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Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Position Summary/h3 The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group a href="http://www.msu.edu/%7Eaacr)"(www.msu.edu/aacr)/au /uin the CREATE for STEM Institute (a href="https://create4stem.msu.edu/"https://create4stem.msu.edu/a) at Michigan State University seeks candidates to fill two Research Associate positions for research about STEM learning and assessment. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline #173;Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students#8217; writing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students#8217; thinking. We are expanding our NSF-funded research project to develop assessments and resources for analyzing undergraduate learning in the fields of biology and physiology. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty and other postdoctoral researchers in the Colleges of Education and Natural Science and will provide liaisons to our partner institutions. Our research group has a strong post#173;doctoral mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -Science discipline or STEM education h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline or STEM education and have experience in discipline#173;-based education research. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM educators. Successful candidates uwill have a mix of some of the following skills/u, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team: lidisciplinary expertise in biology, physiology or related fields/li liSTEM education research/li liassessment of student learning/li lilearning progressions/li limachine learning/li liexpertise coding in R and/or C# language/li liqualitative research methods/li limultivariate statistics and computer modeling/li limixed methods research/li liexperience publishing and presenting research findings/li limentoring of undergraduate researchers/li /ul h3Required Application Materials/h3 Cover letter; CV; unofficial copy of transcripts; two samples of scholarly writing; names and email addresses of three references.#160; A complete application package consists of a cover letter outlining how your skills align with the AACR project, CV, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. h3Special Instructions/h3 The salary is commensurate with education and experience and the appointment will be on an annual basis with renewal/reappointment possible. This position will begin with a one #173;year, 12-month appointment, with reappointment contingent on performance and available funding. Desired state date is August 16, 2020.#160; Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check. R h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 06/29/2020 h3MSU Statement/h3 Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. On