Postdoctoral Fellows in Special Education Intervention Research Vanderbilt University
Final Slot Available for One Post-Doctoral Fellow Beginning January, 2012 for 20 Months
Vanderbilt University is inviting applications for post-doctoral fellows in the two year Postdoctoral Intervention Research Program in Special Education. Fellows will work closely with a faculty advisor in the Department of Special Education matched to their interests in intervention research and with Karen Harris, Project Director. The special education faculty at VU are nationally recognized as leaders in intervention research in special education (see Peabody’s special ed site for more information). Fellows are sought across the areas of Early Childhood, High Incidence (EBD/LD/ADHD and other struggling learners) and Severe Disabilities. Participating advisors include: Donald Compton, Stephen Elliott, Doug Fuchs, Lynn Fuchs, Steve Graham, Karen Harris, Mary Louise Hemmeter, Ann Kaiser, Erik Carter, Joseph Wehby, Mark Wolery, and Paul Yoder. Fellows will be prepared to make a difference in intervention research though (1) intensive mentoring by appropriate faculty members and the Project Director, (2) additional rigorous training in research methods and the science of learning beyond that received in their doctoral programs and tailored to their individual interests in intervention research, (3) concentrated experiences in one or more currently funded intervention research programs, (4) participation in an Intervention Research Reading Group that will allow intense study of critical works on intervention research, and (5) experience in writing IES research proposals, writing for publication, and presenting at research conferences. Upon completing this postdoctorate, fellows will have begun to build a programmatic line of research that will have significant impact on practice and the field of special education.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in special education or related area, as well as experience with individuals with or at risk for disabilities. Assistant professors as well as recent doctoral graduates are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should send a letter of application indicating their areas of interest in intervention research and relevant work, CV, and a list of references to Karen Harris (Karen.Harris [at] Vanderbilt [dot] edu). U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required. Applications will be reviewed as received. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary is $50,000 per year (the position is for 20 months only). This position begins in January, 2012 and concludes at the end of Summer semester, 2013.
Fellows will receive the postdoctoral health insurance, but no other benefits.
There is a fund of 15,000 for this fellow to cover computers, supplies, books, publications and other materials needed for research, plus conference travel.
Each fellow receives funding to cover a trip to DC for the IES postdocs awards meeting.