Postdoctoral Fellow in Scientific Communication, Dartmouth

Postdoctoral Fellow in Scientific Communication, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College is seeking a two-year postdoctoral fellow in Scientific Communication, starting September 1st, 2019.
This position will permit a postdoctoral scholar who has recently received a Ph.D. degree to pursue her/his research while gaining mentored experience, both in teaching as well in the research of the Institute. We seek a candidate who is prepared to initiate a research project in scientific communication.
The 2019-2021 fellow will receive an annual stipend of $49,000 plus benefits, and an annual research allowance of $2,000.
The successful candidate will be engaged in research about scientific communication that is intended to contribute to stronger empirical foundations for effective visual, print, or oral communication of and about science and scientific knowledge. Specific relevant areas of research could include: studying scientific communication, written or spoken, within larger networks of information distribution; social media impacts on scientific communication; big data studies of scientific communication features and functions; transfer of scientific communication knowledge between scientific writing and science writing; microanalysis of the cognitive or psychological aspects of individual communication; macroanalysis of the social contexts in which communication takes place; scientific communication and underrepresented populations; boundaries of “science” in scientific communication; writing and speaking in the disciplines/across the curriculum; or research about any domain that has been identified by AAAS as critical to scientific communication, knowledge exchange, and knowledge construction.
Expectations include: classroom teaching of one undergraduate course per year in an area of the candidate’s research; working with a team on faculty development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including involvement in Dartmouth’s Teaching Science Seminar, undergraduate Women in Science program, and other programs focused on teaching and learning science; interacting with writers’ retreats and library initiatives to support scientific communication; and collaborating with Institute for Writing and Rhetoric faculty on research about scientific communication via longitudinal studies and analyses of students’ digital portfolios.
We seek candidates who are committed to engaging and inspiring our diverse student population and who will enhance the diversity of courses and other educational experiences in the program. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in STEM research, such as the Women in Science Program, E. E. Just STEM Scholars Program, and Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE).
The postdoctoral fellow will:
▪ be in residence for the fall, winter and spring terms
▪ receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) and the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
The successful candidate will:
1. Hold a Ph.D. in Scientific Communication or related field (received no earlier than January 1, 2016 and no later than June 30, 2019).
2. Demonstrate research interests in scientific communication
3. Demonstrate interest in working with students and faculty to enhance scientific communication
Application instructions:
Applications for the 2019-2021 fellowship must be received on Interfolio [ ] on or before February 20, 2019. This deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Required application materials include: three confidential letters of reference that speak to the aims of the fellowship, a CV, academic transcripts, a copy of one paper (either published or unpublished), and a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to the applicant’s candidacy.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged