The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for Postdoctoral Researcher to join the team at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center! The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on a federally funded project aimed at understanding practices in early childhood classrooms that support children's oral language development. This position is located in Columbus, OH.
This is a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position who will be hired to dedicate 12 months each year (100% effort) to the Promoting Preschoolers' Early Language Learning (ProPELL) project, which is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. The Postdoctoral Research will work directly with the project's Principal Investigator (Dr. Shayne Piasta), OSU co-investigators (Dr. Kelly Purtell and Dr. Jessica Logan, and University of Nebraska at Lincoln co-investigator (Dr. Rachel Schachter). More information about the research project can be found here: https://ies.ed.gov/funding/grantsearch/details.asp?ID=3300
The Postdoctoral Researcher will assume a leadership role for classroom observation coding activities occurring at OSU. Those activities include assisting with coding scheme development, implementing coding protocols, serving as the lead coder, and training and leading the coding team. The Researcher will participate in analysis and dissemination activities as appropriate including debriefing qualitative findings, assisting in quantitative/qualitative data analysis activities, and engaging in scholarly writing and presentations. The Researcher will also assist the PI with administrative tasks (e.g., IRB, reporting, maintenance of project protocols/materials).
The position will start summer or autumn 2020. The position is renewable, with satisfactory performance and continued grant funding, for up to three years. It is expected that responsibilities will shift over time from coding to more analysis and dissemination activities. The Postdoctoral Researcher will likely supervise 2-5 Student Research Assistants.
Interested candidates must submit the following materials via the OSU Job Site: (1) a cover letter detailing the applicant's Ph.D./Ed.D. graduation date, research interests and areas of competence (substantive expertise, methodological/statistical skills), long- and short-term career goals, and how interests, competencies, and needs align with the research project; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) scholarly writing sample; and (4) names and contact information for three references. Application questions can be directed toward Dr. Shayne Piasta (Piasta.email@example.com). Application reviews will begin December 1, 2019.
Additional Information for Applicants::
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
About the EHE Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center
All of us at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy are committed to improving children's learning and development at home, in school and in the community. This commitment is seen through the work of our renowned researchers and dedicated staff whose diverse skills improve the lives of children from birth to age five and their families, particularly those at risk.
As part of the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University, our partnership with The Schoenbaum Family Center is recognized for its potential to inspire young children through play as a means of discovering the joy of language and art. Our programs value each child's innate curiosity to understand their world and their place in it. Our research informs and shapes curriculum in our classrooms.
This mosaic of contributions includes speech-language pathology, psychology, reading, special education, education statistics and elementary education expertise.
The successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Doctorate level degree in Education, Psychology, Speech-Language Sciences, Human Development, or a related field by date of hire
Strong background in at least two of the following areas: early childhood education, language development and pedagogy, classroom observations and practices, quantitative analyses
Must be a US citizen, permanent resident or authorized to work in the Unites States, due to funding source
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of human subjects protections and IRB
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a research team
Prior experience managing aspects of a research project/team
Prior experience using classroom observation tools/coding schemes/coding software
Substantive knowledge of language and literacy development
Working knowledge of SPSS
Knowledge of multilevel analyses
Target Salary: $48,000.00 - $51,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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