Non-Tenure Track Research Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Charlottesville, VA
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Non-Tenure Track Research Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-16-2017

Posting Summary:
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track research assistant/associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education working in the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) program. PALS provides a comprehensive assessment of young children's knowledge of the important literacy fundamentals that are predictive of future reading success. The faculty member is responsible for developing and maintaining a programmatic line of scholarly inquiry based on the PALS longitudinal database, testing models and theories of language and literacy development and utilizing the results for test development. Rank is dependent upon qualifications.

A terminal degree in language, literacy, applied developmental sciences or a related field is required, as is a minimum of three years' experience conducting educational research. Experience conducting mixed methods research and evaluation on language and early literacy development is essential. Experience with data management, leading data collection, and oversight of research staff and student assistants is required. Experience serving in various roles on a research team including coordinator, contributor, principal investigator, co-principal investigator and/or co-investigator is essential. The ability to effectively utilize software tools for high level statistical analysis is also essential. A record of scientific scholarship and publishing within the field of language and literacy is required, as is a track record of proposing and receiving extramural funding. The ability to sustain journal and grant review activity is essential.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience or training in educational sciences that advances knowledge within the field of education and addresses issues important to education policy makers and practitioner. Experience as a practicing reading specialist or speech-language pathologist is also preferred.

This research faculty appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability and ability to procure extramural funding.

To apply visit and search on Posting Number 0620926. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references. Applicant review begins Friday, June 16, 2017 and the position is open until filled. This position is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

If you have questions about the position please contact Marcia Invernizzi, Henderson Professor of Education and Director of PALS at For questions about the application process please contact Adam Pearson, HR Generalist at

We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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