Assistant Research Scientist

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Posting Number F0939P Working Title Assistant Research Scientist Department COE-Latino Achv&Success in Ed About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department
As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education ( MFECOE ) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders. College/Unit/Department website https://coe.uga.edu/directory/latino-achievement Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience Anticipated Start Date 11/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 08/11/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit:
A letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities and
required qualifications as described.
A curriculum vitae.
Two writing samples. (Writing samples should be uploaded together)
The names and contact information of three persons who could provide letters of reference.
All materials should be submitted electronically via:
http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/72203
Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Paula J. Mellom
(pjmellom@uga.edu)
Applications received by September 12, 2021 are assured of full consideration. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).


Position Details

Classification Title Researcher AC FLSA Faculty Rank Assistant Research Scientist Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
Earned doctorate in educational psychology or a related field at the time of employment, with a specialization in applied cognition and development. Position Summary
The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education ( CLASE ) invites applications for an Assistant Research Scientist. This is not a tenure track position.

CLASE is seeking an individual who can immediately contribute to the provision of program development, intervention implementation, and professional development services provided by CLASE . The assistant research scientist’s responsibilities will comprise three main areas of focus: 1) the continued development of a large professional development model on the research based collaborative, conversation-based pedagogy – Instructional Conversations (IC); 2) the development, with the CLASE leadership team, of research/practice partnerships with school districts to investigate the implementation and impacts of the IC pedagogical model on student achievement, social emotional learning, and language development; 3) the preparation of national and foundation grant proposals to support this research, as well as manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals to disseminate the knowledge learned to a wide range of stakeholders and audiences. The assistant research scientist will mentor the team of CLASE graduate assistants on the various research projects and ensure that the project goals are met. This work is pivotal to support the Center’s established work in seeking extramural funding and dissemination of findings.

CLASE is a research and development center housed within the University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education. CLASE’s mission is focused on improving the educational and life outcomes of culturally and linguistically diverse ( CLD ) learners across the state of Georgia and beyond. CLASE blends research, professional development, and direct services to CLD learners in a multipronged effort to advance the science of intervention while providing pre and in-service educators and others with the tools necessary to meet the needs of the growing and increasingly diverse population of CLD learners in our state. Much of this work is done in the context of research-practice partnerships in collaboration with PreK-12 district partners. CLASE supports efforts to ensure that CLD learners have equitable access to educational opportunities by: providing educators with professional development and intervention services in research based pedagogies; researching the impacts of these interventions and pedagogies (e.g. the Instructional Conversation (IC) pedagogical model) on CLD learners and all students; and, working with partners and stakeholders to develop strategic plans for how to best address the needs of CLD learners.

CLASE faculty and core staff include individuals with expertise in education, linguistics, psychology, applied cognition and development, pedagogies targeting CLD learners, special education, teacher professional development, and K-12 administration. Additional information about the Center can be found at https://coe.uga.edu/ CLASE . Additional Requirements Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Demonstrated expertise in collaborative, conversation-based pedagogies (e.g. the Instructional Conversation pedagogical model)
  • At least three years of experience designing and implementing professional development opportunities for PreK-12 educators
  • Proficiency in grant writing*
  • Evidence of designing and implementing qualitative and mixed methods research in PreK-12 settings*
  • At least one year of experience working with CLD learners
  • At least one year of experience supervising graduate students
  • At least three years of experience leading and working with collaborative, multidisciplinary research teams
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
To forward and support the program development regarding the PD work that CLASE is undertaking, e.g.
  • Plan and deliver high quality professional development and intervention services to PreK-12 pre and in-service educators, administrators and districts
  • Provide support in the development of district strategic plans for IC sustainability
  • Provide support in the development and management of our IC international partnerships
  • Develop tools and presentations for the professional development initiative
Percentage Of Time 45 Duties/Responsibilities
To forward the research and writing regarding the PD work that CLASE is undertaking, e.g.
  • Take the lead in CLASE’s program development with district partners including research-practice partnerships
  • Contribute to the dissemination of evidence and research-based practices to a range of audiences through a variety of mediums including: our IC Platform, conference presentations, white papers, peer-reviewed journal publications, etc.
  • Conduct research in collaboration with CLASE associated faculty
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
To forward the mission and support the reach of CLASE and the College of Education, e.g.
  • Seek opportunities for external funding and prepare proposals to support CLASE’s activities
  • Design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as needed
  • Respond flexibly to the needs of the Center and COE
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
Supervise and mentor graduate students from a range of disciplines in supporting CLASE’s professional development and research efforts Percentage Of Time 10 Duties/Responsibilities
Provide service to the program, department, college, university and the profession Percentage Of Time 5 Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
  4. Writing Sample
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