Assistant Research Professor/Associate Director of Data, Research and Evaluation
Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Pre-k - 12 School
Internal Number: 2017
The Children’s Equity Project (CEP) in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is seeking an assistant research professor/associate director of data, research, and evaluation to join our team. This is a full-time, fiscal-year, benefits-eligible appointment. The successful candidate will have an unwavering commitment to equity and social justice and professional interests and experiences that reflect the goals and mission of the CEP. The candidate should have expertise working with complex data systems, quantitative and qualitative research experience, a strong understanding of program and policy evaluation, and experience with measurement and assessment issues. They should have experience with partnering with community organizations to conduct rigorous research. They should have strong knowledge of child development, early childhood and/or K-12 education systems; and experience with federal, state, and/or local policy.
The individual will lead the CEP’s data, research, and evaluation strategy and work in partnership with the Executive Director to ensure that all CEP activities are aligned with the latest science. The individual will lead a team in applied policy data analysis and generating original applied research that will contribute to building more equitable learning systems for young learners. The individual will also play a key role in the CEP’s partnerships with systems leaders and policy makers and deliver individualized data analysis and policy evaluation to support effective, equitable systems-level interventions.
This position can be located in Tempe, AZ, or remotely.
Leads CEP data and research strategy, including ensuring CEP is continuously engaged in conducting cutting edge applied research to advance equity in learning settings;
Designing data analytic plans, conducting complex data analyses with various large data sets, and drawing implications for practice and policy;
Strategically applying for research and evaluation grants that can help advance equity in learning systems.
Ensures all CEP projects and activities are aligned with the latest science and leads evaluation of CEP training, technical assistance, and policy recommendations.
Works closely and collaboratively with the CEP’s training and technical assistance and policy teams.
Work with states and local communities to advance equity through individualized data analysis and policy evaluation.
Participate in and contribute to CEP network convenings and meetings
Manage multiple competing priorities aligned with the CEP’s mission and goals
Doctoral degree in education, public policy, school psychology, social work, family and human development, or related field by time of appointment.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Advanced quantitative research skills
Experience with assessment and measurement issues at the child, classroom and program level
Experience partnering with community based organizations to conduct rigorous, applied research
Experience in qualitative research design and data analytic methods
Experience in policy development, implementation, or advocacy at the federal, state, or local levels
Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood and K-12 education equity issues
Applied experience with children and families, including teaching or serving other applied roles in early learning of K-12 systems
The Children's Equity Project (CEP) is an initiative of the Sanford School and is led in partnership with scholars from institutions across the United States including Yale University, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, The Center for Racial Equity and Excellence, and the University of California Los Angeles, among many others. The CEP focuses on closing opportunity gaps and dismantling systemic racism in learning settings to ensure that children reach their full potential.
The CEP works at the intersection of research, practice, and policy and focuses on a range of equity issues in the early years and the early grades, including but not limited to, disproportionate discipline, corporal punishment, and bias; immigration and young children; language policies and supporting dual language learners; inclusion of children with disabilities; maternal and child health disparities; and issues affecting children in tribal communities.