Assistant Research Professor - 24354BR
Assistant Research Professor
Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
A-Unclassified Academic Staff
The Achievement and Assessment Institute is looking for an Assistant Research
Professor to work on building out the Enhanced Learning Maps with research-
based grade 2 (initially) reading professional development and instructional
materials and conduct efficacy research. The incumbent will also submit grant
proposals and publish research articles in peer reviewed journals. This is a
full time, 12-month, unclassified academic staff hybrid position, which may
require some time on-site at the St. Andrews Office Facility.
The Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) is a designated research
center with an annual budget of $50M, over 340 full time staff and 153
temporary staff (GRAs, Students, and Temps). The Achievement & Assessment
Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas exists to improve the
performance of children, adults, and organizations throughout local, state,
and national communities. AAI currently includes ten centers, which represent
a diversity of services and programs and supports faculty research, both in
the School of Education and Human Sciences and other academic units. AAI
centers are strongly mission driven, but also are significantly more
entrepreneurial than a typical university research center. The AAI mission is
accomplished in five primary ways.
Partnering with local, state, national, and global communities to apply
scholarship to implement programs with direct public impact.
Developing and publishing generalizable knowledge that allows leveraging
of the solutions developed so that the success of the first part of our
mission is magnified.
Providing faculty with the support and encouragement they need to generate
resources for research and development in support of enhanced achievement
of individuals and organizations.
Providing students with experiences vital to their professional
The Institute and its centers also provide opportunities for undergraduate
and graduate students to obtain valuable research and on-the-job
employment experience while completing coursework.
55% - Research-based development and evaluation of educational products to
support struggling learners and their teachers.
Initial development will be for the grade 2 reading component of the
Enhanced Learning Maps
Design and conduct of efficacy studies. Establish, develop, and sustain
program of research
Engage in pursuit of external funding to sustain research program
Prepare and submit proposals to secure funding
Ensure goals and activities of funded projects are achieved
35% - Responding to requests for proposals and development and carrying out of
an educational research agenda related to durable skills and/or educational
10% - Service & Other Duties
Service to AAI, KU, or the profession.
Participate in peer review for journal editorial boards, federal granting agencies, and foundations.
Serve as officer in professional societies and associations
Disseminate and publish research
Present research or findings to governmental, professional, and community organizations.
Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. (obtained by start date of appointment) in special education with a focus on instructional design and educational technology.
A minimum of 5 years of experience working as a special education teacher.
A minimum of 2 years of project experience related to educational technology.
A minimum of 2 years of project experience related to the development of durable skills.
A minimum of 2 years of experience conducting research and a record of publication.
A minimum of 2 years of experience participating in grant development and submissions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials and interview.
Track record working as part of a collaborative research team.
Additional Candidate Instructions
A complete application consists of:
Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Review of applications will begin on 3/20/2023. Please apply by the
application review date.
Contact Information to Applicants
[email protected], [email protected]
Application Review Begins
Monday, March 20, 2023
Anticipated Start Date
Sunday, June 4, 2023