Job location: Charlottesville, VA - Remote - Virginia Employment Type:
Full-time Posted data:
The Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education Department within the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia is searching for a Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). This is a grant funded, limited term position contingent upon allocation of funds from the sponsor. The successful candidate will work within the STORMED (Supporting Teachers through cOaching, obseRvations, and Multimedia to Educate students with Disabilities) Lab (https://education.virginia.edu/faculty-research/centers-labs-projects/research-labs/stormed-lab). The primary work will include management of OSEP-funded grants related to implementation of multimedia professional development for teachers of students with disabilities.
The successful candidate will undertake a program of scholarly activities related to the mission of the STORMED Lab and broader CISE department. This includes conducting quantitative and mixed methods research studies, writing grant proposals, publishing results of studies and presenting findings at peer-reviewed conferences, and making other scholarly disseminations of findings to the field. The successful candidate will liaise between university-based staff, school personnel, and external evaluation team, help ensure the goals and objectives of the projects are met on time and within budget, recruit participants, create and revise curriculum materials, observe teachers and provide coaching, participate in scholarly activities (e.g., authoring manuscripts and conference presentations), administer teacher and student assessments, conduct focus groups and interviews, and complete other tasks as assigned.
The selected faculty member will also contribute to the continued iterative development of the COACHED (Capturing Observations and Collaboratively sHaring Educational Data) web app (https://coachedweb.azurewebsites.net). The successful candidate will liaise between STORMED team members, school personnel, external evaluators, OSEP project officers, and other stakeholders related to funded projects. Dr. Michael Kennedy is the head of the STORMED Lab, and works alongside Co-PIs Drs. Peter Youngs, Bill Therrien, Jennie Chiu, Stephanie Morano, and Colby Hall on various grant funded projects. For additional information concerning this position, please contact Dr. Michael Kennedy .
The successful candidate demonstrates a preliminary, but growing, record of scholarly activities. This includes peer-reviewed publications, scholarly presentations and other disseminations of research, and establishment of a national reputation. Duties include:
Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree in special education or closely related field
Experience: Three years
Required Application Materials:
Contact information for three references
2-3 publications or other papers
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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