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Now Hiring: Biology Education Research Position

Interested in Biology Education Research? Equity in Science? Looking for a Directed-Study or Paid Opportunity?

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Apply to work in Dr. Sehoya Cotner's lab!

Biologists! Cissy Ballen and Sehoya Cotner (both of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning) seek a motivated, reliable research assistant for a project centered on gender-biased in-class participation at a small metro-area university. It would require going to classes and taking "field notes" MWF 9:00-10:10 am (although not all of these days!). So, there are obvious schedule (and transportation) requirements. This could be done for either research credit or pay (~5 hours per week).

We're looking for somebody interested in biology education, particularly from a social-justice angle (esp. women and minorities in science). Ideally you'd be comfortable working with spreadsheets, and have some experience with literature searches.

If you are interested, please contact Sehoya ( and Cissy ( right away. We'd like to begin observations next week (Wednesday or Friday). Please briefly describe your interest in the project and attach an unofficial transcript and the name of one professor or employer who can vouch for your reliability and professionalism.


August, 2016