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Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Center for Public Engagement with Science, University of Cincinnati

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Job description

Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Public Engagement with Science, University of Cincinnati 

The Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS) at the University of Cincinnati is an interdisciplinary initiative to expand and enrich the interface between science and the public to benefit all stakeholders. PEWS involves an engaged network of 23 Faculty Affiliates across 8 UC colleges, alongside many partner organizations in Greater Cincinnati. Our primary activities include organizing public initiatives related to science, supporting UC researchers’ outreach efforts, and conducting interdisciplinary training and research on effective public engagement.  

PEWS seeks a postdoctoral fellow to support the Center’s operations and growth and to pursue initiatives related to public engagement with science. We invite applications from those with a recent PhD in any academic discipline with an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and demonstrated experience in one or another aspect of public engagement with science. We interpret public engagement with science broadly, to include science communication, informal and formal science education, public participation in scientific research, science policy, and more.  

Activities are anticipated to include: 

  • Mentorship and oversight of graduate and undergraduate student interns; 

  • Management of PEWS internal and external communications, includingfile management and web, email, and social media presence; 

  • Support for PEWS operations, including grant writing, developing community partnerships, and event management; 

  • Development and expansion of public engagement initiatives. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also have the opportunity to engage in research and professional development in their discipline(s) and in the interdisciplinary setting of PEWS, with a small annual discretionary budget to support travel and/or research. We anticipate that approximately 30% of the Fellow’s time will be dedicated to pursuing their own professional goals in research and/or outreach.  

The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by PEWS Director, Dr. Angela Potochnik, and a faculty mentor of their choice within their discipline, with additional support from the PEWS Leadership Team.  

This is a one-year appointment with a starting salary of $60,000, including benefits. Renewal for a second year is possible, pending budgetary support and success in the position.  

Minimum Qualification: 

Doctoral degree in a field relevant to public engagement with science, including but not limited to any STEM discipline, Education, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Science and Technology Studies, and Sociology.  

Preferred Qualification: 

Demonstrated experience in one or another aspect of public engagement with science, broadly construed to include science communication, informal and formal science education, public participation in scientific research, science policy, and more. 

We will begin reviewing applications February 20, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Qualified and interested applicants must apply online at the university's recruitment website:https://jobs.uc.edu. In addition to the online application, please include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research background and interests (2 pages maximum), and a statement of background and interests in public engagement. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to [email protected].  

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Center-for-Publ...
Hard deadline February 20, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://ucengagingscience.org/
Contact name Angela Potochnik
Contact email
Time created January 8, 2024, 4:41pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 20, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Expired on February 22, 2024, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 22, 2024, 5:46am UTC
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