Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Michigan

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to join University of Michigan. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

The University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in statistical analysis and program evaluation, and an interest in facilitating cross-university research around educational innovation and iteration. The person selected for this role will lead the charge to establish a hub of statistical scripts to report on educational programs and trends across U-M, with an eye towards analyzing access, equity, diversity, and associated outcomes and attrition patterns. Within this domain, the postdoc (postdoc scholarships) will be able to identify and establish new research projects to be pursued. The ideal candidate should have experience with learning analytics, statistical analysis, and data management and bring a flexible and iterative approach to research, being able to determine and execute appropriate statistical methods for the questions at hand. A personal commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive higher education system is essential. This role will report to the Associate Director of Research & Development.

Demonstrated ability to create clear and accessible data visualizations from complex, Demonstrated ability to independently plan and conduct research projects and write up Recognition of complex challenges faced by different populations of students and by field Expertise in statistics and modern computational methods for analysis (Python, R, etc) Ability to decipher and organize large amounts of data An analytical mindset with strong communication and problem-solving skills Ability to translate complex problems clearly and in non-technical terms Ability to produce actionable insight for the Center and the University broadly through

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.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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