The Department of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati seeks a Research Scientist with a background and interest in Engineering Education research.
This position will support a multi-year research initiatives sponsored by the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Successful candidates will have a strong background in education assessments, quantitative research methods, and engineering content knowledge. Preference will be given to those who are familiar with psychometric measurement, such as test analysis and item response theory. The Research Scientist is expected to work closely with the research team, including faculty members, graduate research assistants, and undergraduate students.
Develop proposals for external funding;
Analyze data from a variety of ongoing research projects using current and appropriate rigorous statistical methods;
Assist with the preparation of manuscripts that result from the data analysis;
Participate in regular project meetings either by teleconference or in person;
Assist with the preparation of materials for annual advisory board meetings for the projects, as needed; and
Assist with the preparation of reports to funding agencies and participate in PI meetings as needed.
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or other relevant discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.
Undergraduate/Graduate degree in a specific Engineering or Science discipline; and
Ph.D. or Ed.D. required in Engineering Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Measurement, Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation or closely related field;
In-depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline;
Good oral and written communication skills; and
Ability to work and collaborate effectively with students, faculty and staff from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; and
Experience in advanced statistical methods necessary to analyze results from a randomized control trial.
Please upload the following under the 'Additional Documents' section of the application: 1) cover letter describing previous research experience, current research interests and goals, and 2) names and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with your research and can be contacted to supply a letter of reference if/when requested.
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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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