Postdoctoral Associate - Education

University Of Colorado Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 2 months ago

The Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a postdoctoral associate.

This position provides an opportunity to participate in multiple research projects in education, including researcher-practitioner partnerships; program evaluation projects; large-scale data analyses; and others. The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with department faculty to develop grant proposals and will participate in different phases of various projects including study design; data collection; data analysis; and publication of results.

The postdoctoral associate will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda within the scope of faculty projects as well as their own proposals for external funding. The postdoctoral associate will have an opportunity to teach; lead research projects in their area of interest; collaborate with professors with varied interests (e.g., international education, mentoring, innovative school reform and teacher instruction, college student success, impact of policy, research methodology); and apply sophisticated multi-method research techniques to address problems of practice.

This position is currently funded for one year. It may be extended if additional funding is secured.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge and interest in education settings;

  • Familiarity with the literature on education;

  • Ability to work collaboratively;

  • Interest in pursuing independent and collaborative policy-oriented research in the field of public education;

  • Strong qualitative data collection (e.g., interviewing) and analysis skills, including experience with collaborative qualitative analysis software; OR

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills, up to and including multiple regression analysis;

  • Experience working on large-scale team-based projects;

  • Grant writing;

  • Proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research methods;

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication;

  • Strong organizational skills

For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

The annual salary for this position is $50,000

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/new-employee

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in the field of education, e.g., education policy; research design; evaluation; and statistics; or a closely related field.

  • A track record of publication

  • Experience in qualitative data collection (e.g., interviewing) and analysis skills, including experience with collaborative qualitative analysis software; OR

  • Experience in quantitative analysis skills, up to and including multiple regression analysis

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience writing grants

  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods

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