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Research Aide - Research Data Assistant - Temporary Part-Time (No Benefits) - 514167

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 212701 - Special Ed and Multiple Abilities

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: Assists in research work in support of a major research project which may include duties such as gathering, tracking and entering data, preparing support material, etc.

Additional Department Summary: The College of Education, Special Education and Multiple Abilities Department is seeking to hire an hourly Project Data Assistant to administer assessments to students with Intellectual and Developmental Delays, directly support families of students, and collect data. Dr. Gregory J. Benner, O’Sullivan Professor in the College of Education, and Dr. June L. Preast, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, have secured an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant, Project Intensity, to evaluate the effectiveness of a literacy intervention, Friends on the Block (FOTB), with students with Intellectual and Developmental Delays (IDD). This is a four-year project. The purpose of Project Intensity is to conduct a randomized control trial to evaluate the efficacy of a literacy intervention designed to enhance reading and language outcomes for elementary students with IDD. The University of Alabama (UA) will assess students with IDD and provide the FOTB intervention to 60 children while observing the business-as-usual reading instruction to another group of 60 children. Children receiving the FOTB intervention will participate in the intervention every school day for about 20-30 minutes per day for 55 weeks. The Project Data Assistant will work closely with the project team. The Project Data Assistant will administer a battery of assessments (WIAT-IV, EVT-3, PPVT-5, CTOPP-2, CUBED CBM, and FOTB Word List) in the fall and spring to students. The Project Data Assistant will also administer the KBIT during the spring and will aid in administering monthly progress monitoring (CUBED CBM & FOTB Word List) to students. The assessments will be administered orally and with paper & pencil. The scoring of the assessments will be done through online scoring and through paper & pencil. The Project Data Assistant will also be asked to conduct observations of the reading instruction provided to students. The Project Data Assistant will only be asked to administer and score the assessments and will not be asked to write any reports. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on yearly funding and satisfactory

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and some experience administering cognitive achievement assessments to K-12 students.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with young elementary students with IDD. Experience administering cognitive and achievement assessments to young elementary students.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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