Bureau of Child Research
Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at understanding how teacher perceptions impact the outcomes of preschool children. We are seeking 1 part-time (50% FTE) Research Aide who will be responsible for administering assessments and study procedures in preschool classrooms across the United States.
The Research Aide will work under general direction from the project’s Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators to conduct pre-designed research activities. The Research Aide will administer assessments to preschool children and teachers across the nation. The Research Aide will also be responsible for scheduling and managing assessment dates, as well as training a Research Aide on assessment administration. The Research Aide will assist with participant enrollment and preparing materials for enrollment and assessments. This position requires expertise and experience in education settings, as well as strong organizational and communication skills, ability to plan and manage time effectively, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team of professionals. Further, this position requires travel across the United States.
Must have reliable transportation and ability to be flexible in scheduling around school and staff schedules. Must have availability to travel across the United States, as approximately 20% of job duties will entail travel. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on satisfactory yearly evaluation and funding. Position is located in Kansas City, KS with travel across the United States.
- 50% - Assist with the preparation of study materials, and data entry and checking.
- 20% - Conduct child and teacher assessments and surveys.
- 10% - Conduct observations in preschool classrooms of teachers’ interactions with children ages 3-5 years.
- 10% - Enroll children and teachers in the study.
- 10% - Attend program team meetings and research project meetings.
Contact Information to Applicants
If you have questions about the position, you may email Brian Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Diana Skill at (913) 735-2612.
Additional Candidate Instruction
Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume/vitae and current contact information for three professional references. Candidates who do not submit ALL of the above through the online system, will not be considered. Please do not email application materials.
Review of applications will begin September 23, 2019 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.
Advertised Salary Range
$12.56—$18.22, hourly, $13,061—$18,939 annually, commensurate with experience and education.
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Juniper Gardens Area
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Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding
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