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Job Summary

Researcher seeks to hire a post-doctoral fellow to work on collaborative research projects that focus on: 1) the examination of mentoring relationships, practices, and programs and 2) the impact of social community and resiliency on the engagement and persistence of undergraduate engineering students.  The post-doctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Joi Mondisa, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Engineering Education Faculty Member at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.


The primary duties of the post doctoral fellow are to: perform literature reviews and meta-syntheses; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze quantitative and qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.

The post-doctoral fellow work is expected to be accomplished in the office/lab on the UM Ann Arbor campus.  The post-doctoral fellow will participate in weekly meetings and regularly scheduled face-to-face meetings.


Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a STEM field, engineering education, higher education, psychology, sociology, or a related field. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.

Desired Qualifications*

Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting engineering education/higher education/social science research using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; instrument development and assessment; analyzing data; strong oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information

Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a list of three references at  Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations.  The tentative appointment date for the position is September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.