Cornell University, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-ChemE-POSTDOC3 [#27312, WDR-00044050]
Position Title: Engineering Workforce Development Postdoctoral Scholar at Cornell University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Engineering Education
Education Research / Education Research
Appl Deadline:2024/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/13, updated 2024/03/08, listed until 2024/05/15)
Position Description:    

Engineering workforce development (EWD) involves efforts to provide opportunities to expand the ecosystem of engineering from K-12 through industry to broaden participation and better support the development of engineering knowledge, skills, and attitudes and career pathways across the lifespan of engineering. This postdoc will support two ongoing efforts at Cornell: 1) an NSF-funded project (CMMI 2229092) focused on the manufacture of polymer nanoparticles guided by artificial intelligence and 2) growing engineering workforce development activities in nanofabrication and semiconductors with the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility. The postdoc will work with Prof. Allison Godwin to develop EWD programs and activities and evaluate the impact of these efforts on participants.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop K-12 outreach curriculum on core engineering and science concepts.
  • Develop professional development materials for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Refine a framework for EWD activities to guide efforts and future proposal developments.
  • Collect and analyze data using surveys, focus groups, and interviews on the impact of EWD efforts on students’ knowledge, skills, identities, motivations, and future career plans.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research reports and scholarly publications.
  • Present research findings at conferences and seminars.
  • Assist in supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students involved in projects.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Engineering, or a related field.  
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a research team.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27312.

1. Candidate CV, including publication list and date of Ph.D. graduation, and listing the Ph.D. advisor's name. If not yet graduated, please note the estimated date for graduation.

2. A cover letter that describes the interest in this position and alignment of the candidate’s values with the founding principle of Cornell written by Ezra Cornell, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” 

3. Two letters of recommendation, including one that must be from the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis advisor, which provide detailed assessments of the candidate’s qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.

Applications will begin being reviewed on April 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. We welcome and value the contributions that individuals from diverse backgrounds bring to our research community.

If you have other questions or comments, please contact:

Allison Godwin, RF School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Email: afg64@cornell.edu


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Employment Assistance:

For specific questions about the position please contact Allison Godwin; afg64@cornell.edu For questions about the application process or general questions email mycareer@cornell.edu.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at equity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also request an appointment to use a dedicated workstation in the Office of Talent Attraction and Recruitment, at the Ithaca campus, by emailing mycareer@cornell.edu.

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline.
  • Unique applicable skills.

 




Familiarize yourself with Cornell’s COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university’s COVID-19 services and information

Employment Assistance:

For specific questions about the position or application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or for general questions email mycareer@cornell.edu.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at equity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also request an appointment to use a dedicated workstation in the Office of Talent Attraction and Recruitment, at the Ithaca campus, by emailing mycareer@cornell.edu.

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.


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:
www.cheme.cornell.edu
email address
607-255-3027
 
113 Ho Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14853