Regional Campus: Rutgers University-Newark
Posting Number: 17FA1073
The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) are pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Associate position in Education Research and Policy. The Associate will be awarded for a two-year period beginning in April 2017, and include a stipend of $55,000 per year, plus health benefits.
Reporting to the Executive Director of NCLC, the Associate will primarily work on research that supports the work of NCLC. NCLC is a citywide post-secondary network in the city of Newark working to increase the percentage of residents holding a post-secondary credential to 25 percent by 2025. More specifically, the Associate will support NCLC's development of a data management infrastructure to enable the network to collect, analyze, and present data on the city's progress toward achieving the 2025 target. The Associate will also teach one MPA or undergraduate course during the second year of the Associateship at SPAA.
The individual should demonstrate a deep knowledge and interest in urban education issues important to Newark and the greater metropolitan area. The successful candidate must have an advanced knowledge and understanding of data collection, statistical analysis, and project management. Facility with SAS and/or relational databases (e.g., Microsoft Access, Filemaker Pro, MySQL, etc.) is highly desirable. Experience with, or interest in, teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds is also important.
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. The School of Public Affairs and Administration actively engages with the nonprofit and government communities in the Greater-Newark metro area. The School offers an undergraduate major in public and nonprofit administration, an on-campus M.P.A., a fully online M.P.A., an Executive M.P.A., and a research-oriented Ph.D. Faculty are also involved in nine certificate programs. Total enrollment is more than 1000 degree and non-degree students. Teaching, published research, and community engagement are all important to the School.
Home Location Campus: Rutgers University-Newark
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The position is open to all nationalities and disciplines in the social sciences and public health fields. Scholars who hold a recently conferred doctorate within 5 years are eligible to apply.
Department: Cornwall Ctr Metro Studies