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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Education

Department:Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

Dr. Adrea Truckenmiller in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (http://education.msu.edu/cepse/) seeks a post-doctoral fellow/research associate to contribute to the dissemination of research on elementary and middle school-aged literacy development. The fellow will engage in project management, data analysis, preparing data sets for open access, presentations, and publications to reach the grant goals (see the grant description athttps://ies.ed.gov/funding/grantsearch/details.asp?ID=4633). Depending on the applicant’s interests, there may also be opportunities to evaluate reading screening and reading intervention practices or to teach courses within special education teacher preparation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -special education or educational psychology

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in special education or educational psychology or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered if evidence is provided that the doctoral degree will be completed within 3 months of the start of the appointment.

Experience with evidence-based practices related to writing, reading, and/or language development. Experience with data analysis of assessment and/or instruction of literacy development. Experience with or demonstrated capacity to learn to teach special education courses for preservice or in-service teachers. Evidence of effective science communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with scoring children’s writing samples. Experience with project management and leading a team. Experience with or desire to learn the application of implementation science in education.

Required Application Materials

(1) cover letter detailing qualifications for the position (2) curriculum vitae, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) names and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Late submissions will be considered if suitable candidates are not identified by the deadline. If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Adrea Truckenmiller (atruck@msu.edu).

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Mar 18, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time