Research Assistant Professor

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Research Assistant Professor

Internal Title:

Research Assistant Professor



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College of Education


CED Child Development Research Center

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Type of Grant Funded Position:

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis :

12 months

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Advertised Job Summary:

Job responsibilities include:

Will serve as principal investigator on externally funded projects and provide primary oversight of project budgets and expenditures, supervision of project staff, and management of subawards. Participates in meetings with internal project staff and funding source project officers.

Development and evolution of evaluation activities for funded projects: strategic planning, logic models, development of qualitative and quantitative tools and feedback mechanisms. Conducts analyses of collected data to describe and evaluate project scopes of work.

Writes reports and publications to summarize methods and results. Presents results to funding source project officers and key stakeholders. Presents reports and scholarship at state, regional, and national conferences.

Writes funding proposals for new research projects and service contracts. This includes budget planning to address scope of work, as well as corresponding with funding source project officers and internal staff to establish new awards.

Leads interventions, reporting and product development activities.

Required Education and Experience:

The position requires a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education or a related field from an accredited institution. Candidates must have extensive knowledge in education and early childhood research. Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in knowledge of best practice, evaluation, assessment and research methods in early childhood settings. Candidates also must show demonstrated competence and success in securing grant funding and in leading large scale funded projects.


Experience developing and coordinating projects focused on professional development in early childhood settings; Supervisory experience; Knowledge of early childhood systems and quality improvement initiatives; Knowledge of education research and measurement; Record of working collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and external stakeholders; Active professional engagement including scholarly article publications, conference presentations and governance in professional organizations.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, (4) copy of unofficial academic transcript(s) – official copies off transcript(s) will be required of finalists.

PLEASE NOTE: The submission of three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for all finalists.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 3/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time