Research Assistant ProfessorInternal Title:
Research Assistant ProfessorCampus:
College of EducationDepartment:
CED Child Development Research CenterAdvertised Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with qualifications.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
37.5Type of Grant Funded Position:
Research Grant (RGP)Basis :
12 monthsJob Search Category:
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.South Carolina Retirement:
YesState Insurance Programs:
YesAdvertised Job Summary:
Job responsibilities include:Required Education and Experience:
Development and evolution of evaluation activities for funded projects: strategic planning, logic models, use and 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. 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.
Will serve as principal investigator or co- principal investigator on externally funded projects and provide primary or secondary supervision of project staff. Participates in meetings with internal project staff and funding source project officers. Supervises all the work by the research team, students funded by the grants awarded to the research team and consultants contracted and funded by the research team.
Leads professional development, reporting, and product development activities.
The position requires a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education, research methodologies, developmental psychology, child development, or a related field from an accredited institution. Candidates must have extensive knowledge in early childhood research, developmental psychology and/or early education. Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in measurement and research methods in developmental psychology in early childhood settings and/or early care and education. Candidates must show demonstrated competence and success in maintaining grant funding and leadership on large scale funded projects.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
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.Job Open Date:
06/10/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial 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.
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