● Earned doctorate in psychology, education, sociology, or a related field.
● Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
● Proven ability to write research reports and communicate findings to researchers, practitioners, and lay audiences.
● Excellent organizational, planning, and communication skills.
● Proven ability to follow through with tasks, work independently and meet deadlines.
● This position requires travel domestically, 15-20% time.
● Experience in curriculum development or engaged learning or professional development materials design.
● History of publication in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
● Experience working collaboratively with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment.
Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the PIs and participate in all aspects of this research project, from curriculum design, program implementation, and data collection, to publications. The successful candidate will also serve as the project manager. Under the general guidance of the PIs, the postdoctoral associate will direct the day-to-day operations of the study, such as guidance to research assistants, compilation of the training and scoring protocols, and communication with the WestEd team and the partner schools on the data collection. Additional responsibilities will include engaging in writing new grant proposals and presenting research results to key stakeholders.
Special Conditions of Employment:
The initial appointment will be of one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding. The position is open until filled.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.