Postdoctoral position Integrated STEM

31 de Octubre de 2019
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The candidate is expected to do research on Teaching and Learning on Integrated STEM at the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE) of the Institute of Education of the Universidad de Chile. For example do RCT studies to assess impact of different teaching strategies and practices on STEM learning, research on what factors make integration more likely to increase student learning, interest, or retention, and identifying and characterizing approaches to integrated STEM education. The candidate is expected to actively collaborate with researchers in this area and other related areas of the CIAE. Our Research Center is located in the city of Santiago, the capital of Chile.


  •          A PhD degree in Educational Sciences, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Linguistics,  Psychology, Economics, Neuroscience or a related discipline, obtained not before October 2015.
  •          Relevant scientific publications.
  •          Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  •          Experience with interdisciplinary cooperation is highly desirable.

Research proposal:

The candidate must present a brief research proposal (not longer than 3000 words) to be conducted within the existing lines of research of the Area. The proposal must describe the aim of the research, methodology, research plan and its contribution to Education.

Documents needed for the application

  •          Curriculum vitae, including publication list
  •          A letter stating reasons for applying (up to 2 pages)
  •          Two recent reference letters, focusing on the candidate’s academic work and research skills as well as experience in working collaboratively

Information about the position

  •          The candidate will be expected to be fully dedicated to research in an active research-oriented environment, with no teaching duties
  •          Expected duration: One year. The candidate will be expected to apply for external funding to continue their work at CIAE. The Chilean National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) has a postdoctoral public contest. 
  •          Financial information: Monthly salary: 1,800,000 Chilean pesos (before taxes; approx. 2,700 US dollars)[1] / Flight ticket (round trip) to Santiago, Chile will be covered

CIAE’s Teaching and Learning of Integrated STEM

At the Teaching and Learning of Integrated STEM area we are currently doing research on

  •          Estimating the effect of STEM programs, such as use of ICTs, by designing and conducting randomized controlled cluster studies.
  •          Automatizing class observation and analysis using machine learning, image processing, pattern recognition and discourse analysis technologies.
  •          Designing STEM lessons for 21st century jobs using Lesson Study approach.
  •          Improving STEM instruction in the classroom using findings from the Cognitive Load Theory and Evolutionary Educational Psychology.


[1] As a reference, renting a furnished apartment nearby CIAE costs about 800 US dollars per month.

Fuente: Comunicaciones CIAE

Palabras Clave: Postdoctoral position   STEM  
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