Research Scientist

The University of Georgia in Georgia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 24, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

OVERVIEW: The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is a research and development Center in the College of Education with a mission to improve education in reducing group-based disparities. This faculty position has been created to expand the center's capacity to achieve its mission through developing successful grant proposals.  The individual will report to the executive director and support the mission of CLASE. Research experience and evidence of success in attracting funding, grant development, and related skills are required. This academic year position will have 100% budgeted time for research. Summer funding will be dependent on available funding. Collaboration with academic collaborators/programs aligned with the mission may be possible. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1st, 2015.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in education or psychology or related area with knowledge of mixed methods research design; area of specialization is open.  The candidate should have a strong interest and experience in working the centers educational Latino mission. History of active research, grant writing in education is essential. Desired experiences include; bilingualism, advanced quantitative expertise, evidence of scholarly productivity and success in securing research funding.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  The individual will engage in grant writing, project coordination, design, dissemination activities, and help write and publish policy briefs and other projects with the Centers Executive Director.   Responsibilities may also include implementing projects in the community and schools, creating a policy voice through web, publications, conferences, and other means.


APPLICATION: Submit letter of application describing research interests and experiences, vita, reprints or preprints, and the names of three references to Pedro R. Portes, Chair, CLASE, 125 Aderhold Hall, UGA College of Education, Athens, GA  30602. (Email:

Review of applications will begin November 17th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is an educational research and development center at the University of Georgia. For information regarding the Center, see our web site -

The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.  Georgia is an Open Records state.  Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the search chair.


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