[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Postdoc position at Purdue

Scott Briggs sbriggs at ucar.edu
Wed Aug 2 07:31:09 MDT 2017

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From: Julie Libarkin <libarkin at msu.edu>
Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 5:44 PM
Subject: Postdoc position at Purdue
To: GEOED-RESEARCH at list.msu.edu

Purdue’s Evaluation and Learning Research Center (ELRC) is looking to hire
an energetic postdoctoral research associate to join our team. The ELRC,
housed in the College of Education, is a nationally and internationally
recognized leader in education research and evaluation. Known by federal
agencies for conducting rigorous research and evaluation, the ELRC
maintains of portfolio of 20 active projects, adds credibility and value to
over 40 proposals each year, and consults with faculty across the Purdue
University campus and beyond on a host of nascent stage projects. ELRC
evaluation expertise is often a win differentiator for competitive
proposals; and scholarship driven by ELRC professionals propels Purdue into
the national conversation surrounding evidence-based education reform. The
ELRC is seen as a national model for effective research and evaluation
focused on education and organizational development. A research center in
its own right, the ELRC provides assessment and evaluation services in
support of other Centers and Units on campus, as well as external
evaluation for nonPurdue projects. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will
work with ELRC staff to: 1) collaborate with current and potential partners
to design, execute and communicate comprehensive, contextually appropriate
and, culturally responsive evaluations of learning-related projects; and 2)
identify, plan, conduct and publish original scholarly research on learning
related to the center’s mission, goals and work. The successful candidate

·            Possess a broad understanding of social science research and
methods and theories

·            Have very strong technical skill and experience in
quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation and research methods

·            Be able to creatively adapt and apply existing knowledge and
expertise to novel contexts

·            Function as a positive contributor in a fast paced,
collaborative, team environment

·            Be welcoming to collaboration on research and evaluation

·            Have strong interpersonal skills and professionalism as a
collegial team member

·            Demonstrate strong oral, written, and graphical communication

·            Possess knowledge of Human Subjects Research Protection
processes and procedures

·            Show promise as a productive scholar in a learning research

·            Have some familiarity with government and foundation funding
agencies and experience crafting research or evaluation proposals

·            Possess curiosity, interest in continued learning, and

The ELRC encourages a collaborative environment and is the home of a
dynamic team of professional staff and graduate students. The postdoctoral
research associate will be supported and mentored by ELRC staff to create a
professional development plan that supports their personal and professional

This postdoctoral research associate position is a one-year term that is
renewable for up to 2 additional years, contingent on performance and
availability of funding. Interested individuals are encouraged to send a
copy of their CV, a research statement, and a professional writing sample
to Loran Carleton Parker at carleton at purdue.edu.  Purdue University is an
equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.

Scott Briggs
Administrative Assistant
NCAR Education and Outreach
Advanced Study Program
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