Institute of Human Development and Social Change New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Institute of Human Development and Social Change New York University
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Postdoctoral Associate

Starting no later than September 2016, earlier start dates considered.

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Area: Pre-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Education

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Postdoctoral Associate

Institute of Human Development and Social Change Pamela Morris, Ph.D.

New York University, Washington Square Campus Full-Time (35 hrs/week)
Commensurate with experience

Dr. Pamela Morris is seeking a postdoctoral-level associate as a research team member for multiple projects spanning the areas of pre-kindergarten and early childhood education at the intersection of research, practice, and policy. Examples of her current and recent work include large-scale randomized experiments of enhancements to preschool, work with NYC’s Department of Education to strengthen the research architecture in the context of their historic pre-k expansion, and secondary data analyses of the Head Start Impact Study.

The Postdoctoral Associate’s primary responsibilities include assisting with proposal development, data analysis, and write-up of findings in the form of journal articles and book chapters; additional responsibilities may include study coordination and project management. The position will allow for a dynamic experience that offers both breadth and depth in the realm of early childhood education research and policy work. The Postdoctoral Associate position offers a number of excellent training opportunities, including collaboration with senior and junior members of the research team and cross-institutional networking. Rich array of seminars in related areas of study and workshops in research methods and statistics available through the Institute of Human Development and Social Change and through NYU more broadly. Competitive postdoctoral salary and attractive fringe benefits; support for local travel costs and conference travel related to study activities. Minimum one year commitment required, with the potential for a one-year renewal pending budgetary approval.

Essential Functions:

45% Grant-writing; proposal development
45% Data analysis and write up of findings in journal articles and book chapters 10% Study coordination and project management

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The candidate must have completed doctoral training in prevention science, developmental, clinical, or educational psychology, or related social science field. Experience in grants development and manuscript preparation is critical. Relevant analytic skills are required, including proficiency in quantitative methodology (with experience programming in SAS, STATA and Mplus preferred). Ability to work well independently and in a multidisciplinary team; good organization skills and attention to detail; and excellent oral and written communication skills necessary. Track record of academic publications and presentations for scholarly and policy audiences a plus.

To apply:

The position will begin no later than September 2016, and earlier start dates will be considered. To apply, send CV, statement of interest, writing sample (thesis chapter or published article), and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three referees to: – subject line: Postdoctoral Associate Position.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.