Postdoctoral Research Associate - ISU ADVANCE Partnership

published Feb 5, 2020 9:20am

The ISU ADVANCE Partnership program is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a project funded by the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Partnership program to support institutional practices leading to the increased representation of women in STEM disciplines. The collaborative project "Joining Forces: A Midwestern partnership of research-intensive institutions for women STEM faculty success" consists of a partnership of four Midwestern research institutions (Iowa State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, and Western Michigan University). The goal of the project is to adapt and implement cross-institutional practices to create support networks and positive climates for women with familial responsibilities and underrepresented STEM faculty.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will join a team of faculty and administrators at ISU, MTU, NDSU, and WMU, and the project's evaluation team, and work on the adaptation of the Integrated Equity Support package at ISU, study the project activities and assess its outcomes through data collection and tracking, and disseminate the project results. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be supervised by the senior faculty member who leads the collaborative project, and mentored by a team of faculty at ISU.

Additional responsibilities will include managing and coordinating communication among partners and with the Advisory Board, sharing information on activities on the project's website, organization and storage of project data, and writing project reports. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to collaborate on the preparation of research proposals with members of the ADVANCE Partnership team.

The successful candidate will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare for a faculty position at a research institution. He/she will also be offered the opportunity to teach one course in the undergraduate program on Women and Gender Studies, Higher Education, or their field of expertise.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD obtained prior to appointment date.
PhD in women's and gender studies, psychology, educational policy, higher education, sociology, or a related field.
Research experience with qualitative and quantitative assessment methods as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Coursework, research or professional experiences with women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields and academia.
Experience with data management and analytics.

The posting and link to the online application can be found at