Duke University, Computer Science

Position ID:Duke-CS-PDA_AIICE [#22490]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Broadening Participation in Computing, Computer Science Education, Identity and Computing, Interdisciplinary Work related to Social or Biological Sciences, Social Sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/08/25, finished 2024/01/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE)

Department of Computer Science

Duke University

Durham, NC

Schedule: Full-time, 12-month

Program Information

The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE (https://identityincs.org/) aims to increase the entry, retention, and course/degree completion rates of high-school and undergraduate students from groups that are historically underrepresented in computing through evidence-based, identity-inclusive interventions. AiiCE is founded upon evidence that student-focused (and often deficit-based) strategies do not adequately address institutional cultures, policies, and practices that have marginalized people from non-dominant identities.

The AiiCE-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (AiiCE-PRF) aims to increase the number of postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) from groups that are historically underrepresented (i.e., Black, Indigenous, Latinx, women, LGBTQ+, disabled, first-generation college graduates, and their intersections) and the number of postdocs performing identity-inclusive computing education research. 

Job Description Summary

The Alliance seeks three (3) candidates from various disciplines to perform research at the intersection of identity and computing at the postsecondary level. Successful candidates will work with scholars from Duke University, the University of Oregon, Bard College, the Kapor Center, Georgia Tech, ABET/CSAB, Reboot Representation, Northeastern University’s Center for Inclusive Computing, and more. 



This position demands self-motivated, organized, deadline-oriented, and independent researchers who meet the following requirements. 


Minimum Qualifications

1. Ph.D. with completion date no later than May 2023 in CS/Engineering/STEM Education, Sociology, and other related disciplines.

2. Experience performing quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-methods research.

3. Alignment with the goals of AiiCE.

4. Proficiency in oral and written communication.

5. Evidence of research experience in the aforementioned areas, as demonstrated by publications, works in progress, and/or presentations.

6. Current eligibility to work in the U.S. 



Candidates are expected to work on all facets of projects (including instrument development, data collection and, manuscript writing, and publishing/presenting findings), as well as mentor student researchers.

All positions are for two (2) years. A background check will be required of successful candidates. 


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following documents as attachments:

1. Cover letter and CV.

2. Brief statement identifying prior research projects and current interests.

3. Brief statement on how applicant’s prior and potential contributions to creating equitable and inclusive environments will advance the Alliance’s mission.

4. Unofficial university transcript.

5. Professional writing sample.

6. References from three (3) people who can speak to the applicant’s professional experience and potential as a postdoctoral researcher.

Application reviews will begin January 1, 2023, and they will continue until all positions are filled.

Inquiries regarding these positions can be made to Dr. Nicki Washington at nicki@cs.duke.edu.

NOTE: Applicants will not be sponsored for work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Details on benefits, including health insurance, provided by Duke University for postdoctoral researchers can be found at: https://postdoc.duke.edu/resources. Duke University is situated in the vibrant Research Triangle Area of North Carolina, which is frequently ranked among the best places in the country to live and work.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

In accordance with Duke University policy, all University faculty, and staff members, regardless of work location, must receive and show documentation of full COVID-19 and flu vaccination status. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. University faculty and staff may apply for a medical or religious exemption, but anyone approved for an exemption will be subject to daily symptom monitoring, weekly surveillance testing, continued masking, and other protocols applicable to those who have not been vac

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Department of Computer Science
Box 90129
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708