Applications are now being accepted for the second cohort of the STEM Gateway Teaching Fellows Program. The 2-year fellowship program is open to all tenure stream faculty, fixed term faculty, and academic specialists who are committed to excellence in teaching in the STEM gateway courses. The fellowship is part of MSU’s Association of American Universities (AAU) STEM Education Initiative project titled “Creating a Coherent Gateway for STEM Teaching and Learning at MSU.” The Fellowship is supported by funds from the Office of the Provost, the College of Natural Science, and Lyman Briggs College. Each Fellow will receive $8,000 (spread over two years) to support his or her participation in the program.
The Institute offers innovation grants to Michigan State University (MSU) faculty in the colleges of Education, Natural Science, Engineering and/or Lyman-Briggs to pursue initial work in an area of STEM education research that has strong potential to receive external funding. Proposed projects should have already been submitted and reviewed by an external funder within the last 12 months. The external proposal must have received reviews that suggest the likelihood of funding on resubmission if supported by an LPF-CMP Grant.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CREATE for STEM New Innovation Seed Grants
Purpose: The Institute offers innovation seed grants to Michigan State University (MSU) faculty in the colleges of Education, Natural Science, Engineering and/or Lyman-Briggs to pursue initial collaborative efforts and pilot studies that will lead to the development of a new proposals for significant external funding. Proposed projects should be new collaborations or innovation and research efforts that have not previously been submitted for funding.
The U-TEMPT (University Teaching Experience Model for Prospective Teachers) project seeks a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a study of an innovative model of early field experience for secondary mathematics prospective teachers to be implemented at three university-based teacher preparation programs (Michigan State, University of Delaware, and the Pennsylvania State University).
The Biological Sciences (BioSci) Program is seeking a fixed-term instructor to teach in introductory cell and molecular biology lecture and lab courses. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of educators and discipline-based education researchers dedicated to providing high-quality undergraduate biology education. The initial appointment will be for one year (9 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance.
The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr) in the CREATE4STEM Institute at Michigan State University is seeking candidates to fill three one-year, 12 month (with possible additional years) Research Associate positions in STEM teaching and learning.
The Center for Integrative Studies in General Science (CISGS) and the Department of Integrated Biology in the College of Natural Science are jointly seeking a fixed term faculty instructor to teach and support curriculum development of undergraduate general education science courses in the biological sciences. The initial duration of the appointment will be one year (9 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance.
Applications are invited for four post-doctoral (fixed term) research associates in the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. The successful candidate(s) will provide leadership for all aspects of three research projects housed in CREATE (Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments).
Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to:
* develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for 6 – 12 science education
The Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) at Michigan State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This position will provide a qualified candidate with the opportunity to play a major role in two NSF-funded projects that seek to enhance student learning in middle schools using Connected Mathematics Project curriculum materials: