Sr. Research Associate

Location
Boulder, CO
Posted
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



The School of Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for the position of the Senior Research Associate of the Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE). The mission of CADRE is to produce generalizable knowledge that improves the ability to assess student learning and to evaluate programs and methods that may have an effect on this learning.

For more information on CADRE see www.colorado.edu/education/cadre

The Senior Research Associate will collaborate with University of Colorado faculty, administrators, and students on the design and implementation of assessment and evaluation studies. The Senior Research Associate of CADRE must have the academic qualifications and research expertise to win the confidence of their tenure-line colleagues and to engage their colleagues work, but the nature of the Senior Research Associate work is very different from the work of tenure-line faculty.

This position will begin as a half time (.5 FTE) position with the possibility of increasing to a full time position in fall pending availability of funds to support an increased workload. Under a half time capacity, approximately 24% of the Senior Research Associate's time will be dedicated to working on a Spencer Project directed by Dr. William Penuel, with the remaining 76% of time dedicated to CADRE projects.

The main responsibility of Senior Research Associate is to lead and participate in research and evaluation projects for CADRE. Specifically, this means but is not limited to:
  • Leading research and evaluation projects for CADRE including designing the research/evaluation plans to guide the work and providing direction to doctoral researchers assigned to the Senior Research Associate's portfolio of projects.
  • Participating as a member of a research or evaluation team on a CADRE project and the Spencer Project.
  • Serving as lead author or contributing to publications to disseminate information about CADRE projects.
  • Providing advice on evaluation and research designs for other higher education departments located on campus.
  • Contributing to grant proposals.
For the Spencer project, the Senior Research Associate will support Dr. Penuel by:
  • Contributing to a review of selected articles that exemplify different continuous improvement models in education.
  • Contributing to the development of a white paper summarizing family resemblances and differences linked to different models of continuous improvement research. The position has an initial one year term ending May 31, 2018. Reappointment shall be based on availability of funds to support the position beyond 12-months and demonstrated ability to successfully lead, manage and participate in evaluation and research projects for the Center. This half-time position will begin with a salary of $41,000 starting June 1, 2017. Contingent upon available funding, the position may increase to a .75 or full-time position in the fall for the remainder of the 12-month period.


This half-time position will begin with a salary of $41,000 starting June 1, 2017. Contingent upon available funding, the position may increase to a .75 or full-time position in the fall for the remainder of the 12-month period. The position has an initial one year term ending May 31, 2018. Reappointment shall be based on availability of funds to support the position beyond 12-months and demonstrated ability to successfully lead, manage and participate in evaluation and research projects for the Center.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Education or a related field with an emphasis in research and evaluation methods is required. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of prior experience serving in the role of Principal Investigator or co-investigator on research and evaluation projects carried out in education and other contexts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in designing and carrying out research and evaluation studies
  • Academic and professional accomplishments and reputation appropriate to the rank of initial appointment
  • Strong commitment to engage with non-academic audiences and partners in pursuit of the Center's mission



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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:We will only accept applications electronically through CU Careers. Completed applications must include the following: 1) letter of application specifying the desired position, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) contact information for three references, 4) one letter of recommendation, 5) unofficial transcripts, and 6) a writing sample (can include a dissertation chapter, article, or other written piece, must be sole or lead author). Please do not mail hardcopies or electronic copies of your application materials.)



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10261 - School of Education

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 14, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Elena Diaz-Bilello

Posting Contact Email: elena.diazb@Colorado.EDU

Position Number: 00732701

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