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[xmca] FW: CLASE search for Research Scientist and 2013-2014 Graduate Assistants


Good morning,

For your interest:

The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is a growing research and development center located in the College of Education (http://www.coe.uga.edu<http://www.coe.uga.edu/>) at the University of Georgia (http://www.uga.edu<http://www.uga.edu/>) in Athens, Georgia.  We are currently seeking to fill a position for a Research Scientist and hoping to attract some cream of the crop candidates.  We currently conduct research to provide meaningful and productive educational experiences for Latino children through teacher professional development and methods used in the classroom.  More information for our position can be found in the attached announcement.

We are also recruiting for our 2013-2014 The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars graduate assistants (announcement attached) and want you to feel free to pass the announcement along to any interested individuals or listservs that you may have access to.

The University of Georgia (UGA) is located in Athens, Georgia about 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. UGA was chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in January 1785 to become America’s first state university. Today UGA is recognized as one of the nation’s leading public universities. Athens is a vibrant college town of more than 110,000 residents. Over the years, Athens has become a cultural hotspot, a mecca for music and the arts.

Our request is to ask you to share our announcements for a Research Scientist and for graduate assistants with colleagues and through email and listservs to connect us with a broader audience for dissemination.  We are happy to speak with you or other interested persons about these positions.  Contact information is:

Pedro R. Portes, Ph.D.
Executive Director for CLASE
(706) 542-3997

Our Research Scientist announcement is included below.

Research Scientist
Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE)
UGA College of Education
The University of Georgia
January 30, 2013

OVERVIEW: The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is a research and development Center in the College of Education with a mission to improve education in reducing group-based disparities. This faculty position has been created to expand the center's capacity to achieve its mission through developing successful grant proposals.  The individual will report to the executive director and support the mission of CLASE. Research experience and evidence of success in attracting funding, grant development, and related skills are required. This academic year position will have 100% budgeted time for research. Summer funding will be dependent on available funding. Tie-ins with academic collaborators/programs aligned with the mission may be possible.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in education or psychology or related area with knowledge of mixed methods research design; area of specialization is open.  The candidate should have a strong interest and experience in working the center’s educational Latino mission. History of active research, grant writing in education is essential. Desired experiences include; bilingualism, advanced quantitative expertise, evidence of scholarly productivity and success in securing research funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The individual will engage in grant writing, project coordination, design, dissemination activities, and help write and publish policy briefs and other projects with the Center’s Executive Director.   Responsibilities may also include implementing projects in the community and schools, creating a policy voice through web, publications, conferences, and other means.

APPLICATION: Submit letter of application describing research interests and experiences, vita, reprints or preprints, and the names of three references to Pedro R. Portes, Chair, CLASE, 125 Aderhold Hall, UGA College of Education, Athens, GA  30602. (Email: portes@uga.edu<mailto:portes@uga.edu>)

DEADLINE:  Complete applications received by January 30, 2013 are assured full consideration.

The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is an educational research and development center at the University of Georgia. For information regarding the Center, see our web site  http://www.coe.uga.edu/clase

The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.  Georgia is an Open Records state.  Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the search chair.


The Goizueta Foundation, founded by Roberto C. Goizueta (former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company), established The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund to enhance the education and skills of graduate students committed to improving Latino education. Our center’s Graduate Scholars are expected to learn and contribute to the educational improvement of underrepresented groups in the United States after they complete graduate school.  The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE), housed in the College of Education at UGA, trains and supervises campus-wide graduate assistantships awarded to outstanding graduate students.

This assistantship consists of a total stipend of $12,000, paid over ten months. In addition, students awarded these assistantships are eligible for a reduced tuition rate, paying only $25 per semester plus student fees. Students spend 13 hours per week starting in August 2013, working with the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. Assistantships are awarded for one year, and may be renewed for up to two additional years based on excellent performance and satisfactory progress towards degree.

Eligible students are current or incoming graduate students (preferably doctoral level students admitted to the Graduate School and a graduate program by the nomination deadline) in any department or college at the University of Georgia who have:
•    An outstanding academic record
•    Interest/expertise/experience in Latino education and/or potential and intent to contribute to Latino education in the United States during completion of graduate school and afterwards.
•    Proficiency in Spanish
•    Citizenship, permanent residence, family in the U.S., or other indicia of intent to remain in the U.S. following graduation

New Applicants:   Applicants must submit electronically as a single .pdf, the following information: a letter of application describing how the applicant meets the eligibility and selection criteria (including Spanish proficiency, academic goals/department, and commitment to Latino education/outreach), a resume with contact information, and two letters of recommendation with contact information. Compile in the order listed above and save as a single Adobe Acrobat file, named with the last name of the applicant and “Goizueta” (for example, Matthews_Goizueta.pdf) and uploaded. Submission of application materials for the competition may be sent electronically to:  http://grad.uga.edu/goizueta.
Continuing Applicants: In place of the above, current recipients of The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund Assistantships who are applying for an additional year of funding should provide directly to CLASE (by the same deadline as below):
1.    a letter from the Department Head or Graduate Coordinator indicating that the student is making satisfactory progress towards his/her degree;
2.    a letter from the candidate outlining accomplishments as a Graduate Scholar, expressing interest in and justifying the request for an additional year of funding.

Priority for these awards will go to students based on the following criteria:
•    Interest in Latino education, culture, and related research.
•    Strength of academic record.
•    Strength of applications and references by department and professional references.
•    Strong commitment to Latino education and potential for impact in the United States after completion of graduate school as top scholars and/or professionals.

All nominations for new candidates should be sent electronically to http://grad.uga.edu/goizueta  by 5 pm on March 15, 2013.

Current recipients applying for an additional year of funding should provide their letters by the same deadline (3/15/13) to CLASE, 125 Aderhold Hall. Candidates for these assistantships may also be interviewed (in person or by phone). Students will be informed of a decision in April 2013.

Please direct any questions regarding these assistantships to CLASE Assistant Director Dr. Paula Mellom (pjmellom@uga.edu<mailto:pjmellom@uga.edu>, 706-542-3415).


Sandy Smith


UGA College of Education

125 Aderhold Hall

Athens, GA 30602

Office: (706) 542-3997

Fax: (706) 583-8207

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