Research Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
Working Title: Research Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty
Department: Curry School of Education
Posting Date: 04-05-2017
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track Research Faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, including a primary affiliation with the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning. Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor is dependent upon qualifications. The incumbent works with current faculty on projects focused on teaching and learning in early childhood or elementary school settings. Initial projects include supporting school districts in their implementation of preschool to third grade policies and practices and supporting a longitudinal study of children's development and learning from preschool to kindergarten. Possibility of teaching based on need, load availability, and mutual agreement between successful candidate, Department Chair, and CASTL Director. Incumbent also conducts a successful independent program of research as evidenced by publications in refereed journals and sponsored research, exhibits a commitment to diversity and equity through their scholarship and service, and serves as methodological expert with skills in analysis of longitudinal, multi-level, school-based data.
A Ph.D. in Education, Psychology, or a related field is required, as is a minimum of two years of experience in planning and implementing educational research. Experience conducting and managing longitudinal and/or experimental research using a variety of psychological measures, surveys and interviews of parents and teachers, and classroom observations is also required. A track record of contributing as part of a multi-disciplinary team to large grant proposals is essential. A record of scholarship and publishing within the fields of psychology and education is also required. A track record of extramural funding is preferred. The use of rigorous methods to conduct research on pressing educational problems in U.S. education, particularly those related to children's development and learning in PreK-elementary age settings is preferred.
The ideal candidate also has expertise in teacher development, school-based interventions, and/or the implementation of evidence-based practices at scale. Strong methodological expertise, including skills in the analysis of longitudinal, multi-level, school-based data is essential. In addition to aiding with current and recently completed externally funded trials, the faculty member is expected to pursue sponsored research. This research faculty appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, collaboration, and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to employ strong organizational and time management skills, ability to work independently and with a diverse team of stakeholders, ability to deliver high quality results with minimum supervision, and meet regular deadlines.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0620701. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references. Applicant review begins April 26, 2017 and the position is open until filled. This position is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
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