Postdoctoral Research Assoc

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Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitlePostdoctoral Research AssocDepartmentUNT-Educational Psychology-132310College/SchoolCollege of EducationJob LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationDepartment Summary

The Department of Educational Psychology addresses themes of cognition, behavior, and emotion within our society by generating research, disseminating knowledge, and preparing a diverse body of scholars who take leadership in their fields while enhancing the development and effective functioning of individuals, schools, and families.

Position Summary

The position of postdoctoral scholar is a research-intensive appointment in the Department of Educational Psychology for the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) project. The position involves the conduct of self-directed research and evaluation of an intervention that involves early childhood development and/or family theory. The postdoctoral scholar will work with large data sets, data collection, and coordination of research with school district administrators and instructional personnel. The focus of the scholar’s research agenda is broadly defined as qualitative or quantitative examination of developmental trajectories that prepare young children for Kindergarten or First Grade, and includes the dynamics of community-based programming through intervening with families in their homes. The scholar will seek additional grant funding to support research projects and publish their work in peer reviewed outlets working under the supervision of the PI and Co-PI of the project, both of whom are tenured faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology. The scholar will also work as a collaborative member of the project team and maintain regular work hours on campus Monday through Friday. Mentorship will be provided by the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator faculty for HIPPY. The post-doctoral scholar will design proposed research projects and work with the PI and Co-PI to further develop and implement plans for HIPPY.

Minimum Qualifications

The position requires a PhD (by May 2021) in Human Development, Family Science, Educational Psychology, Learning Science, or other similar field of inquiry; experience in collaborative team science and comprehensive literature reviews. Quantitative or qualitative research experience in examining developmental trajectories that prepare young children for Kindergarten or First Grade. Experience or interest exploring the dynamics of community-based intervention programming and/or family involvement as it relates to child development.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interest/expertise in longitudinal data analysis or other quantitative developmental research methods is preferred, along with work conducting field research and data collection. Experience initiating research projects in child development, family science, or a related area. Successful grant writing experience. A publication record reflecting scholarship in well-regarded, ranked, peer-reviewed outlets. A reputation for working as a collaborative team member with a variety of constituents in educational contexts.

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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
    4. Statement of Research Interests
    5. Sample Publication 1
    Optional Documents
    1. Sample Publication 2
    2. Sample Publication 3




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    Posted: 10/10/2020
    Application Due: 1/8/2021
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