Postdoctoral Research Associate (Early Childhood & Elementary Education)

Position ID: 38513
Georgia State University
Education & Human Development
Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Postdoctoral Research Assoc
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Job Description 
Postdoctoral Research Associate - 18000183
Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs. 
While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!!

Description:  Georgia State University 's College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) is committed to high-quality instruction, employment and high-impact research to a population that reflects the diverse composition of our state and nation. Over 45 years. the College of Education & Human Development has experienced significant student and resource growth, been recognized for its development of effective teachers, increased external funding, and assembled an internationally recognized faculty and staff. The college has made great strides since its founding, and our future is even brighter.  We offer undergraduate, graduate and non-degree programs for professionals in education, human development, and health-related fields. We draw on the expertise of our faculty and staff, expect the best of our talented students and are inspired by the opportunities of our urban setting. At Georgia State’s College of Education & Human Development. we are moving lives forward.

Within the CEHD, the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) announces a position for a 12-month Research Associate, starting August 1, 2018 to support a research project focused on teacher preparation and development as related to dual language immersion and culturally and linguistically relevant instruction. The incumbent will collaborate with project PIs in all study phases including participant recruitment, qualitative field research including interviewing and observation, data analysis, presentation and publication of results, and new study design. In addition, the incumbent will participate in the project itself, engaging in field- and course-based dual immersion focused teacher development work. Travel to study sites is required.

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in related field required.

College/Business Unit: College of Education & Human Development 

Department: College of Education & Human Development, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Location: Atlanta Campus 
Shift: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM | Monday - Friday 
Salary : Salary Negotiable 
Pay Grade: NPP 
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible)
Job Posting: 02/13/18, 7:40:41 AM
Closing Date: 02/26/18, 11:59:00 PM 
Preferred Hiring Qualifications: 
  • An earned doctorate in bilingual education, bi-literacy, or a related field

  • Proficiency in both Spanish and English

  • P-5 teaching experience in bilingual or dual immersion settings

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team

  • Experience in teacher development, sociocultural theory, and qualitative research methods 

Special Instructions: To be fully considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents that clearly provides proof of education and relevant experience,

  • A complete and accurate GSU application

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Cover letter interest describing relevant experiences and future goals

  • Sample of scholarly writing

  • Names and contact information for three references

Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires. 
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching (Infant - 3rd Grade)
Elementary Education and Teaching (PreK - 5 Grade)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 26, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Vacancy Status: 

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