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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Education/Science, UBC, Due: Nov 7, 2015

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – UBC

A part-time grant-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available beginning January 1, 2016, for one year initially with the possibility of an extension until May 2017. This position requires expertise in higher/health education specifically pertaining to the areas of curriculum, learning, and assessment.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A PhD degree in Education/Science.
  • Demonstrated scholarship evidence in the field of educational research.
  • Deep knowledge of various research methods commonly used in social science research.
  • Ability to prepare, implement and/or manage educational research projects.
  • Capacity to perform both quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
  • Very good interpersonal skills with experience in setting and achieving goals, both alone and in a team environment.
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Ability to arrange and present data analysis results to both health science professionals and educational researchers.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

It will be highly desirable if the candidate wishes to use this experience to also develop her/his own line of research, and can take the initiative to co-apply for research funding.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by November 7, 2015 to:

Ingrid Ellis

UBC Faculty of Dentistry

2199 Wesbrook Mall, JBM 382A

Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3

E-mail: iellis@dentistry.ubc.ca

Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

For any questions related to the nature of the job, please contact Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann at hsingchi.von.bergmann@ubc.ca.

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program For Faculty Diversity, Due: Nov. 16, 2015

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THE CAROLINA POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM FOR FACULTY DIVERSITY

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS NOVEMBER 16, 2015 at 11:59 EST

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD) is pleased to offer postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina.

The CPPFD is a nationally recognized and extremely competitive program. We typically receive more than 750 applications per year and typically fund 4-5 new postdoctoral researchers per year.

Stipend
$42,000 per calendar year and $2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.

Eligibility
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the current year.
The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.

AN IMPORTANT SECONDARY CRITERION IS THE SUPPORT OF PROSPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from American Indian, African American, and Hispanic scholars.  (American Indian candidates should be enrolled citizens of a federally-recognized tribe or a North Carolina state-recognized tribe.)

Application materials
Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle
Curriculum vitae
A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters) – Visual Artists should include a portfolio of their artwork in lieu of writing samples.*
Three references for letters of recommendation

All Materials must be submitted through online application system to be accepted.  Link will be active September 15, 2015
*VA Candidate’s Portfolio should include on a CD/DVD up to 16 images and/or 4 videos as well as a short description of each image/video. The CD/DVD should be mailed separately to

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
301 Bynum Hall, CB#4100
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-4100

Deadline
The application deadline is November 16 at 11:59 EST.

Contact Information
For questions or additional information regarding the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, please contact:

American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS)
Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote (Kiowa Tribe)
Coodinator, AIIS (in American Studies) and
Assistant Professor of American Studies
tonepahh@email.unc.edu

Jennifer Pruitt
Program Coordinator, CPPFD
jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
opa@email.unc.edu

Jobs – Several Positions for Doctoral Students in Education

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There are 5 job announcements targeted to education doctoral students below:

1. Postdoc Position: UC Davis School of Education. Please see the linked document outlining an open Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of California at Davis School of Education.

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2. Job Announcement: Indiana University Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Please see the linked advertisement for an open rank position in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University.

IU_Ed Leadership Faculty Search Description 2015

3. Job Announcement (2): University of Louisville. Please see the linked announcements for two positions at the University of Louisville. One for an Associate Professor and Program Director for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration; the other for a Assistant Professor for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration.

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4. Job Announcements (2): Vanderbilt University
Two Tenure Track Positions Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations. Please see below.

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

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Tenure-Track, Open Rank Faculty Position in Education Policy and Organizations
Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in Education Policy and Organizations. We seek a scholar who studies how school organization and organizational structures impact classroom instruction, student and teacher outcomes, and school performance, including attention to inequality and impacts on traditionally disadvantaged or marginalized populations. We are interested in scholars who use an organizational perspective to examine early childhood or K-12 education and educational policies, and/or the pipeline from K-12 to postsecondary schooling. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives, with a preference for researchers making use of mixed methods and/or survey research methods.

Candidates at the associate professor or professor level should have an established program of research and a record of accomplishment in securing external funding. Candidates at the assistant professor level should have a promising program of research that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output and a commitment to seeking external funding. All candidates should have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and an interest in working collaboratively with other faculty, students and staff.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Jason A. Grissom, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Higher Education Leadership and Policy
Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research agenda focused on the college student experience, broadly defined. We seek applicants whose work is grounded in the social sciences and who study the intersection of higher education institutions and students, and of the formal and informal policies, programs, and practices (whether at the organizational, state, or federal level) that contribute to both student success and failure in higher education. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives and encourage candidates who research the academic, social, and/or economic outcomes of diverse student populations. Candidates must show evidence of a methodologically rigorous, original research agenda that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output. Successful candidates will also demonstrate potential for obtaining extramural funding and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will teach in the student affairs concentration in the higher education degree programs, as well as contribute to the other undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Christopher P. Loss, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at christopher.p.loss@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

5. Job Announcement: University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for Urban Education Leadership.

The Center for Urban Education Leadership, within the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is launching a search for a full-time Visiting Research Specialist. The Center for Urban Education Leadership conducts research and policy work in urban school leadership, urban school improvement, and urban school leadership preparation and development.  The Center is connected with the UIC’s nationally-recognized Ed.D. program, which prepares transformational urban school leaders.

