Position Summary

The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group ( in the CREATE for STEM Institute ( at Michigan State University seeks candidates to fill two Research Associate positions for research about STEM learning and assessment. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline ­Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.

We are expanding our NSF-funded research project to develop assessments and resources for analyzing undergraduate learning in the fields of biology and physiology. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty and other postdoctoral researchers in the Colleges of Education and Natural Science and will provide liaisons to our partner institutions. Our research group has a strong post­doctoral mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.

Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.