Assistant Research Professor or Research Associate – Rutgers University

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks an Assistant Research Professor or Research Associate to serve the School System Improvement (SSI) Project and the Rutgers Collaborative Coaching Project. The Assistant Research Professor is a non-tenure track, faculty position.  The Research Associate position is a research position, not a faculty appointment. Candidates for either position are welcome. The hire will be funded by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and Brady Education Foundation and will start immediately. Rutgers University is a premiere research institution as evaluated by the Carnegie Foundation and is one of 62 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Rutgers University and GSAPP are currently implementing the SSI Project, a five-year, $39.7 million U.S. DOE sponsored grant for improving teacher and principal effectiveness through evidence-based performance evaluation and professional development systems in high poverty schools. The premise of the project is to work toward a practicable framework for schools to sustain over extended timeframe.  Future funding for both schools and the department is required to further develop the aforementioned systems. Rutgers University is also currently implementing a 3-year randomized clinical trial focused on improving educator’s instructional and behavioral management practices and student learning through collaborative coaching and formative assessment in high poverty schools. 

The hire will serve as the project manager of a randomized clinical trial study focused on teacher coaching and formative assessment. For the SSI Project and Rutgers Collaborative Coaching Project, the hire will supervise research staff; participate in intervention development; oversee recruitment, data collection, and data management activities; and play a key role in building University and community partnerships and maintaining frequent and ongoing communication with participating schools. The hire will analyze data, publish journal articles, and attract extramural funding with a (supportive) multidisciplinary research team (school psychology, education, special education, and measurement/statistics).  

Qualifications. The candidate requires: (a) a doctoral degree (Assistant Research Professor) or masters degree (Research Associate) in education or a related field, (b) excellent communication skills, as well as organizational and editing skills, and (c) comprehensive analytical skills and experience in writing manuscripts.  Candidates that have experience with assisting and/or writing grant proposals will be preferred.

Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

To apply. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THREE REFERENCES TO:

 

Linda A. Reddy, PhD

Principal Investigator & Professor

E-mail:  LReddy@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

 

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.