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Research Assistant/Research Associate - Archive
Technical Assistance and Consulting Services

Posting: 011206
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-01-31

Technical Assistance and Consulting Services (TACS) at the University of Oregon wishes to open a pool to which interested candidates may apply for any and all upcoming positions.  Pool applicants will be considered for positions if and when they become available.  These are grant funded positions;, salary range dependent upon position, education and experience.

TACS provides technical assistance to State Education Agencies and State Lead Agencies to improve educational programs and services for children with disabilities and their families.

Qualifications: Research Assistant: minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Master’s or doctorate preferred.  Research Associate: minimum Doctorate from an accredited college or university.  Successful applicants should have training and experience in any of the following: 1) special education, 2) general education policy development and program improvement, 3) developmental research.  Relevant training may be pre-service or in-service.  A minimum of three years’ experience at the state level or three years’ experience conducting educationally based empirical research.  Familiarity with federal reporting requirements is preferred.  Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

Duties may include any of the following:

  • conducting policy analyses and using quantitative methods to conduct program evaluations;
  • researching educational policy, program development, systemic improvement, and educational interventions and practices shown to improve results for students with disabilities;
  • advising clients on the implementation of research-based practices that may assist them with systems change activities for improving results for students with disabilities;
  • planning and conducting culturally appropriate events, such as training activities, teleconferences and stakeholder meetings at which research-based practices are disseminated;
  • researching, designing and repackaging scientifically-based educational research and policy information for purposes of producing presentations and publications for a variety of cultural audiences;
  • facilitating state efforts to implement the requirements of IDEA and NCLB by providing research-based information through: reviewing state reports, analyzing state data and planning and implementing improvement strategies and activities.

Travel required.

For more information:

1268 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1268
(541) 346-5641

Application Procedure:

A completed application includes: a University of Oregon Application form; a cover letter; a resume or vita; a sample of professional writing ability; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references.  Please reference posting number (011206) with application.

Send application packet to:

Business Manager
Technical Assistance and Consulting Services
1268 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1268

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The successful candidate(s) will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.