Announcing TLC STEM Education Post-Doctoral Fellow Search

Job Title: Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – Teaching & Learning Center

Job ID: 22335
Location: Graduate Center
Regular/Temporary: Regular


  • Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.
  • Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding
  • Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data
  • Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings
  • Collaborates with internal and external colleagues
  • Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties


Research Associate




The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), founded in 2015, creates and connects opportunities for GC students to grow as educators and scholars within the nation’s largest public urban university system. The TLC prepares new college teachers for their entry into the classroom, guides developing teachers as they refine their practices, and helps experienced teachers think through how to best apply what they’ve learned in the next stages of their careers, whether those careers be inside or outside the classroom.

The Research Associate/Post-doctoral Fellow will extend the Center’s reach by developing a curriculum to help STEM educators more effectively teach and communicate within and beyond their fields. Outreach and training will especially emphasize methods and strategies for improving access and outcomes for students from CUNY populations that are underrepresented in STEM majors and careers.

The Research Associate will publish their own scholarly work while beginning new STEM-related research projects at the TLC, and will also actively seek grants. S/he will develop additional programs or special projects related to their research interests, and promote connections between teaching and research activity across CUNY. The position will work closely with TLC staff on TLC initiatives including but not limited to the Teach@CUNY Handbook, the Teach@CUNY Institutes, the TLC’s workshop series, Focused Inquiry Groups, and Visible Pedagogy (the TLC’s weblog).

This position is an annual appointment with funding for two (2) years, with possibility of extension. The position will begin in Fall 2021 and report to the TLC Director.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the teaching and learning programs in TLC;
  • Meet with and assist graduate students on matters related to their research and teaching;
  • Identify sources of grant funding and contribute to the process of securing funds;
  • Develop and/or lead workshops, webinars, and web resources in STEM and non-STEM-related fields;
  • Conduct independent research;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


A preferred candidate should have:

  • Active research agenda in STEM, STEM education, and/or equity and access in education, and a research interest in pedagogy, educational technology, or a related field.
  • An interest in the relationship between STEM education and science communication.
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in digital, hybrid, and online instruction.
  • Experience teaching with open educational resources, designing experiential learning opportunities, and an understanding of accessible educational practices.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development at both the course and program level.
  • Commitment to public higher education.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Experience with grant proposals and grant project management.
  • A commitment to interdisciplinarity and collaboration.




CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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To apply, upload a Statement of Interest of no more than two pages, and a CV. Please upload all documents as one file as a PDF.


May 10, 2021


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


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