Sr. Research Associate

Columbia, MO
May 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

This position is 100% grant funded, the University of Missouri (MU) College of Education, Department of Special Education is committed to strengthening our research in School-wide Positive Behavior supports and is seeking applicants for Research Associate in the area of School-wide Positive Behavior Supports. These positions will provide leadership within the MU Center for School-wide Positive Behavior Supports and coordinate implementation, research, and evaluation activities across the state of Missouri. Successful applicants will work across the state with the majority of time devoted in the St. Louis area.

Responsibilities: Attend monthly research meetings with project staff, work directly with school and district teams to develop comprehensive PBS plans, coordinate data collection efforts in schools, maintain data-base for all participating schools in Missouri, develop technical assistance manuals, contribute to research reports, attend and present at related professional conferences, and other tasks as dictated by the project director.

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors: Experience in providing training and technical assistance to school personnel. Fluency with PBIS assessment tools.


Experience working with school/district teams in the implementation of complete continuum of positive behavior supports. Masters degree or higher in special education or related field.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Application Materials

Apply using the on-line application. Be prepared to upload: (1) letter of application describing in detail qualifications for the position; (2) contact information for at least 3 reference; and (3) graduate transcripts. Also CV in Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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