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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Educational Leadership and Policy

University of Florida

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Job no: 522422
Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Remote/Flexible
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:18070000 - ED-SHDOSE-SCHL OF HUM DEV&ORG

Classification Title:

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Education invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Scholar to work on a Bureau of Justice Assistance funded project under the direction of Dr. F. Chris Curran. The Post-Doctoral Scholar will join faculty and graduate students in Educational Leadership and Policy in the University of Florida’s School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education in a project aimed at developing a state-wide school safety dashboard for the state of Florida. The post-doctoral scholar will be expected to take on a leadership role within this team including assisting with overseeing the work of graduate students on the project.

Responsibilities of the post-doctoral scholar include: cleaning and analyzing state-wide school safety data, conducting stakeholder interviews and focus groups on school safety and data dashboard use, working with school districts and other stakeholders to train groups on the use of the school safety dashboard and best practices in school safety, and contributing to the development of publishable academic manuscripts. Additionally, the post-doctoral scholar will have opportunities to work closely with partners at the Florida Department of Education and the non-profit Safe Schools for Alex.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an emerging research agenda related to education policy and will have opportunities through the post-doctoral fellowship to contribute to publishable research products. We are open to applicants from a range of backgrounds including public policy, economics, education, sociology, or other related social sciences.

The post-doctoral fellowship will begin October 2022. While preference will be given to candidates who can relocate to Gainesville, remote applicants will also be considered. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension to a second year dependent on performance and project need. Some travel (2-4 weeks per year anticipated) is expected.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

An earned doctorate in education, public policy, economics, sociology, or a closely related field awarded by the time of hire.

Demonstrated proficiency in Stata or R; training in causal inferences and secondary data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis.

Experience working in PK-12 schools.

An emerging research agenda in school safety and discipline.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Prospective candidates should submit the following: a cover letter that addresses their qualifications and interest in the position, a scholarly writing sample; the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted after initial screening; and a current CV. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. F. Chris Curran ([email protected]).

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 15 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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