The National P-3 Center seeks a post-doctoral scholar to contribute to and help lead our portfolio of research and evaluation projects. This is a twelve-month, full-time position at the non-tenure rank of Research Associate. Pending funding, there exists a possibility to renew the appointment.
The mission of the National P-3 Center, located in the College of Education at the University of Washington, is to improve the educational outcomes of 3rd graders, regardless of race, class, culture, or zip code. To do this, we recognize that there must be explicit support of children's learning and development beginning at birth and extending through elementary school. We understand that children's outcomes depend on improving the programs, schools, organizations, and systems that serve them. To this end, the Center's purpose is to advance the field's understanding of and facilitate the systemic changes needed to enact comprehensive P-3 approaches in communities, school districts, and states around the country. The Center uses the term P-3 to signify all of the early learning opportunities children experience from birth (Pre-school) through 3rd grade.
The Center is committed to working both locally and across the country. The Center is focused on applied research, with particular interest in expanding its efforts related to organizations, policy, and leadership that support the continuum of children's learning, from birth through elementary school. To do this, the Center intentionally welcomes scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds including, but not limited to: early childhood; developmental psychology; K-12 education; organizations and leadership; and policy and political studies.
We are interested in a person who can help us grow our research agenda and its applicability to problems of practice. We seek an experienced mixed methods researcher with a strong background in qualitative field methods and substantive expertise in one or more of the following: the relationship between research, practice, and policy; social network analysis (SNA); design-based implementation research (DBIR); research-practice partnerships; organization theory; systems-building; collaborative/cross-sector governance.
The post-doctoral scholar will be able to collaboratively conceptualize, design, and direct applied research and evaluation programs that advance the work of the Center and its signature programs and shape the direction of P-3 approaches across the country. The selected candidate will work to build the Center's research program by formulating research questions, generating research designs, conducting analyses, writing and presenting findings at national conferences, and submitting manuscripts to leading peer-reviewed education and related journals.
Essential function: This post-doctoral scholar will collaboratively participate in research activities with Dr. Kristie Kauerz, the director of the Center, and in collaboration with other Center staff, university faculty, partners in other organizations, and practitioners in the field.
Minimum qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in education, early childhood, political science, public policy, sociology, or related field. Applicants should demonstrate deep knowledge and experience with: (1) national, state, and/or private funding sources in early learning and K-12 education; (2) working in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary teams; and (3) community/school based work and/or school/community/university partnerships.
Desirable Qualifications: Research experience in both early childhood (birth-to-five) and K-12 and a disposition to engage in mixed-methods research will be advantages.
Salary: Commensurate with candidate experience. The University of Washington offers a full array of benefits.
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The College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.
Applications should include: (1) a detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience in grant writing, and/or program development; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) two names of individuals, along with their professional positions, who can serve as references; and (4) an example of scholarly or professional writing. Please submit your application packet by email to email@example.com, with the subject line P-3 Post-Doctoral Position.
Send queries about this position to Dr. Kristie Kauerz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but must be received by July 31, 2017, for full consideration.
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