The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks a full-time Research Specialist to work on school-based prevention projects implemented in Maryland and Virginia. This position is in Charlottesville, VA and affiliated with the Youth-Nex Center for Effective Youth Development. The Research Specialist will be responsible for organizing and completing data collection as part of research studies being conducted within participating public-school systems funded by the various federal agencies (e.g., Institute of Educational Education Services Sciences, and National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities). The research studies focus largely on issues related to student behavioral and mental health, social-emotional learning, school climate, and classroom-based supports for students and teachers. The research specialist will support the collection of survey data and school-based observational data using mobile tablets. The specialist will also oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of short-term data collectors for the conduct of classroom and school observations and school fidelity measures. Further, the specialist will provide general administrative and reporting support to the research team.
Internal Number: R0010591
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.