Posting Summary: EdPolicyWorks in the University Of Virginia Curry School Of Education and Human Development seek highly qualified applicants for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position. This position is part of the VEST Postdoctoral Program, an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare fellows to engage in rigorous research in education science. We are particularly interested in scholars with an interest in quantitative analysis of policies related to early childhood education, K-12 teaching, and behavioral science influence on educational outcomes. We are particularly seeking applicants whose experiences and/or prior research motivates them to engage in research on inequities in education that stem from poverty, racial inequity or other emergent demographic realities in U.S. schools. Incumbents participate in research on projects led by a mentor or co-mentor. This research is typically embedded in partnerships with policymakers and practitioners in settings with disproportionate numbers of disadvantaged students. A set of current EdPolicyWorks projects are posted on project webpages http://curry.virginia.edu/research/centers/cepwc/projects.
Depending on their area of interest the Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman or Jim Wyckoff as their primary mentor and will develop a line of research that involves collaboration with one or more secondary mentors and/or involves independent research. The incumbent will become part of a network of post-doctoral trainees at the Curry School of Education in research centers including the Center on Educational Policy and Workforce Competitiveness (EdPolicyWorks), the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), and Youth-Nex.
A Ph.D. in Education, Education Policy, Public Policy or Economics or a relevant social science discipline is required by the start date of the position. Evidence of substantive knowledge and background in the field of education policy with a focus on quantitative analysis is essential. Strong project management and communication skills are also required. Applicants with a track record of publication are strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status is required.
Fellows are appointed annually and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Selected trainees must have completed their PhD and be able to begin work by September 1, 2019.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0624519. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter describing your research training goals and line(s) of research. Please also attach a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, an unofficial transcript, and names from three references who can comment on your scholarly accomplishments and promise.
For questions about the position or application process, please contact Bethany Case, Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Curry School of Education and Human Development and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment, and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.
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