Assistant/Associate Professor Children's Learning Institute
UT Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX

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The Children's Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) invites applications for one tenure track Assistant/Associate level faculty position to begin August of 2012.

The Division is seeking outstanding researchers at the Assistant or
Associate levels. Primary responsibilities will include serving as the
lead statistician for ongoing research projects; conducting analyses
and writing up results for collaborative manuscript submissions; preparing data analysis plans and conducting power analyses for grant proposals.

Additional Summary Specific to Job
Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Education, Psychology, Quantitative Methods, or other related field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate expertise in advanced statistical techniques including, but not limited to, multilevel modeling, SEM, longitudinal data analysis, item response theory, and latent class/profile analysis, as well as expertise in common software packages for their implementation (SAS, Stata, and/or R; Mplus, EQS, AMOS, LISREL, Latent Gold).

Finally, candidates will have a well established program of applied research in the area of preschool or school-age literacy, math, cognition, or quantitative methods as applied to one
of these areas.

Organizational Requirements
The Children's Learning Institute is uniquely comprised of faculty from a variety of disciplines who engage in applied scientific research, provision of educational services, and policy activities aimed at improving scholastic outcomes of vulnerable children. Faculty research reflects intersections among expertise in neuropsychology, neuroimaging, genetics, developmental pediatrics, psychology (cognitive, developmental, school, clinical, and quantitative),statistics, speech-language pathology, curriculum and instruction,literacy and mathematics, and education policy. Accordingly, the successful candidate will have an appreciation for a multidisciplinary work environment and may engage in cross-disciplinary collaborations with faculty in the Institute. The Institute has extensive sociopolitical networks and well established infrastructure conducive for large scale school-based research.

Departmental Requirements/Preferences
Candidates interested and experienced with both federally funded research projects and state funded research contracts would fit particularly well in the Institute's mission of advancing science, education, health, and policy.

Competitive salaries, a high return rate on indirect costs, and
attractive supports for research are available, including start-up
research funds and no teaching requirements.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the positions are filled. Submit curriculum vitae, statement of
interest, three selected reprints, and letters of recommendation.

UTHealth|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is an EO/AA employer, M/F/D/V. This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code ยง51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

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