R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy and New York University's Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and Transformation of Schools invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral associate. The postdoctoral associate will work collaboratively with Dr. Lewis-McCoy and teams at RAND Corporation and Mathematica on evaluation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Networks for School Improvement portfolio.
We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to support our team in the following ways:
Research on continuous improvement in schools
Research on networks for school improvement
Qualitative interviews and observations
Project coordination and management (participant recruitment, scheduling, data management)
Communication and coordination with partner organizations
Develop research publications
Develop foundation facing publications
Assist Professor Lewis-McCoy in time-sensitive project-related reporting matters
The ideal candidate is committed to the study and address of race and class-based inequities in education. Additionally, they will have strong communication skills (writing, public speaking and digital communication), experience with community outreach, the ability to work well collaboratively, comfort in taking initiative, adept at meeting deadlines, creative problem solver, as well as the ability see the larger picture amidst working on smaller pieces.
PhD, EdD, or equivalent (preference to degrees in social science and education)
Previous experience with research on race, diversity, equity, and inclusion or related topics
Previous experience conducting qualitative analysis, experience with comparative case studies and mixed methods preferred
Previous experience working as part of a project team
To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by 04/01/2021 to the application portal:
A cover letter stating the applicant's field of study and status of their dissertation. The cover letter should not exceed 1000 words and should make clear their qualifications to work on a project that centers the address of race and class related educational inequities.
A current curriculum vitae
A writing sample
Two letters of recommendation
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