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Science and Mathematics Program Improvement (SAMPI) at Western Michigan University (WMU) is seeking Post-Graduate Fellow who is passionate about improving STEM education teaching, and learning. This individual will primarily work on our evaluation of the MiSTEM Network project. The MiSTEM Network is a quasi-governmental network organization focused on improving K-12 STEM education in Michigan through supporting implementation of project-, problem, and place-based education in the classroom, partnerships between K-12 schools and businesses, non-profits, and community organizations. SAMPI collects quantitative and qualitative data from 16 regions across the state to help determine the impact of MiSTEM initiatives.

The post-graduate fellow will be involved in all aspects of the MiSTEM Network evaluation including communication with MiSTEM staff and collaborators, database management, data collection and analysis, literature reviews, and report writing. We are seeking applicants who have experience and/or interested evaluation, research, and project management in STEM education. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field (such as science education, DBER, evaluation, higher education, etc.).

The Post-Graduate Fellow will join SAMPI, an interdisciplinary unit housed within the Mallinson Institute for Science Education that conducts client-centered program evaluations, research, and professional consultations in STEM education. Supervised by SAMPI Director, Dr. Cody Williams, the Post-Graduate Fellow will play a critical role in implementing SAMPI’s evaluation of the MiSTEM Network.

The appointment is full time. Salary is competitive within the Post-Graduate Fellow (R3C) range of the university, depending on qualifications and experience. The start date for the position is expected to be February 2024 (earlier preferred). The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on availability of funds. Remote work is an option.

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