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Postdoctoral Scholar

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education

Department: Educational and Community Supports
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
January 2, 2019; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete online applications must include a resume and letter of interest indicating how you meet the qualifications of the position.

Department Summary
Educational and Community Supports (ECS) within the College of Education is a University of Oregon based research center that turns peer-reviewed research into real-world solutions. We are a leader in the data-based decision making space and pioneered solutions that enable educators to use student behavioral data when implementing real-time solutions in schools all over the United States and in over 10 international countries. Development at ECS blends cutting-edge research with a well-established and trusted educational service mission, sophisticated software and database architectures, and development tools. We offer a flexible, supportive, family-friendly work environment in a stimulating academic setting.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide postdoctoral scholars opportunities to develop research and scholarship skills in the field of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS). This position will write and publish peer-reviewed research reports, collaborate with university and school personnel on school-based implementation, contribute to and/or lead the writing of grant proposals, and coordinate longitudinal data collection.

This position works closely with and will be mentored by the ECS Director and Director of the Office of Special Education (OSEP) Technical Assistance center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), as well as members of the PBIS Research and Secondary Transition workgroups to complete tasks related to research project data collection and analysis, external grant writing, and grant management.

Position is a limited duration appointment potentially renewable for up to a total of three years.

Minimum Requirements
• Ph.D. in special education, psychology or related field by start of position.
• Demonstrated experience with web-based evaluation applications.
• Demonstrated experience implementing behavior support interventions in schools.
• Documented experience publishing research and demonstration outcomes.

Professional Competencies
• Documented knowledge of school-wide positive behavioral support.
• Knowledge about implementation technology related to educational innovations.
• Familiarity with statistical modeling of educational data (e.g. use of structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, regression analyses).

Preferred Qualifications
• Documented experience publishing professional manuscripts focused on educational innovations in schools.
• Demonstrated experience collaborating in research workgroups.
• Demonstrated experience delivering professional workshops and conference presentations.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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