The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (http://thesanfordschool.org)invites applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow starting August 15, 2014(subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon performance, the needs of the project and university, and availability of resources). For this position, successful candidates must have a PhD in human development, psychology, education, or learning sciences with experience in classroom observations or computerized assessments and specialized training in quantitative methods for test development and growth analyses. The PhD must be earned by the time of appointment. This position entails working with Professor Stephen Elliott and research scientists and graduate students involved with the National Center on Assessment and Accountability for Special Education (NCAASE; http://www.ncaase.com) and related assessment projects involving children’s social and academic development. Responsibilities include conducting analyses with existing longitudinal data sets involving teachers’ instructional behaviors and students’ achievement, contributing to the development of innovative assessment research, and writing manuscripts and a grant application. Preference will be given to candidates who have strong writing skills and quantitative training and have interests that match those of the faculty and the NCAASE research team.
Application deadline is January 15, 2014 or every week thereafter until filled. Electronically send a letter of application that describes your research background and fit with this position, your curriculum vitae, a writing sample or publication, and three letters of recommendation to Stephen N. Elliott, Chair of Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org (all materials must be submitted electronically). Background check is required for employment.Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply (https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)