Position Summary

The National Center for Research on Gifted Education (http://ncrge.uconn.edu) at the University of Connecticut is seeking a qualitative researcher for a PhD level Research Associate position. The person in this position will work with The National Center for Research on Gifted Education to conduct school case studies and will supervise, plan, design, manage, and implement research and data analysis of a highly complex nature. Research Associates should have a PhD in education, psychology, or related field. Candidates should have a high level of expertise in qualitative research methods. In addition, candidates should have strong data management skills and familiarity with software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, NVIVO). Candidates should also have experience preparing oral and written reports of research findings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in education, psychology, or a related area
  • High level of expertise in qualitative research methods
  • Experience with data management, collection, and analysis of education data
  • Proficiency with software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, NVIVO)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with research project management
  • Experience with supervision of others
  • Experience interpreting and compiling research findings for dissemination and publication
  • Some training and background in qualitative research and/or program evaluation
  • Experience in gifted education or working with underserved populations

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, end-date, 11-month position with an anticipated start date of January 15, 2016. The position may be renewed yearly based on funding. The successful candidate’s appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of national travel. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To Apply

To apply, complete an online application, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Del Siegle at del.siegle@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2016. For more information regarding the National Center for Research on Gifted Education, please visit the website athttp://ncrge.uconn.edu/ . Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016330)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 20, 2016.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.