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Applicants should submit:

1) a brief letter of interest,

2) curriculum vita, and

3) the names of three references.

Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations.

The tentative appointment date for the position is January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024 with a potential option to renew the position for an additional year(s).


Researcher seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow to work on collaborative research projects that focus on the examination and assessment of mentoring relationships and practices in the context of a national engineering research center.

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.

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The primary duties of the post-doctoral fellow are to:
- attend and facilitate workshop trainings and engage with center members;
- perform literature reviews and meta-syntheses;
- administer surveys and conduct semi-structured interviews;
- analyze quantitative and qualitative data;
- participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members;
- present research at conferences and draft manuscripts for peer?reviewed publication;
- and assist with mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

The post-doctoral fellow will participate in weekly and regularly scheduled 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.

Work Locations

The postdoctoral fellow work can be accomplished in the office/lab on the UM Ann Arbor campus OR through a remote option.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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

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COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.