The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
is a campus-wide interdisciplinary center located at the University
of Florida, administratively housed in the College of Education.
Major UF collaborators include the College of Education, College of
Medicine and the Health Sciences Center, the College of Public
Health and Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, and the Office of Human Resource Services. The Center is
seeking applications from those interested in a post-doctoral
Job description: Coordinate and collaborate with Center
personnel on existing Center projects (including research studies,
training, and technical assistance projects); supervise graduate
research assistants and other staff associated with Center
projects; engage in research and scholarship activities; engage in
dissemination activities, including scholarly reports and
publications; and perform other relevant Center and professional
Expectations: This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track,
grant-funded position with an initial appointment of 1 year that
can continue for up to 4 years. This position is a time limited
position and continuation of this appointment is contingent upon
the availability of funding, Center needs, and satisfactory
performance in the position.
All applicants must hold a minimum of a doctoral degree in early
childhood education, early childhood special education, child and
family studies, or a related field.
Preferred applicants will have demonstrated skills in implementing
research, training, or technical assistance projects and the
ability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate for
a range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications.
Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills that
foster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectively
individually and as part of a team; and the ability to coordinate
multiple projects and staff.
Candidates must be supportive of the mission and goals of the Anita
Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies. Candidates
must have the desire and ability to foster and engage in
interdisciplinary, collaborative research, training, or technical
Candidates with experiences managing research data sets, knowledge
of a range of research methodologies (group experimental,
correlational, single-subject experimental, qualitative), advanced
data analysis skills, and competencies with advanced statistical
software are desirable.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum
vitae, and a list of four references.
Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2019. Applications
received after this date will be considered at the discretion of
the search committee.
Selected candidate will be required to provide an official
transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will
not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to
Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution
outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a
professional credentialing service provider approved by National
Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this
position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at
800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work
in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's
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