Research Associate in Education

Michigan State University College of Education

United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 686017
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Create For Stem 40000100
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 52000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, Non-Union

Position Summary

The research associate will work in collaboration with the Director of CREATE and faculty in the Colleges of Education, Natural Science, and Engineering to lead research projects that involve developing, implementing and revising curricular materials for K-8 science education; supporting the design and development of research; collecting, organizing and analyzing data; and writing scholarly materials.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to: develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for K-8 science education; develop, revise, and analyze assessments of student learning; support the design and development of research; design, develop and implement professional development with both urban and suburban schools and teachers;  collect, organize and analyze data; provide management and leadership for the project; work with a team to plan and write reports, conference papers and journal articles that disseminate the research; and make presentations at regional and national conferences.

The candidates will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE for STEM Institute (, and will be encouraged to pursue their own research within the overall parameters of the project, as well as opportunities to write supplemental and related grants to further develop their research portfolio.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Sciences or Science Education

Minimum Requirements

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in the sciences or in science education.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in elementary or middle school science teaching are highly preferred.

Required Application Materials

Resume/CV; Cover letter; Research interests; Reference letters (3)

Special Instructions

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Department Statement

Underrepresented individuals in science and education are strongly encouraged to apply.  Position will remain open until filled and review of applications will begin immediately.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jan 12, 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Jan 11, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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