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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Special Education:
A Research to Practice Model
The Postdoctoral Research Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting one postdoctoral researcher interested in developing expertise in translation of research into practice to improve outcomes for individuals with Autism-Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) in school/post-secondary settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 2-year, research-dedicated fellowship.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will have the opportunity to participate in over ten federally funded research projects, gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct rigorous research. During the fellowship, postdoctoral researchers will work alongside experts and peer mentors to design and implement independent research studies culminating in peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Fellows will benefit from research-practitioner partnerships and mentorship in advanced statistics. The skills gained from this experience will prepare fellows to obtain external funding for their own independent research program.
Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community.
This position may be a hybrid of on-site work and remote work as decided by supervisor.
Fellows will achieve the following competencies through development of knowledge and expertise in:
Competencies in ASD/EBD Content Areas.
Competencies in Research Skills and Knowledge.
Location and Commitment. The program is at the JGCP, a community-based urban research facility affiliated with the Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas and the Children’s
Campus of Kansas City. JGCP (http://www.jgcp.ku.edu), located in Kansas City, KS although some of the mentoring and research may take place in Lawrence, KS.
This position requires a two-year commitment and location within the Kansas City-Lawrence, KS area. Granting agency requires that candidates for this position be either U.S. citizens or
permanent U.S. residents. Postdoctoral Researchers must have completed their doctorates prior to their appointments. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Continuation after one year also is dependent on yearly funding and satisfactory annual evaluations.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with faculty mentors as follows:
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have successfully defended a dissertation and have completed all PhD requirements.
SALARY: $60,000 annually, plus health benefits.
REVIEW DATE: October 23, 2023
START DATE: Review of applications will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified. Start date is tentatively set for August 19, 2024.
HOW TO APPLY: For more information and to apply online, go to employment.ku.edu/staff/26352BR
Additionally, a cover letter, vitae, professional writing sample (e.g., publication, dissertation) and contact information for three professional references who can speak to your experiences and qualifications are required.
In the cover letter, please indicate how you see this particular training experience helping advance your professional skills and goals with conducting translational research in schools or post-secondary transition settings. Also, please include paragraphs describing what you would like to accomplish in each of the following domains: (1) in research on individuals with EBD and/or ASD, and (2) methodological skills and knowledge.
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Howard Wills at email@example.com. For questions about the application process, please contact Diana Skill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Funding source mandates that applicants must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The successful Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the
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