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Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Job Posting Number 20228NTL
Job Location San Marcos
College College of Applied Arts
Department/School Dept of Organization, Workforce, & Leadership Studies
Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, Associate Professor in the Department of
Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University,
seeks a postdoctoral scholar, with mixed-methods research experience in STEM
or computer science (STEM+C) education, to work in the ACCEYSS Research
Group. This position is supported by a research grant from the National
Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program
and entails conducting empirical research on the “Effects of Community
Cultural Wealth on Persistence of Black and Hispanic Women in the P-20
Computing Workforce Pipeline in Texas” (Award No. 2046079). An ideal
candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have strong qualitative,
quantitative, and programming skills, preferably including graduate coursework
in statistics, mathematics, other quantitative methods, and qualitative
methods. Candidates with previous mixed-methods research experience related to
counter-stories or counter-narratives and statistical software packages such
as STATA, SAS, SPSS, Python, R, Tableau will have priority in the hiring
process. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The initial appointment
will be for one year, but renewable up to three years as funding remains
Serve as Project Director of an NSF-funded mixed-methods research project.
Co-lead all aspects of project management, quantitative and qualitative
data collection and analyses, manuscript preparation and dissemination of
Conduct STEM+C education and workforce mixed-methods research.
Facilitate research group meetings, conferences, and workshops with
collaborating researchers from Hispanic Serving Institutions and
Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas.
Visit and conduct research in collaboration with community partners and
gain experience conducting community-engaged, participatory STEM+C
research in communities of color.
Serve as an instructor of record of undergraduate and graduate courses in
interdisciplinary studies, STEM and/or computer science education.
Teach quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
Participate in curriculum development including online courses.
Teach courses online, on campus (San Marcos or Round Rock), and off
Mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers in a service-learning
Supervise interdisciplinary internships, practicums, and research
Serve on graduate exit committees.
Engage in activities at the department, college, and university level that
build relationships with other university departments, local businesses,
and community organizations as well as participating in professional
Engage in service activities with education, STEM and computer science
professional and academic organizations.
Earned doctorate degree in engineering education, computer science
education, STEM education, workforce development, interdisciplinary
studies, or related field by appointment date.
Record of STEM+C education or workforce scholarship and publication
commensurate with a (R1) research university.
Evidence of mixed-methods research experience related to counter-stories
or counter-narratives and statistical software packages such as STATA,
SAS, SPSS, Python, R, Tableau
Evidence of internal and/or external sponsored research commensurate with
a (R1) research university.
Experience teaching diverse, non-traditional students in online and on-
Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative relationships with
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching,
research, and service.
Experience advising and mentoring diverse undergraduate and graduate
Evidence of experience on a NSF-funded research project.
Evidence of effective program and project management.
Experience teaching research methods.
Experience with curriculum development.
Demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive practices and culturally
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be
accepted and considered, https: // jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35901.
To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by
October 1, 2021 :
Current curriculum vitae;
Letter of intent that specifically addresses the qualifications noted in this posting;
Statement of research interests;
Examples of recent publications;
Unofficial transcripts; and
Two (2) letters of reference.
As part of our application process, we are requesting two (2) letters of
reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in
the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of
your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your
references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your
application through a confidential online portal. Applicants are highly
recommended to remind their referees to respond to the letter request in a
timely manner. Letters of recommendation will be required prior to interviews.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral
Type of Position Full-Time
Proposed Start Date November 2021
Posting Date 09/13/2021
Evaluation of Applications Begins
Full Consideration Date 10/01/2021
Open Until Filled? Yes
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse
community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those
who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting
during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we
request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at
FacHiringFR@txstate.edu. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources
will respond to you as soon as is possible.
Record Checks and Verifications
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of
record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records,
education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be
required before the hiring process can be completed.
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any
tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in
university owned or leased vehicles.
Why Work at Texas State?
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty
members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral
Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university
creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares
its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that
await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly
work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness,
Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.
Quick Link https: // jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/36226
Special Instructions Summary
Statement of Research Interests
Examples of Recent Publications
Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
Evidence of Teaching Experience/Evaluations
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have an earned doctorate degree in engineering education, computer science education, STEM education, workforce development, interdisciplinary studies?
Yes, I have have a doctorate degree in engineering education, computer science education, STEM education, workforce development, interdisciplinary studies
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