Research Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried (Reach Every Reader Project) - FCRR

Tallahassee, FL
Mar 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 43087

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 03/15/2018


The position is with Quantitative Methodology and Innovation part of the Florida Center of Reading Research located in Innovation Park at 2010 Levy Avenue.


Daily responsibilities include the analysis, documentation and oversight of all aspects of data quality and data use in the Reach Every Reader project.
The researcher will be responsible, alongside Dr. Petscher, for developing cognitive diagnostic models of early literacy skills, overseeing model-based structural equation model development and univariate meta-analysis projects. The candidate will also be responsible for data analyses and writing technical manuals for created assessments as well as manuscripts for peer-review publications


Academic doctorate in Psychology, Education, Measurement, Statistics, or a related field with a demonstrated record of achievement in research.
Candidates must have experience with basic and advanced psychometric theory analysis including classical test theory, item response theory, and explanatory item response modeling. The candidate should have knowledge of PreK-Grade 5 reading development and biopsychosocial predictors of individual differences in reading skills.


Previously published experience with meta-analysis (observed or model-based), longitudinal growth models, advanced latent variable models, and/or explanatory item response theory.

Contact Info

Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D.

Anticipated Salary Range

$60,000 - $70,000
Salary to be commensurate with education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.


The schedule generally is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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