Assistant Research Professor

University of Kansas
March 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50M
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Assistant Research Professor - 24354BR

Assistant Research Professor


Achievement & Assessment Inst


University of Kansas Lawrence Campus



Employee Class:

A-Unclassified Academic Staff

Position Overview

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 development.
  • 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.
  • Job Description

    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 technology.

    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.
  • Required Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Track record working as part of a collaborative research team.
  • Additional Candidate Instructions

    A complete application consists of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 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

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