Assistant Research Professor
Bureau of Child Research
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
50% - Data Science Activities:
The person in this role will
independently write and share scripts to clean, organize, analyze,
and report data in the language of major statistical package such
as SAS, R, or Mplus and lead the preparation and sharing of
datasets (along with data dictionaries) in public data repositories
(20%). The person will lead the development and implementation of
research designs with different research teams and lead research
problem-solving collecting, managing, and analyzing of data to
advance research agendas (20%); and supervise tasks of graduate
students assisting data science work at KUCDD (10%).
15% - Grant preparation activities:
The person in this role
will lead the preparation of grant application methodology and
study design sections, including, but not limited to, independently
determining research designs, and designing analysis plans, running
simulation-based power analyses, and checking that proposed
measurement instrumentation has sufficient validity evidence to
fully address research questions.
15% - Dissemination of research findings:
Based on results
from statistical analyses related to ongoing Center grant-funded
data collection, lead preparation of statistical methods and
results sections for manuscripts submitted for publication or
presentations for conferences or other professional meetings at
local, state, and national conferences.
10% - Establish an independent line of inquiry that promotes
testing/disseminating statistical methods/applications relevant to
advancing disability research
, including publishing methods
papers and/or measurement papers in scientific journals and
conferences. Lead workshops and lecturers on quantitative topics
and lead study groups at KUCDD focused on statistical methodologies
and applications to disability.
10% - Engage in service activities
at KUCDD, LSI, KU, and/or
service to the profession and service activities related to funded
projects and dissemination.
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding
Contact Information to Applicants
Karrie A. Shogren, Ph.D.
Professor and Senior Scientist, University of Kansas
Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental
- Doctoral degree in quantitative methods in Educational
Research, Psychology, or other related field.
- One year of postdoctoral experience focused on applying
quantitative methods to disability research including writing
scripts with SAS, R, or Mplus and writing statistical methods or
analysis sections for at least one large, funded grant project in
the disability field.
- One year experience in online survey development and
feasibility testing, using Qualtrics or Survey Monkey or similar
for at least one funded project.
- One year experience with preregistration or registered reports,
sharing scripts openly in public repository (e.g., Open Science
Framework) for a funded, disability-related grant project.
- Publications record including: one publication applying
advanced data and statistical analyses to disability research, one
publication applying Bayesian statistics to disability research,
and one publication in measurement development for instruments in
A-Unclassified Academic Staff
Advertised Salary Range
$70,138 - $103,950
Under the supervision of the Director of the Kansas University
Center on Developmental Disabilities, the Assistant Research
Professor position will advance data science in the disability
field. As a member of a collaborative team of data scientists, the
individual will be expected to combine their knowledge of
disability studies and use their expertise in quantitative research
methods to fulfill the following duties:
Application Review Begins
Additional Candidate Instruction
In addition to the online application form, applicants should
include the following information in their application:
- A cover letter addressing how you meet required
- Application Deadline is January 8, 2024. For consideration,
please apply by the deadline.