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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Curriculum & Instruction

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Curriculum & Instruction


Curriculum & Instruction



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Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Rare evening and weekend work necessary.
Position terminates when grant funding ends 09.30.28.

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External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $55,000.00.


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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to assist with the data collection, evaluation, analysis, project management, and recruitment of federally funded research and personnel grants currently awarded to the University of Texas at Arlington College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Special Education Program. This position is involved in the planning and execution of research and student preparation activities.

This is an entry level or early-career position that reports to the Primary Investigator of federally funded grants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple projects in accordance with provided timelines.
  • For research grants, this position will assist with implementation and evaluation components of projects.
  • Provide verbal and written communication to team members related to time sensitive tasks.
  • Assist with routine data collection, written annual reports, manuscript development, and grant writing.
  • For personnel preparation grants, this position will assist interested preservice students through the UTA application processes and assist in the planning and implementation of recruitment activities, with the College of Education’s recruitment team.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or ABD) in special education, school psychology, educational psychology, social work, or a related field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Expertise in mutli-tiered systems of support, prosocial behaviors, issues of access and equity, and/or providing professional development.
  • Valid Class “C” driver’s license (or other state’s equivalent for driving a personal vehicle).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree is from an R1 or R2 institution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid critical thinking, organization, verbal and written communication, and oral presentation skills.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with students and their families, faculty, staff, and outside contacts.
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management programs) and familiar with electronic communications strategies including email communications.
  • Must be willing and able to travel by plane and/or own automobile to conduct business.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to provide and demonstrate excellent customer service.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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