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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location
Greensboro, NC

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Number:

998140

Functional Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position Type:

Post-docs

Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The School of Education is committed to advancing access to life’s opportunities by providing transformative learning, leading innovation and discovery, engaging communities, and promoting equity and diversity. Through the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS), we offer valuable research and evaluation support while also supporting a comprehensive internship matching program for our graduate students seeking practical experience in assessment, program evaluation, or research methodology.

Position Summary:

The position provides research and evaluation technical support for the STEM Program Evaluation Lab (SPEL) in the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS).

The successful candidate will lead, or co-lead multiple evaluation and research projects focused on broadening participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), including: designing and developing evaluation plans, leading data collection, conducting analysis, reporting findings in memos, presentations, and full reports, attending site visits, and participating in weekly meetings with clients. The candidate will have opportunities to contribute to and lead publication and presentation efforts associated with the projects as well. The candidate will have grant-funded support to travel to at least one conference each year, such as the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA), or American Educational Research Association (AERA), with the expectation that they present a poster, panel, roundtable or paper at the conference.

This is a 100% grant-funded position for two years. The chosen candidate will work closely with faculty members in the Department of Information, Library, and Research Sciences (ILRS) who prioritize culturally responsive and collaborative evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in appropriate field awarded no more than three (3) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.
  • Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree prior to beginning the postdoctoral position.
  • Relevant evaluation and/or research experience.
  • We encourage applications from a range of social science disciplines, including evaluation, educational research, measurement, educational psychology, policy, or related fields.
  • Prior work in evaluation and/or research projects.
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis and communication tools.
  • Strong written, verbal, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of research or professional publication and presentation, commensurate with experience.
  • Experience with culturally responsive, social justice-oriented evaluation approaches.
  • Experience with broadening participation in STEM education and STEM fields.
  • Demonstrated success working in collaborative teams.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring students.

Recruitment Range:

$60,000

Org #-Department:

Dean's Office - ED - 12001

Job Open Date:

02/01/2024

For Best Consideration Date:

05/15/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.:

8/31/25, with possibility of continuation

Number of Months per Year:

12

FLSA:

Exempt

Percentage Of Time:

50%

Key Responsibility:

Project Management

Essential Tasks:

The candidate will lead, or co-lead multiple evaluation projects focused on broadening participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), including: designing and developing evaluation plans, leading data collection, conducting analysis, attending site visits, and participating in weekly meetings with clients and undergraduate and graduate assistants.

Percentage Of Time:

20%

Key Responsibility:

Lab Management

Essential Tasks:

The candidate will provide oversight/supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students, and/or provide training/guidance in various research methods.

Percentage Of Time:

20%

Key Responsibility:

Reporting and Dissemination

Essential Tasks:

The candidate will prepare and analyze research and evaluation data, review literature, and prepare memos, presentations, and full reports for clients. The candidate will participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or research conference presentations. May also assist in grant writing.

Percentage Of Time:

5%

Key Responsibility:

Professional Development and Mentoring

Essential Tasks:

The candidate will participate in professional development and mentoring opportunities to enrich their own growth and development as a researcher/evaluator.

Percentage Of Time:

5%

Key Responsibility:

Other Duties

Essential Tasks:

The candidate will perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F

Work Environment:

Inside - F

Organization

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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Telephone
336-334-5009
Location
723 Kenilworth Street
Greensboro
NC
27402
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