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Postdoc Position in Environmental Engineering and Climate Justice Education

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range is $64,480-$77,327 annually.

Application Window

Open date: December 14, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Applicants are invited to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine to support a NSF-funded participatory design project on environmental engineering and climate justice education at the high-school level. The research team will co-design with high-school students, teachers, and community members an environmental engineering curriculum centered on systems thinking and critical science agency. The curriculum will be tested in partner teachers’ classrooms and research will examine both student learning outcomes and co-design practices.

Initial appointment is for two years, with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date can be January 8, 2024, or a date afterwards, contingent on the availability of the applicant.

Responsibilities include engaging in developing research-practice partnerships with partner high schools, county office of education, and community organizations.
Research tasks include:
● conducting design-based implementation research (DBIR),
● facilitating participatory science experiences with high-school students, teachers, and community members;
● collecting observational, survey, and interview data;
● analyzing data qualitatively and through mixed-methods approaches;

● presenting findings at research and practitioner conferences and at community events;
● co-authoring publications with research team and partners;
● consulting with and mentoring teams of graduate and undergraduate students;
● coordinating projects’ activities, including scheduling and facilitating meetings, assigning tasks and supporting research assistants, and managing communication among partners.

Requirements: Candidates must possess
● A Ph.D. in Education or a related field by the time of appointment;
● Experience in equity-oriented participatory approaches to research;
● Expertise in DBIR methodologies, or other qualitative and mixed methods research approaches;
● Knowledge of science education, engineering education, or STEM education research
● Commitment to equity-focused research;
● Expertise in academic writing and editing;
● Some experience in mentoring students and coordinating and leading research.

Desirable Qualifications:
● Experience working with school and community partners
● Expertise in learning sciences
● Fluency in Spanish language

Salary: The salary range is $64,480-$77,327 annually.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08775

Please include: (a) a cover letter explaining your relevant background, interest in this project, and your career goals following postdoctoral work, (b) CV, (c) one page summary of your doctoral dissertation, (d) 1-3 writing samples, and (e) names and contact information of three references (letters will be solicited only for finalists)

School: https://education.uci.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D in science education or a closely related field by start date of position

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
● Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
● Cover Letter - Please provide a cover letter explaining your relevant background, interest in this project, and your career goals following postdoctoral work.
● One Page Summary of Your Doctoral Dissertation
● One to Three Writing Samples
Reference requirements
● 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/xxxx

ABOUT UC IRVINE
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

JOB LOCATION
Irvine, CA

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D in science education or a closely related field by start date of position

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please provide a cover letter explaining your relevant background, interest in this project, and your career goals following postdoctoral work.

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Doctoral Dissertation Summary - One page summary of your doctoral dissertation.

  • Writing Sample - One to three writing samples.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08775

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.