Postdoctoral Scholar

Texas State University San Marcos
January 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Posting Number 20239NTL Job Location San Marcos College College of Applied Arts Department/School Dept of Organization, Workforce, & Leadership Studies Position Description

Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, Associate Professor in the D epartment 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 available.

Job Duties:


  • Co-lead all aspects of project management, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses, manuscript preparation and dissemination of research findings.
  • 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.
  • Teaching

  • 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 campus.
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers in a service-learning course.
  • Supervise interdisciplinary internships, practicums, and research projects.
  • Service

  • 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 organizations.
  • Engage in service activities with education, STEM and computer science professional and academic organizations.
  • Required Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Experience teaching diverse, non-traditional students in online and on- campus environments
  • Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service. Experience advising and mentoring diverse undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of experience on an 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 relevant instruction.
  • Application Procedures

    Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https: //

    To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by January 20, 2023 :

  • 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 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 transcripts.

    Type of Position Full-Time Proposed Start Date TBD Posting Date 09/21/2022 Evaluation of Applications Begins Full Consideration Date 01/20/2023 Close Date 01/20/2023 Open Until Filled? No EEO/AA Statement

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodation

    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 [email protected]. 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 verifications.

    Eligibility for Employment

    Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

    Tobacco-Free Campus

    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.

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Examples of Recent Publications
  • Optional Documents

  • DD 214/DD1300
  • Veteran's Preference
  • Evidence of Teaching Experience/Evaluations
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Supplemental Questions

    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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