Biology Education Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Biology Education Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Biology Education Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will prepare a diverse group of postdoctoral scholars to conduct impactful, theory-driven empirical research on critical issues in biology education. The program will leverage the expertise and ongoing cross-disciplinary research collaborations among UGA faculty across campus.

Key Features of the Program

  • We are seeking three (3) postdoctoral fellows representing a diverse range of backgrounds, research interests, and methodologies.
  • Each fellow will be co-mentored by experts in biology education and relevant social science fields (e.g., cognitive psychology, educational psychology, higher education, measurement).
  • Each fellow will be appointed for two (2) years to start as early as August 2024 and no later than Spring 2025 with $70,000 annual salary and benefits (retirement, healthcare) with the option to continue pending available funds.
  • Each fellow will choose a defined cross-disciplinary project (see Project Options) to carry out to advance their knowledge and skills and be supported in developing their own independent research project.
  • Research training will be complemented by cohort-based and individualized professional development, including options to gain teaching and mentoring experience, complete diversity and inclusion certification, interact with a national group of experts, write papers and proposals, network at national/international meetings, explore career options, and search and apply for jobs.

How to Apply

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Candidates will need to prepare the following materials to apply:

  1. A 1-2 page cover letter describing their experiences and personal characteristics that they believe have prepared them to be a Fellow and how they can contribute to and enrich the cohort and the research community;
  2. A 1-page interest statement in which the applicant indicates which project interests them (see Project Options) and how working on that project would help them achieve their professional goals;
  3. curriculum vitae; and
  4. Contact information for two professional references

Review of applicants are ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Erin Dolan ( or Logan Fiorella ( with any questions about the program and the application process.

This work is supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 2328692. NSF stipulates that Fellows must be citizens, nationals and permanent residents of the United States who have recently earned a Ph.D. or will have earned their Ph.D. before beginning the fellowship.