Job ID: 235091

Wilfried Busse Post-Doctoral Research Associate

University of Maryland, College Park

  • Apr. 23, 2024
  • Wilfried Busse Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  • Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    College Park, MD
  • May 6, 2024
  • May 2024
  • Post-Doc
  • Social Work
    Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Psychology - Developmental
    Psychology - General
    Human Development
    Family Studies/Child Development
    Social Sciences - General

Background on the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI), in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of the CECEI is to conduct high quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities, and to promote family engagement in their children’s education.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

CECEI is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to engage in and support center research projects as well as the mission and overall functioning of CECEI. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. There is some opportunity for telework, but the position is housed on the UMD campus.

The post-doc will receive mentorship from Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin, Executive Director, in conducting applied developmental and evaluation research in early childhood settings. They will also have the opportunity to develop their conceptual, data analytic, methodologic, and writing skills through contributing to proposal and manuscript development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Human Development, Education, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Family Science, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative methods and small-scale original studies.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work independently and participate on a team.
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent academic writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using Google Workspace, Qualtrics and SPSS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in early childhood development and/or education.
  • Prior work experience in an early childhood, education or psychology setting.

Note: A criminal background check is required as a condition of employment at UMD.

The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please send all materials by 9:00 A.M. on May 6, 2024. Please contact us with any questions or for more information. To apply, please email a cover letter, current CV, one formal writing sample (such as an academic paper) and one informal writing sample (such as a de-identified email exchange), and contact information for three individuals who may be contacted as references. Only fully complete application packages will be reviewed. All inquiries, nominations and applications should include the subject line “CECEI Post-Doc” and be sent to:

  • The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Contact Information

  • Naomi Patton
    University of Maryland, College Park
    College Park, MD 20742

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