The ECEI is in search of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to join our team. This position offers collaborative and independent research opportunities at the Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa (OU-Tulsa). It is an opportunity to join an existing research group dedicated to applied research in early childhood, with a special focus on birth through age 8 populations and settings. Applicants with research interest and expertise in infant-toddler care and education and/or historically underserved populations, including Dual Language Learners and children living in poverty, are especially desired. The major responsibilities include conceptualizing research questions based on data from ECEI projects (e.g., local Head Start evaluation projects) and/or national datasets (e.g., Baby FACES, FACES, ECLS-B, and ECLS-K), analyzing data, preparing manuscripts suitable for publication in leading journals, serving as an analyst on senior researchers’ papers, collaborating with ECEI staff and affiliates in preparing proposals for external funding and responding to RFPs. Successful candidate will lead and/or work closely with interdisciplinary staff/faculty/student research teams in all aspects of research.
This position is a one-year appointment. Upon satisfactory performance, reappointment for additional years possible. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
SOME REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
Develop independent line of research consistent with ECEI’s identified research themes and in collaboration with ECEI staff.
Develop publications from existing ECEI and/or national datasets. Become familiar with existing ECEI and/or national datasets, generate research questions, analyze data, and draft publications suitable for leading journals.
Collaborate with research project teams. Work closely with interdisciplinary staff/faculty/student research teams in all aspects of research; collaborate in the preparation of manuscripts and proposals for external funding.
Analytical support. Conduct basic analyses and advanced quantitative methodologies (e.g., structure equation models, multi-level models, and mixture models).
Supervision/Task Delegation. Delegate tasks, as appropriate, among ECEI staff to carry out analyses and publications for the ECEI and research partners, mentor junior staff.
Education: Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, Psychology, or related field. Candidates who will graduate in 2021 are welcome to apply as well.
Experience: Candidate should have interest and expertise in early childhood education research. Strong skills in quantitative analysis and success in peer-reviewed publications required.
Internal Number: 211622
About Early Childhood Education Institute
Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma just 20 mins. south of Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is slightly more than 20,000, giving students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. With three campuses in Oklahoma, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations and OU campuses overseas.