Postdoctoral Fellowship - Center for social Organization of Schools (BERC)
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: A-125507-3
Johns Hopkins University seeks a postdoctoral fellow for an appointment in the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC), in the Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS), School of Education (SOE) for Fall 2023. The fellowship will be under the direction of Marcia Davis, PhD, Associate Research Professor and Co-Director at CSOS and Research Operations Director of BERC. Scholars who have completed a Ph.D. in education or a related field and have strong quantitative and mixed methods methodological skills and experience with early childhood and P-12 longitudinal data are invited to apply to work on cutting edge research to advance understanding of early childhood and P-12 education in Baltimore.
Fall 2023 fellowship focus: Fellows are expected to engage full-time on research and data analysis projects that align with BERC's mission and research. In particular the fellow will work with the BERC Director of Early Childhood initiatives and focus on an on-going series of early childhood analyses and projects.
Interested candidates will provide a brief proposal that articulates how their research interests align with the goals and projects of BERC.
Final goals and objectives will be jointly established at the start of the fellowship, and will include elements of research design, data collection and analysis, grant writing, mentoring experience, interacting with school, district, and state partners, preparation of publications, and career development. The Fellow will work closely with the other members of the research and development team (researchers and practitioners) and have opportunities to learn about and collaborate with research teams in CSOS and throughout the JHU community in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment.
The fellowship provides a competitive stipend, a conference and travel stipend, and other benefits for a one-year, renewable position annually for a total of two years. The selected candidate will be appointed as a postdoctoral fellow through the School of Education where training will include access to the rich academic environment (seminars, colloquia, teaching opportunities, etc.) and conduct research as part of the CSOS/EGC research team.
Salary range for this position: $56,484 to $59,592 for 0-3 of years of experience
Must have a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field of study.
PhD must be completed prior to acceptance. Students in the process of completion must provide assurance that degree will be complete prior to start.
Experience in educational research.
Demonstrated background in research design and statistics
Facility with statistical software and willingness to learn additional platforms
Comfort with working in online platforms for research and collaboration
Experience and scholarship in curriculum and instruction
Knowledge of field of Gifted and Advanced Learning
Experience working with K-12 students/schools
Light programming/coding in one or more languages (R, Access, Java, SQL, etc.)
To apply, please use the link below to complete the application and submit the following documentation:
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