Project Scientist (open rank), UC/CSU Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3450421
Project Scientist (open rank), UC/CSU Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07866
The Department of Education in the School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles announces an opening for two full time open rank Project Scientist positions to lead and coordinate multiple evaluation projects for the UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning.
The successful candidate will have experience conducting large and small-scale education evaluations that include multiple stakeholders. Ideally, the candidate also will have experience evaluating statewide education initiatives and coordinating with other relevant agencies, such as the California Department of Education. They must have a deep understanding of how to design and conduct evaluations in education environments, as well as experience managing multiple projects at one time.
We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in qualitative and quantitative methods and evaluation procedures. These methods may include, but are not limited to:
Quasi-experimental designs, including propensity score matching and regression discontinuity design
Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Under the direction of the project director, design and manage the evaluation of the UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning. This includes collaborating with and building relationships with the PI, university faculty, and other those from state agencies. This position will also oversee the data collection.
Lead, collaborate, and design other education evaluation projects with the relevant PIs.
Develop necessary evaluation proposals, include project scopes of work and work plans.
Lead project teams and mentor staff on evaluation methods and procedures.
Build and maintain relationships with evaluation project stakeholders.
Conduct research on evaluations (e.g., observations, interviews, surveys, documentation of educators' perspectives, and documentation of student learning).
Lead IRB processes.
Disseminate results of project research through appropriate channels including leading professional journals and conferences and other presentations to academics, practitioners, and policymaker audiences.
Lead and write evaluation focused grant proposals as necessary.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in an evaluation-related field required; and a strong record of conducting evaluation projects. The successful candidate must have skill in working with policy makers, practitioner, and agency personnel to articulate and respond to their needs and to develop productive relationships. Additionally, they must have a willingness to collaborate on program development, and demonstrated commitment to improving educational opportunities for students. They must also demonstrate ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, and solid decision-making. Experience working with educators, schools, districts and key education stakeholders is also required.
For more information: Contact Dr. Kristen Rohanna: email@example.com All inquiries will be kept confidential if desired.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: Appointment to begin as soon as possible, renewable annually.
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