The University of Connecticut is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with INCLUDE, a groundbreaking project related to neurodiversity within the context of engineering education. The INCLUDE program is a 5-year NSF-funded project aimed at building a campus-wide ecosystem to cultivate the potential of neurodivergent students to contribute to innovations in engineering. The project aims to make systemic changes in the following areas: recruitment and transition of neurodivergent students, community building, incorporation of inclusive teaching practices, holistic support, and career transition.
The full-time postdoctoral position will be under the supervision of Dr. Rachael Gabriel in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Connecticut and Dr. Maria Chrysochoou in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The candidate will be involved in data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation. In addition to research activities, the candidate may have duties related to education and outreach and faculty development. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and passionate about the inclusion of neurodivergent students in STEM fields. This position presents the opportunity to make significant contributions to publications in the field of neurodiversity and innovations in STEM education. The postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from a diverse team of experts affiliated with the Neag School of Education.
The initial appointment is one year and renewable for up to three years, with preference given to those who can commit at least two years to the position. Anticipated start date is August 2021.
Ph.D. in engineering education, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction or other related field
Experience with qualitative research methods
Willingness to operate as a member of a multidisciplinary research team
Some background or experience in quantitative research methods, survey design, and statistical analysis
Familiarity with engineering and/or STEM fields