Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate - USC Rossier School of Education

The University of Southern California Rossier School of Education is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to pursue research focusing on the adoption, use, and impact of textbooks and other curriculum materials in mathematics, science, and English Language Arts in the five largest U.S. states (with opportunities for other subjects depending on state). This project is led by USC researcher Morgan Polikoff, Associate Professor of K-12 education policy.

We seek a post-doctoral fellow to contribute to this line of research. This fellowship will provide opportunities for a junior researcher to contribute to the project’s goals while developing a range of research skills. The fellow will participate in all project activities, including leading data collection and analysis for planned investigations, devising and carrying out their own investigations on this topic, collaborating on peer-reviewed and policy-focused publications, and seeking additional funds to continue the work. The fellow would also have time for independent and collaborative research. We are seeking a fellow with expertise in econometric analyses including continuous interrupted time series and propensity score methods. A substantive interest in curriculum materials and their effects is desired, but not required.

The project is based at the USC Rossier School of Education, a leading educational research institution, located in Los Angeles, California. Applicants should have a completed doctoral degree in education policy or a related field. This position is a full-time appointment through at least summer 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Application review will begin January 10, 2017, and the position start date is as early as February 1, 2017.

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