The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking a Research Assistant for the Early Childhood Center. The Early Childhood Center is dedicated to improving early childhood care and education services that result in positive outcomes for all young children, ages birth through kindergarten, and their families.
We are seeking an individual with expertise in early care and education to work on a team that assists the State of Indiana in assessing and improving early literacy outcomes for young children with disabilities. This position is funded with a contract from the Indiana Department of Education.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Collaboratively design and conduct program evaluation efforts that examine the quality and impact of early literacy services among Indiana's school districts.
Collaboratively design and support the development of effective professional development opportunities to promote evidence-based early literacy practices among preschool through Grade 3 aged children for early childhood practitioners.
Create written and electronic products for disseminating information about early literacy interventions and results.
Actively represent the center's vision, mission and work through collaborative partnerships with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
Carry out the general mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community to work with communities that welcome and support the meaningful participation of people of all abilities through research, education, and service.
Master's degree in early childhood special education, early education, and/or elementary education.
Knowledge and experience working in the field of early education for young children and their families. Knowledge and experience in promoting evidence-based early literacy practices. Documented experience in designing and carrying out program and professional development efforts for fostering evidence-based practices. Demonstrated professional writing skills and a record of past publications and written products. Experience working collaboratively with multiple disciplines and representatives of community/state agencies and institutions in creating collaborative research and program development/outreach efforts.
Working Conditions / Demands
Equipment utilized: computer, printer, large color printer, scanner, telephone.
Note: Although the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is located on the Bloomington campus, it is not a requirement that the successful candidate for this position reside in Bloomington.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Job Function: Temporary Hourly
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
Campus Safety and Security
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at email@example.com or by visiting IUPD.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.