
    • Consult with faculty who want to systematically investigate the impact of classroom interventions on student learning.
    • Develop limited programming (e.g., workshops and reading groups) to build capacity for program evaluation and the scholarship of teaching and learning across campus.

    Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • PhD in education, STEM education, a social science, statistics, or a related field (all degree requirements must be met by the start of employment). ABD applicants will also be considered.
    • Expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research design and data analysis, particularly in contexts where data collection and experimental controls are difficult.
    • Ability to work with software to collect, manage, analyze, and report data (e.g., Qualtrics, SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, etc.).
    • Experience working on at least one research project that involved research design, data collection, data analysis, and the communication of results.
    • Experience designing assessment plans and/or assessment instruments.
    • Familiarity with program evaluation and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
    • Familiarity with institutional review board policies.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Expertise in educational research and program evaluation.
    • Experience with at least one program evaluation project in an educational setting.
    • Experience with measure design in the context of program evaluation projects.
    • Experience collecting data from surveys, interviews, focus groups, and observation protocols.
    • Experience using visualization tools to present data to non-technical audiences.
    • Experience working with a teaching and learning center.
    • Experience teaching in a postsecondary institution.
    • Demonstrated record of publication in field of the Ph.D.

    The application package should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three professional references.

    Apply online

    Please delete after January 10th, 2019

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