The University of Wisconsin – Madison MRSEC Interdisciplinary Education Group has two postdoctoral positions opening up this summer. One position will focus on informal and K-12 education and on their collaboration with the NISE Net. The second position will focus on undergraduate and graduate-level education and educational material development.
The Interdisciplinary Education Group developed a number of the activities in the NanoDays kit, including the original carbon nanotube balloon building activity and the magic sand/nanosurfaces activity. You can check out more examples of their products and resources at http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/nano.
One of the postdoctoral positions available will focus on informal and K-12 education and the NISE Net. The second postdoctoral position available will focus on undergraduate and graduate-level education and educational material development.
A doctorate in engineering, physics, or chemistry is required, as are excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills, and a strong interest in science and technology education. The position involves significant personnel management responsibilities, mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, collaboration with a wide range of educators in formal and informal settings, and development of materials for web dissemination. Additionally, opportunities are available (if interested) for supervising undergraduate research and research experiences for K-12 teachers. Contingent upon funding, this position is initially for one year (second year possible), with a start date in summer/early fall 2009.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV to Greta Zenner (email@example.com). Please indicate if you have a preference for the informal/K-12 or the post-secondary position; indicating a preference is not required. For assurance of full consideration of your application, it should be received no later than April 24, 2009.