Faculty - Other
Prevention Science Institute
Review of Applications Begins
October 1, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references. In your
cover letter, please describe the nature of your training and your
fit with our research at the PSI (see psi.uoregon.edu
for information about
our team and current grants). Open to Remote work
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary
institute focused on understanding human development, preventing
behavioral health problems, and implementing effective
interventions in community settings. The PSI encompasses focus
areas consistent with the field of prevention science, including
prevention and intervention, and implementation science.
Understanding effective intervention strategies and the outcomes
associated with these interventions across multiple domains of
functioning, including biological, social, and contextual, is the
focus of research at the PSI. The core mission of the PSI is to
improve the lives and well-being of children, individuals, and
families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is committed to research
that expands our understanding of interventions and development
with diverse populations, and actively seeks to promote research
that reduces health disparities in service utilization.
The University of Oregon and the Prevention Science Institute are
committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and
seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute
positively to its diverse community.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will work in Dr. Emily Tanner-Smith's Lab
to support activities on the U.S. Department of Education's What
Works Clearinghouse Statistics, Website, and Training (WWC-SWAT)
contract. The WWC aims to provide educators, policymakers,
researchers, and the public with transparent information about the
evidence of effectiveness of educational programs, products,
policies, and practices. The WWC reviews research evidence using
the WWC Standards and Procedures and employs a web-based
dissemination system to feature comprehensive, systematic,
high-quality reviews of studies on the effectiveness of educational
interventions (see whatworks.ed.gov). All WWC evidence reviews are
completed by certified WWC reviewers, so an essential function of
the WWC is to provide certification training for WWC reviewers. The
Postdoctoral Scholar will assist Dr. Tanner-Smith and multiple
cross-site investigative teams to support the training and
certification of WWC reviewers. Principal responsibilities include
project coordination; updating and managing training systems for
the WWC group design, single-case design, and regression
discontinuity design evidence standards; participating in
assessment of existing WWC Standards and Procedures; participating
in project conferences calls and meetings; and working closely with
Dr. Tanner-Smith and study investigators to achieve project
For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed
to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will
have a formal mentor plan.
The position's responsibilities are guided by United Academics
Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- PhD degree in education, psychology, behavioral science, or a
closely related field.
- Three years of experience conducting progressively complex
statistical analyses in the field of education, psychology,
behavioral, or social sciences.
- Graduate level coursework or training in between-group group
designs, single-case designs, and/or regression discontinuity
- Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse
community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse
- Ability to work independently, and supervise and monitor
completion of specific project activities, with minimal
- Strong problem-solving and project management skills with
proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and to meet goals and
deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Ability to manage projects with effective communication among
collaborators to maintain schedules for work completion and
execution of deliverables.
- Strong computing and technical skills, with proficiency in
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Excellent writing and communication skills; including clear and
concise communication skills.
- Certified reviewer for the What Works Clearinghouse
- Experience teaching or delivering training/coaching in a
- Experience with instructional design and training systems,
practice, and techniques
- Experience conducting systematic reviews and/or
- Record of publications (including first-author manuscripts) in
- Experience with Mplus, R, SPSS, or Stata (or other similar
- Experience working on large-scale research projects with
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
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disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528110/postdoctoral-scholar