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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Morgridge College Of Education
University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
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Date Posted 03/22/2019
Postdoctoral-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Job Description

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education (MCE--LINK: https://morgridge.du.edu/) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with our incoming Kennedy Endowed Professor in Urban Education, Dr. Phil Strain--LINK: https://morgridge.du.edu/acclaimed-autism-researcher-joins-mce/ . MCEs mission and vision are aligned with the larger university with our goals to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning, development, health and wellness throughout the lifespan, and who promote educational and social equity. Our college emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, multicultural sensitivity, and competence.


Position Summary

The Postdoctoral Research and Technical Assistance Fellowship is an opportunity to participate in multiple research/technical assistance projects involving the expansion of inclusionary options for preschoolers with special needs, replicating the LEAP model of early autism intervention, addressing disproportionality in disciplinary practices, and generally promoting the use of evidence-based practices in early care and education settings. The fellow will collaborate with faculty and staff on related federal grant projects as well as work with colleagues at various universities across the United States. There will also be opportunities to teach and to collaborate with other professionals and other postdoctoral fellows throughout the University of Denver. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to attend national meetings and workshops individualized to extend their knowledge of research and technical assistance. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment will commence between July 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019.


Essential Functions

The fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda within the scope of these projects. In summary, the fellow will have an opportunity to engage in the following: Take a primary role in several large funded projects Use state-of-the-art research methodologies Use state-of-the-art distance technology for training and technical assistance Study and develop resources for in-depth learning and teaching Study the use of evidence-based practices and inclusion with young children Study the use of evidence-based practices and inclusion in professional development Collaborate with professors and professionals from varied disciplines Apply sophisticated multi-method research and technical assistance techniques to address problems of practice.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in the fields of early childhood special education; early childhood education; developmental psychology; special education; educational leadership; learning sciences; research design, evaluation, and statistics; or other related fields.

  • Demonstrated record of experience in the following: providing technical assistance to practitioners around evidence-based practices, developing policy white papers, presenting papers and workshops at national meetings, publishing scholarly works, and promoting advocacy and systems change around issues of inclusion and equity in early childhood.


Work Schedule

To be coordinated directly with hiring manager.


Application Deadline 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Phil Strain, Kennedy Endowed Chair in Urban Education at phillip.strain@du.edu; questions regarding the application process should be directed to MCE.HumanResources@du.edu.


Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume

  2. A Cover Letter outlining your fit with the position

  3. List of at least professional references


The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 


All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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