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Postdoctoral Fellow I

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral researcher will work with Dr. Goodridge and the National Federation of the Blind in their last year of the NSF awarded SABER grant. They will be responsible to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data and develop publications. They will be expected to lead a team of undergraduate researchers as well as graduate researchers to help do the same. They will help in the development of grant to continue this research enterprise forward and will be expected to help write the proposal that will seek funding to do so.

1. Data Collection - Collect data concerning spatial thinking and ability from the BLV community. This will involve a mixed methods approach to quantitative and qualitative data.

2. Data Analysis - Analyze data concerning spatial thinking and ability form the BLV community. This will involve a mixed methods approach to quantitative and qualitative data.

3. Publication - Publish results from ongoing research in the form of accepted professional JEE, IJEE, etc. journals and ASEE and FIE conference papers. This is anticipated to be 2 to 3 journal papers. Other journal papers may also arise.

4. Grant Writing - Investigate, conduct literature review, co-author, and submit a NSF or equivalent level proposal for a grant to continue spatial ability/cognition research as a member of Dr. Goodridge's research team.

5. Develop Teaching/Service Experience - Lecture in Dr. Goodridge's Statics and NFB summer EQ courses. Co-develop a spatial ability course with Dr. Goodridge Leverage this course and the Statics curriculum to create a BLV accessible course. Participate in departmental functions.

6. Leadership - Lead a team of undergraduate researchers and graduate researchers in the collection, analysis, and co-authorship of journal and conference papers.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline or Engineering Education. The candidate should additionally have an undergraduate degree in an Engineering discipline. The candidate should have publications in the engineering education field that may be reviewed by the hiring committee and can be used to evaluate previous work. The candidate should have some teaching experience in engineering or engineering education directed courses. The candidate should be familiar with paper reviewing processes as well as demonstrate capabilities to lead and develop publications in the area of the post-doctorate work.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Resume/CV

2. Research Statement

3. Teaching Philosophy

4. Cover Letter

5. 3 Letter(s) of Recommendation

Please compile all documents into a single PDF file and upload in "Other Documents 1-10"

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Commensurate on experience, plus excellent benefits

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State's statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Requisition ID: 2021-3373

Street: 8800 Old Main Hill

Job Classification: Exempt

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%

Name: College of Engineering

Keywords: Utah State University, Logan , Postdoctoral Fellow I, Other , Logan, Utah

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