School-Based Research Lead on Non-Cognitive Competencies

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Educational Studies http://ehe.osu.edu/ http://ehe.osu.edu/educational-studies/

 

Overview

School-Based Research Lead on Non-Cognitive Competencies

The Ohio State University is a nationally-ranked premier Research I institution that is highly committed to promoting the lives of young children through research, practice, and leadership. Located in Columbus, Ohio, national rankings place The Ohio State University among the nation's top 25 public institutions. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked our graduate education program as ninth among public universities. Four of the programs in Department of Educational Studies are ranked in the top 10 nationally and three programs are ranked in the top 20 nationally. In addition, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis named us as outstanding. More information about the college is available at http://ehe.osu.edu. This School Based Research Lead will be located in the Research Laboratory for Digital Learning in Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU. More information about the research laboratory is available at http://dl.ehe.osu.edu.

Position Description

The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University seeks a School-Based Research Lead to join in a multi-disciplinarily team to conduct school-based research on a statewide project emphasizing K-12 digital learning implementation. The team is interested in investigating both students’ non-cognitive competencies in contexts where digital learning plays important roles. As a member of the research team, this research lead will assist with research design, planning, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data. In working with school districts, the research lead will design and select measurement instruments, manage various data collection efforts, facilitate interviews and focus groups, and conduct observations. He/she will work closely with other team members in report writing and maintaining communication with program staff. In addition, very importantly, the research lead is expected to contribute to the development and design of new research projects; participate in a program of grant writing; develop materials that support the translation and application of research to practice; contribute to papers submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals; develop presentations for scientific conferences; and write evaluation reports.

Required qualifications

Candidates must possess a master’s degree from an accredited university in educational psychology, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, or a related field before the starting date of the position. The candidate must have considerable prior experience in working with K-12 schools and have research interests in examining students’ non-cognitive competencies; must have expertise in school-based research through both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a Doctoral degree in educational psychology, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, or a related field.

Application Instructions

The position, a one-year appointment with annual renewal expected for two years contingent upon satisfactory performance, will begin August 15, 2016. In order to ensure full consideration, please submit an electronic application at www.jobsatosu.com to job opening number 416054. Please attach your curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, contact information for three references, up to two first-authored (or primary role) papers or publications, and a cover letter describing career goals, research interests, and reasons for applying. For questions, please contact Dr. Kui Xie (xie.359@osu.edu). Review of application will begin upon receipt of these materials.

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