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|The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with training in education and qualitative or mixed methods to work with Associate Professor Emily Rauscher and Professor Susanna Loeb on a sponsored project funded by the Gilead Foundation. Using near-random funding increases, mixed methods, and rigorous analyses to assess impact on education and health, the study will identify which types of spending are most beneficial for student well-being, particularly among Black and Latinx students and schools. The goal is to identify targeted funding strategies that build on local strengths and increase wellbeing through equity.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in collection and analysis of interviews and survey data, to gather information from superintendents, principals, teachers, and parents in 9 California high schools. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assist with community engagement, literature reviews, manuscript production for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences. Publications stemming from the project will be co-authored with Professors Rauscher and Loeb. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is encouraged to lead at least one paper, to publish their independent research, and to participate in the active communities at the PSTC and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform.
The preferred candidate will have a PhD in a social science discipline with a specialization in education or health, a theoretical and empirical familiarity with the field of education, health, or inequality, experience in qualitative data collection, qualitative data analysis, survey methodology, experience using NVivo or another qualitative data analysis package, excellent communication and writing skills, and fluent Spanish language skills.
The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023, but could be earlier for a candidate who has already received a PhD. The initial term of appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. In addition to an annual salary of $64,000, the Research Associateship provides office space, health benefits, and a funds to attend one or more scientific conferences.
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