Research Associate Position in Computer Science and Engineering Education

  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States
  • Oct 11, 2017
Full time Education Engineering Research Science Faculty

Job Description

Research Associate Position in Computer Science and Engineering Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

College of Education, Michigan State University

The Computer Science and Engineering Education research group at Michigan State University (MSU) in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, invites applications for a Research Associate position in computing education. The position is a full-time annual one year appointment with the possibility of a second year dependent on performance and funding. We seek candidates with a background in computing education to work on projects to design, implement, and assess computational thinking in elementary grade classrooms. Ideal candidates would have background and familiarity with research in computing education in K-12. The candidates should have experience working with K-12 teachers.


  • Collaborate on the development of computational thinking activities and lesson plans for elementary classrooms with the project team
  • Support research and data collection with the project team
  • Collaborate on publications related to the project

Required Degree: Applicants should have an earned relevant doctoral degree (or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the appointment) in computing education, educational technology, or a related field.

Minimum Qualifications: Potential to engage in scholarly activity relevant to teaching and learning in P-16.

Desired Qualifications:  Experience working on computing education projects and have experience working with K-12 teachers.

Required Application Materials: Cover letter; Statement of Interests; Resume/CV; Reference list; One Scholarly Writing Sample.

Applicants should apply on-line at and search for posting #468163

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications require: (1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) one representative publications, and (5) names and contact information for three references. Please contact Dr. Aman Yadav (, if you have questions about the position. Review of applications will begin October 5, 2017 and continue until candidates are selected.  


Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.