Postdoctoral Position in STEM Education

The Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Groningen is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in STEM education or a related field with a background in any of the STEM disciplines or education and a strong interest in gender inclusivity framed in queer theory, professional development training, and mixed-methods research.

This postdoctoral position is part of the Erasmus+ Programme ‘Partnerships for Innovation – Forward Looking Projects’, which involves a consortium of ten partners, both universities and NGOs in Europe. Forward-Looking Projects are large-scale projects that have the potential of becoming mainstream and giving input for improving education, training, and youth systems, as well as bringing a substantial innovative effect in terms of methods and practices.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Develop a framework for gender and sexual diversity-inclusive STEM education
  • Develop a training toolkit for gender and sexual diversity-inclusive STEM education
  • Carry out professional development workshops for school teachers and university instructors

Duration: 15 Months


In accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities, the University of Groningen offer;

  • a salary of € 3,877 gross per month in the first year to a maximum of € 4,185 gross per month, depending on relevant work experience after attaining PhD
  • a gross holiday allowance of 8% and a gross 8.3% year-end bonus

Job Requirements

The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • a PhD degree in STEM education or a related field
  • strong interest in gender and sexual diversity-inclusive STEM education
  • teaching experience at any level
  • demonstrably excellent skills in research methodologies relevant to studying learning and teaching: quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, practice-based research, participatory action research, or ethnography
  • a good track record in research, as shown by publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • demonstrable organizational competences
  • excellent command of spoken and written English
  • enthusiasm and initiative to perform creative research in an interdisciplinary setting.
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Application Process

Applications for the postdoc position should include:

  • curriculum vitae (name, address, degree(s) with transcript(s) of grades, research experience, educational and employment history, etc.)
  •  list of publications
  • motivation letter (2 pages)
  • name and (email) address of three professional references
  • vacancy number for this position.

To apply for the postdoctoral position in STEM educationclick here.

Deadline: May 15, 2024.

For more information on postdoctoral positions in STEM education, visit the official site.

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