The College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join in a multi-disciplinarily team to provide research and evaluation service on a statewide project on K-12 digital learning implementation. As a member of the research and evaluation team, the researcher will assist with research design, planning, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods. Working with school districts, the researcher 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, the researcher 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.
Applicants must possess a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in evaluation, measurement, applied statistics, educational psychology, social science, or related field before the starting date of the position. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the design of program evaluations for K-12 educational technology implementation programs through both quantitative and qualitative methods.
The position, a one-year appointment with annual renewal expected for two years contingent upon satisfactory performance, will begin September 15, 2014. The position is contingent upon the final approval of funding. In order to ensure full consideration, please send curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, contact information for three references, up to two first-authored (or primary role) papers or publications, and a one-page cover letter describing career goals, research interests, research expertise and reasons for applying to Dr. Kui Xie (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of application will begin upon receipt of these materials.
About The Ohio State University
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 OSU among the nation’s top 25 public institutions. This postdoctoral researcher will be located in the Research Laboratory for Digital Learning in Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU. 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, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis named us as outstanding. More information about the college is available at http://ehe.osu.edu.