IES Postdoctoral Training Fellow- ASD, Curry School of Education and Human Development

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-04
Req: R0010864

The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seek applicants for a U.S Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences funded Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. This goal of post-doctoral training program is to prepare researched with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct high-quality, scientifically valid special education research that is relevant and accessible to education stakeholders such as practitioners and policymakers in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Specifically, the goal of this postdoctoral training program is to prepare researchers to engage in rigorous research related to the developmental needs to individuals with ASD and the factors that can enhance school achievement.

Incumbents will present research findings at professional conferences and in scholarly journals, as well as work on academic publishing with the Principal Investigator and other Research Associates and Faculty. They will have the opportunity to attend research meetings and workshops within the University and externally as appropriate, and participating in the research speaker series. The will also receive mentoring on ways to improve teaching and mentoring skills, the preparation of grant proposals, and responsible research practices. Incumbents may attend as time permits regularly scheduled research-related activities at the University of Virginia in the areas of research methods, autism, and special education. The Post-doctoral Research Fellow oversees data collection, ensures data integrity in collection and entry into database. This position will undertake data analysis and reporting for the research team, as well as summarize data analysis and reporting for the research team in drafting reports based on results of data analysis. Incumbents work with the supervisor and the team to develop communication products that highlight lessons learn from the redesign efforts. Additionally, this Fellow will work with the supervisor to improve research design skills and knowledge of research methodology, as well as assist the research team in designing and implementing an evaluation of leadership preparation programs engaged in a redesign project. Incumbents will design a methodological strategy for gathering and analyzing baseline, develop strategy on how to implement methodology, and coordinate the implementation of data gathering methods.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field, with an interest in developing or further developing research strength in the area of autism, specific to implementing evidence-based practices in school settings. Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for Autism Spectrum Disorder Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, an unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references who can comment on your scholarly accomplishments and promise (name, title, relationship, email address, telephone number).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board Workday, complete an application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, an unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references who can comment on your scholarly accomplishments and promise (name, title, relationship, email address, telephone number).

This position is open until filled.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fellows are appointed annually and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Review of application will continue until the position is filled. Selected trainees must have completed their Doctorate and be able to begin work by July 1, 2020.

For questions specific to the training program, please contact Emily Solari, Professor, at ejs9ea@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at bcase@virginia.edu. For more information on Post-doctoral Fellows at UVA, visit https://postdoc.virginia.edu/getting-started and https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/5/2019
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