Post Doctoral Fellow
Early Childhood Educaon Instute (ECEI)
POSITION INFORMATION: This posion offers collaborave and independent research opportunies at the Early Childhood Educaon Instute (ECEI) at OU-Tulsa. It is an opportunity to join an exisng research group dedicated to applied research in early childhood educaon, with a special focus on birth through age 3 populaons and sengs. The major responsibilies in- clude conceptualizing research quesons based on ECEI’s exisng data, analyzing data, preparing manuscripts suitable for publi- caon in leading journals, collaborang with ECEI staff and affiliates in preparing proposals for external funding and responding to RFPs. Successful candidate will lead and/or work closely with interdisciplinary staff/faculty/and student research teams in all aspect of research.
This posion is a one-year appointment. Upon sasfactory performance, reappointment for addional years possible. This posion is conngent on the connued availability of funds and sasfactory performance.
Develop publicaons from exisng ECEI databases. Become familiar with exisng ECEI databases, generate research
quesons, analyze data, and dra publicaons suitable for leading journals.
Technical support and advising. Provide technical support—methodological, stascal, and procedural—for projects con- ducted by ECEI staff and affiliates.
Develop independent line of research in collaboraon with ECEI staff. Develops own line of inquiry relevant to ECEI’s ap- plied research.
Supervision/Task Delegaon. Delegates tasks, as appropriate, among ECEI staff in order to carry out analyses and publica- ons for the ECEI and Research Partners; mentors junior staff.
Leading and collaborang with project teams. Leads and/or works closely with interdisciplinary staff/faculty/and student research teams in all aspect of research; collaborate in preparaon of proposals for external funding.
Parcipates in ECEI professional development acvies. Parcipates in ECEI professional development by aending scheduled trainings, as directed, and by sharing experse with staff and affiliates.
Parcipates in ECEI disseminaon acvies. Leads and parcipates in development of manuscripts for publicaon. Devel- ops and delivers presentaons at professional conferences.
Educaon: Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or related field.
Experience: Candidate should have interest and experse in early childhood educaon research. Strong skills in quanta- ve analysis and success in peer-reviewed publicaons required.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: Research and content experse in early childhood educa- on. Strong computer skills including ability to use stascal packages such as SPSS, SAS; proficiency in navigang and main- taining databases using EXCEL, ACCESS, or similar packages. Able to conduct a variety of advanced quantave analyses inde- pendently, dra manuscripts, and present research findings in oral and wrien forms. Must be able to conceptualize research quesons, analyze data, and present findings suitable for professional publicaon in leading journals. Ability to work and lead in a team environment including the ability to work independently and delegate as necessary. Demonstrated interpersonal skills; effecve oral/wrien communicaon skills required. Applicants with research interest and experse in infant-toddler care and educaon and/or at-risk populaons, including Dual Language Learners and children living in poverty, are especially desired. Spanish fluency preferred. Willing to work some nights and weekends to meet project demands. Must be able to travel overnight occasionally for tasks related to data collecon, analysis, or presentaon.
To apply for this posion, please visit: jobs.ou.edu and choose the “Tulsa Campus Jobs” and “Search Lisngs” for Requision Number 21836.