Washington University in St. Louis invites scholars who study the residential and institutional determinants of STEM inequalities to submit applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The 12-month appointment begins as early as Aug 1, 2018 and can be renewed for a second year upon satisfactory review of the fellow’s professional accomplishments. The fellow will work under the supervision of Odis Johnson Jr., a professor in the departments of education and sociology. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in education or sociology and background in researching school discipline effects, and how they relate to STEM fields according to race, gender, place and their intersections. As part of an anticipated NSF award, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for assisting in the analysis of national surveys from the NCES/IES. Candidates must have strong statistical skills and experience with the software programs, HLM, STATA, SPSS and/or R. Applicants with experience merging databases are preferred.
Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period and to participate in the intellectual life of the departments of education and/or sociology along with other units of Washington University relevant to the Fellow’s research and teaching interests. In addition to co-facilitating one course during your appointment, primary duties are the pursuit of original research with the guidance of the faculty supervisor and project administrative tasks.
Candidates must have received their Ph.D. degree after July 1, 2015. For candidates finishing their Ph.D. in 2018, all requirements of the degree must be finished no later than September 1, 2018.
Fellows receive a salary of $53,000 per year, plus benefits; and yearly funding for research/travel.