[xmca] FW: Georgia Measurement and Assessment Training - Postdoctoral Program

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at uga.edu>
Date: Fri Jul 11 2008 - 07:09:26 PDT


The Georgia Measurement and Assessment Training - Postdoctoral Program, a
collaborative between the Colleges of Education at the Georgia State
University and the University of Georgia seeks qualified candidates for a
two-year, postdoctoral training program, which is funded by the US
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The
postdoctoral program provides opportunities for Fellows to participate in a
program of study linked directly to on-going research activities, supported
by individualized learning opportunities including advanced statistical and
methodological training, and culminating in individualized programs of
applied academic and/or social behavior research. Postdoctoral fellows will
collaborate with scientists at both institutions to acquire advanced applied
assessment and measurement methodology competencies by working on current
and future research programs in the areas of applied educational and
psychological assessment, test development, analysis of score patterns that
characterize groups taking high stakes educational tests, research on
testing accommodations and alternate assessments, early intervention
oriented assessment and inter-vention programs for children with behavioral
and emotional problems that impede learning, classification methods for
child behavioral and emotional problems, and advanced measurement science
methodologies. Postdoctoral fellows will be provided with travel and
professional development stipends to support their work.


Minimum Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have a completed Ph.D.
with a major emphasis in educational statistics or measurement, school
psychology, special education, educational psychology or a related field by
August, 2008.


Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with
previous documented experience and interest in conducting research related
to applied, theoretical, or methodological aspects of child assessment,
statistics, measurement, psychometric theory, and related fields.


Although the training program presumes a two year appointment, due to
university regulations, this is a one year, end date position, which
requires renewal for a second year pending performance.


Candidates should submit a cover letter describing (a) professional research
interests, (b) research experience, (c) methodological and statistical
training, and (d) professional development and research goals to be pursued
during the fellowship, in addition to complete vita and three letters of
recommendation. Application materials should be submitted to Post Doctoral
Research Fellowship, c/o, Elisa Tate, Office of the Dean, College of
Education, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 30302 or electronically at
eduemt@langate.gsu.edu. Review of applications will begin 1 August, 2008,
and continue until positions are filled. The start date is negotiable but
may be no later than October, 2009. Questions may be directed to Professors
Randy Kamphaus at rkamphaus@gsu.edu or Allan Cohen at acohen@uga.edu.


xmca mailing list
Received on Fri Jul 11 07:10 PDT 2008

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri Aug 01 2008 - 00:30:07 PDT