Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Education Policy - The University of Texas at El Paso

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Education Policy, El Paso, TX, Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions, a national NSF INCLUDES alliance, and the Center for Education Research and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso College of Education.

The University of Texas at El Paso Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), in collaboration with the Center for Education Research and Policy Studies (CERPS), is accepting applications for a 1-2 year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Education Policy.

Responsibilities. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for collecting and analyzing primary data from partner institutions of higher education, working with individuals at those institutions to develop new survey instruments, and analyzing secondary datasets accessed through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and other sources. The Fellow will contribute to the development of semi-annual reports that will be shared with partner institutions. The individual will work directly with partner institutions to translate the results of their analyses in ways that contribute to a continuous improvement model. As part of the Fellowship, the individual will have opportunities to publish in academic journals and will be allotted some time to develop their own research agenda. The Fellow will work with Dr. David Knight, Director of CERPS.

Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative research skills, experience working with educational survey and administrative data, especially IPEDS, and a record of, or potential for developing, a well-focused research agenda. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or Ed.D in education, education policy, economics, public policy, or a related field. Prior experience with the statistical program STATA is a benefit. Preference will be given to applicants with a research agenda focused on Latinx students and issues pertaining to educational equity and social justice.

About the project. The University of Texas at El Paso has established a consortium of more than 60 institutions and organizations from the public and private sector as part of a national effort to increase the number of Hispanic students who participate in computing. The consortium, called the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) is the recent recipient of a $9.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The long-term vision for CAHSI is to ensure Hispanics comprise 20 percent of graduates in computing disciplines, nationally, by 2030. Dr. Ann Gates leads CAHSI and serves as the Principal Investigator for the funded project. The recently funded project includes a Data Management team that will provide data analysis to inform continuous improvement. The team will be led by Dr. David Knight and the Postdoctoral Fellow. The NSF grant is part of the Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) program. NSF INCLUDES is a large-scale effort to improve U.S. leadership in science and engineering by recruiting and developing talented individuals from all sectors and groups into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

To apply, please send an application to Dr. Knight via email at dsknight@utep.edu. A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and the names of two references familiar with your work. If you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact Dr. Knight via email at dsknight@utep.edu or phone at 915-747-5949.