Jan 13, 2017
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Job Description:

Coordinate and collaborate with Center personnel on existing Center projects (including research studies, training, and technical assistance projects); supervise graduate research assistants, and other staff associated with Center projects; engage in ongoing research and scholarship activities and build an independent line of research, training, or technical assistance that aligns with the mission of the Anita Zucker Center; engage in dissemination activities, including scholarly reports and publications; and perform other relevant Center and professional service activities.

This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, grant-funded position with an initial appointment of 1 year. This position is a time limited position and continuation of this appointment is contingent upon the availability of funding, Center needs, and satisfactory performance in the position.


ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida College, founded in 1906, is ranked No. 1 in the nation in Online Graduate Education (U.S. News & World Reports), 9th nationally for undergraduate education (USA Today), and 20th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News & World Reports).  Four of the College's academic programs occupy Top 20 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Special Education (5th), Counselor Education (6th), Curriculum and Instruction (17th) and Elementary Teacher Education (19th).  Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and public scholarship—often conducted in partnership with other UF colleges, school districts and communities across the state—are yielding powerful learning systems and models that are helping to transform education in today's changing world, starting with our youngest learners.  The College of Education is involved in three of UF's designated priority research areas in UF's state-funded Preeminence initiative.  The College has 100 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service.  Faculty researchers last year held more than $97 million worth in awards supporting studies and projects addressing education's most critical issues.  Teaching is one of several areas of study from which UF education students can choose.  More than 1,400 education students are enrolled on campus in 28 bachelor's and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counseling and Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research and Evaluation Methods • School Psychology • Special Education • Student Personnel in Higher Education. Enrollment in the College's nationally ranked online programs tops 1,900 students from around the world.  To sustain the college's innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technology, advanced graduate studies and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow's leaders in all education disciplines.  The College's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.  Almost 36,000 "EduGator" alumni are located throughout the world.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, established in 1853, is a public, land-grant research university and one of the most comprehensive and academically diverse universities in the nation.  U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 14th among public universities.  Rankings such as 4th among AAU publics and 2nd in both Forbes and Kiplinger's "Best Values in Public Colleges" are a result of UF's commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value.  UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, and boasts more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 367,000 alumni.  Faculty scholars last year generated $724 million in research awards.  The Florida Legislature designated UF as a "preeminent" state university in 2013.

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a progressive college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and Southern charm, along with excellent schools.  Gainesville is often recognized as one of America's best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa).  The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a "Tree City USA" every year since 1982.  Add the allure of Florida's famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs and rivers nearby, and it's little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

All applicants must hold a minimum of a doctoral degree in early childhood, early childhood special education, child and family studies, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred applicants will have demonstrated skills in coordinating the implementation of research, training, or technical assistance projects and the ability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate for a range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications. Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills that foster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team; and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and staff.

Candidates must be supportive of the mission and goals of the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies. Candidates must have the desire and ability to foster and engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative research, training, or technical assistance and to actively seek external funding to support their activities.

Candidates with experiences managing research data sets, knowledge of a range of research methodologies (group experimental, correlational, single-subject experimental, qualitative), advanced data analysis skills, and competencies with advanced statistical software are desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants for the position should attach: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vita, and (3) contact information for at least three references. Applicants should reference requisition 501023, position 00032026. Candidates should submit application materials electronically at Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Patricia Snyder at

This is a time-limited position.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is a equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Health Assessment Required: No


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