Online Posting: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=56185

Funding – Newberry Library Fellowships, Due: Nov. 15, 2015

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The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Please circulate this announcement amongst colleagues and students.

Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: November 15, 2015*
Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Fellowships provide a stipend of $4,200 per month. For more information, including a list of available Long-Term Fellowships, please visit:www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships

Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline: December 15, 2015*
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago Metro area. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry, with stipends of $2,500 per month. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection. For more information, including a list of available Short-Term Fellowships, please visit: www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships

*Please note our new deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Office of Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

312-255-3666 | research@newberry.org

Postdoctoral Fellow in Aboriginal Health

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Call for Applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Aboriginal Health

The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a multi-institutional, research project titled “Acting Out! But in a Good Way.” IPHRC past Postdoctoral Fellows have been successful in going on to secure employment in Canadian and U.S. universities and in health organizations.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in a sub-project of a larger project Iyiniw-Oskâtisak Pamihisowak: Using Indigenous Knowledge For A Healthier Aboriginal Youth described in the attached summary and funded by a Phase 3 Health Research Group Grant from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF). This fellowship will provide a stipend and research allowance to a PDF who will support and contribute to this project. For further information on the project, please refer to the project website: actingout.iphrc.ca.

Please note that this research will be conducted in partnership with Aboriginal communities and emphasize knowledge translation and capacity building in Aboriginal health research by individuals, communities, and institutions. Successful candidates must either be a Saskatchewan resident or be willing to relocate to Saskatchewan. The research will take place in Prince Albert and LaRonge.

Position Description/Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join an established team of Aboriginal health researchers who utilize a mixed-methods approach to research that includes community-based participatory, Indigenous, arts-based, and qualitative approaches. The PDF will have an opportunity to hone her or his skills in research by participating in data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The project will also provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to learn about research project management by managing a project at one site. The project will also provide an opportunity to participate in grant writing and build her or his CV by writing for publication.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have completed Ph.D. within 5 years of applying, have knowledge of the issues germane to Aboriginal peoples’ health, and have a demonstrated ability to carry out productive research. Candidates from a wide array of disciplines will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience working successfully within Aboriginal communities. The successful candidate must have a valid drivers licence and be willing to travel to research sites.

Duration: 1 year with a possibility of renewal
Amount of Award: $50,000.00 plus a $5,000 research allowance Deadline: Open until filled.

The application package should include:

  1. Covering letter;
  2. A description of how the proposed research plan will fit within the larger research project

    (2 pages maximum);

  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Two confidential letters of support to be sent directly to jo-ann.episkenew@uregina.ca

    from individuals who can comment on the candidate’s research ability and relevant work

    experiences, especially within the Aboriginal community;

  5. Official post-secondary transcripts and degree certificates;
  6. Proof of work/study permit (as appropriate);
  7. Copy of published articles.

Please send your application package to:

Prof. Jo-Ann Episkenew, Ph.D. Director
Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre CK115, University of Regina Jo-Ann.Episkenew@uregina.ca
(306) 337-3318

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships In American Indian Studies, Jan. 16, 2015

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CHANCELLOR’S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
seeks as many as two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic
year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working
association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the
fellow’s development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have
an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable
contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows
will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one
course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected
to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian
Studies Program. Positions may be renewable for a second year.

Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2015-2016
academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional
$5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related
expenses.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is
required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by
August 15, 2015. Preference will be given to those applicants who have
finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship
appointment period is from August 16, 2015, to August 15, 2016.

To Apply: Go to
http://go.illinois.edu/AISPostDocFellowshipRegistration and upload
your application materials:

Candidates should address a letter of application to Robert Warrior,
Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description
of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, a
curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two
letters of recommendation.

Applications received by January 16, 2015 will receive full
consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships
are filled. For further information, contact Matthew Sakiestewa
Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee,
American Indian Studies: tewa@illinois.edu, Phone: (217) 265-9870, or
visit the Program’s website at http://www.ais.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer
www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow – Gender & Feminist Ecologies, Dartmouth, Due Dec 10, 2014

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*New* GRID Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-17 (Deadline Dec 10, 2014)
The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2015 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2015-June 2017). Applicants may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis. While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, we especially encourage applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training.