College of Education: Postdoc Research Associate - CESUC (123889)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Center for Education in Small Urban Communities (CESUC)

Department of College of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Primary Position Function:

The College of Education seeks a postdoctoral research associate for the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities (CESUC). The fellow will take the lead in designing, analyzing, and interpreting data pertaining to the Center’s Teacher Professional Development research project. The Center employs a model for teacher professional development that supports whole-school reform. The model is based on the increased competency in the use of high leverage teaching strategies and a collaborative teaching workplace. Utilizing a cycle of continuous improvement, classroom teachers engage in a process to support their efforts in growing instructional practice in core subject areas. As such, the focus of the research project is to examine this approach in order to gauge its impact.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and indiciduals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

75%: Research Design and Analysis

  • Design and implement research protocols
  • Collect, prepare and analyze research data
  • Maintain computer database of research data
  • Interpret data and develop presentations for research conferences and research papers
  • Use statistical software to analyze and present data

25%: Disseminate Research Findings

  • Work collaboratively with team to disseminate research findings through various outlets including media, professional conferences, and research papers

Position Requirements and Qualifications:


Required: Applicants must have their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree.

Preferred: Experience in working with schools either through direct services or collaborations with K-12 schools to conduct research.

Required Experience:

  • Training in quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Experience working independently and with research groups
  • Excellent oral and written skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required: Strong computer skills with programs such as SPSS, ATLAS, or similar software


This is a 12-month appointment and may be renewed for a second year depending on the availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Proposed start date is December 1, 2019.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 16, 2019 and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, please complete a candidate profile at and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and up to two writing samples. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation. Prospective applicants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Victor Perez, Search Committee Chair, at ([email protected]).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Education Category:Post-Doctoral Research Associate Title:College of Education: Postdoc Research Associate - CESUC (123889) Open Date:10/15/2019 Close Date:11/18/2019 Organization Name:Center for Educ in Small Urban Comm




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Posted: 10/17/2019
Application Due: 11/18/2019
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