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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Engineering Education

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight.” Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


The College of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Engineering Education is accepting applications to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow who is a self-motivated individual, ready to engage in Engineering Education research. The overall mission of the research endeavor is to advance the understanding of, and create new knowledge applicable to, the following areas within engineering education: Epistemologies, Learning Mechanisms, Learning Systems and Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Assessment.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with grant management; proposal preparation, data collection and analysis; manuscript preparation.
  • If warranted, may be asked to attend professional conferences and meetings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. required in Engineering Education, Educational Research, or closely related field.
  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with students, faculty and staff from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Additional Information

  • Undergraduate/Graduate degree in a specific Engineering or Science discipline.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Knowledge of rating scale analysis (using item response theory), traditional psychometric analysis, requiring a proficiency in SPSS, SAS, LISREL, TestFact, R, Python, Tableau or similar data analysis software.
  • Knowledge of (or be willing to learn) SQL (language to query data bases), PHP, HTML, and Python (scripting language) to retrieve data from various data sources.

Application Process

Please upload the following under the 'Additional Documents' section of the application:

  • Cover letter describing previous research experience, current research interests and goals.
  • Vitae.
  • Diversity Statement.
  • Names and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with your research and can be contacted to serve as a reference.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 81035 


Post Doc Fellow, Department of Engineering Education

Date:  May 4, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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