The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies is pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Associate position in Urban Studies. The Associate will be awarded for a one-year period beginning in September 2020; there is a possibility of a one-year renewal. The position carries a stipend of $55,000 per year, plus health benefits, plus $3,000 in research funds. Very strong preference this year will be given to candidates with backgrounds in educational research and practice, but other specialities might be considered. The position must be committed to using research as a tool for achieving equity.
The Associate will primarily work on research that supports the efforts in the metropolitan area to more effectively use data to support school change and improved youth outcomes. A mixed methods background is ideal, but strong quantitative skills are essential. Experience with place-based research, particularly with a local research-practice partnership would be very advantageous, as would familiarity with the design and maintenance of databases. Familiarity with continuous improvement/ improvement science models very helpful. Practical experience working in an urban context is desireable.
As a major public university in New Jersey’s largest city, Rutgers University-Newark provides students with the knowledge and preparation necessary for leadership roles in an increasingly complex society, with particular attention to its public mission and building a civic dialogue. The campus is the most diverse national university in the United States and is ranked twelfth among doctoral degree-granting small universities in the country. Total enrollment is more than 11,000 degree and non-degree students. The Cornwall Center is one manifestation of the University's commitment to building, in partnership with local residents, a more vibrant community. Its specific mission is conducting research and demonstration projects that improve the quality of life in metropolitan New Jersey, especially for the most vulnerable residents.
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