Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
PVN ID: HC-2111-004396
Category: Research

Job Description

General Description

A 1-year renewable postdoctoral research position is available as part of a major grant from the National Science Foundation-Hispanic Serving Institution Program to study the effectiveness of various practices on student persistence and retention in STEM specifically relating to the first-year experience.  These include gateway STEM course revisions, faculty pedagogical development, course-based research experiences, STEM-focused learning communities, STEM-readiness activities, and STEM-focused co-curricular supports.  The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in the design, delivery, and analysis of these interventions, working as part of a large multidisciplinary team that includes faculty and staff from STEM departments, the School of Education, Student Affairs, and Learning Centers.  As such, the postdoctoral researcher will participate in regular meetings with the grant team and help with overall project management.  The postdoctoral researcher  will work particularly closely with School of Education faculty on data collection, management, and analysis, as well as the communication of research findings via conferences and scholarly articles.  The postdoctoral researcher  may also coordinate and manage the research of other team members, such as graduate students.

Other Duties

Other duties may also be assigned.


  • To apply, please use the system upload a letter of interest along with a recent CV/Resume.


  • PhD or EdD from an accredited institution in Education, Psychology, or a project-related discipline by start date of position.
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, and analysis using the latest techniques and software packages in an educational field related to the project (STEM education, student retention, educational psychology, etc.)
  • Expertise or interest in college-level STEM education research
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a large, complex, interdisciplinary team with a number of priorities
  • Experience in scholarly research and publication
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Applications will be reviewed beginning 1/3/2021.  Please apply by this date.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$60,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing Date
Aug 05, 2022 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit