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University of Washington RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 50%FTE in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 197762


Posting Date: 10/13/2021

Closing Info: Closes On 10/20/2021

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Limited Recruitment: Other

Shift: First Shift

Notes: This is a 4-year grant funded position and will not continue beyond 9/30/2025. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. ( To ensure consideration, apply by October 20th, 2021

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond. UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues. Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence ( are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability. The UW Bothell School of Educational Studies, has an exciting part-time opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer! The purpose of this project is to design and study science content education for aspiring and practicing elementary school teachers. Beginning in the first 2 years, the project will design and study a 2-quarter sequence to be taught at UWB that will be a science and engineering course that centers racial equity and teaches aspiring elementary teachers the science topics they would be responsible for teaching. The project will follow those students into their teacher certification program to study the impact of the courses on their science identities and science teaching. The project will also extend to support an online version of the course as well as workshops for practicing teachers. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Lead and execute education research, including the development of the research plan, data collection, data processing, and data analysis • Communicate with external partners for data collection and collaboration • Write publications in peer-reviewed journals • Develop conference proposals and presentation of findings at academic conferences • Lead iterative processes of design, research, and re-design MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • PhD Degree in Science Education, Learning Sciences or related field. • Must have at least three years’ experience working with preservice and inservice teachers, practicing scientists, and curriculum design. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must also have some professional experience work in a science- or engineering-related field. • Must have experience working successfully with diverse communities. • Must have experience leading and conducting research in learning settings. • Must demonstrate a commitment to issues of equity, STEM-linked identity formation, and culture in the design of STEM learning environments. • Excellent writing and presentation skills, experience in qualitative/quantitative data collection/analysis activities. • Knowledge of theories on learning, especially as they pertain to identity, equity, and place-based. • Experience writing for peer-reviewed publications, experience working with large sets of data, including data management, data processing and cloud sharing, and software for data analysis. • Experience with running and managing project meetings with project staff and community partners, leading the design of research studies. • Experience conducting professional development with practicing teachers and/or teaching elementary science methods courses. DESIRED EXPERIENCE • Ability to manage internal and external partnerships while conducting simultaneous projects and project activities. Familiarity with Dedoose and other qualitative data analysis tools. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.