Duke University, Duke University Talent Identification Program

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Position ID:Duke-TIP-POSTDOC [#13038]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Educational Psychology
Appl Deadline:2019/01/29 finished (offers accepted 2018/12/20, finished 2019/08/04, listed until 2019/01/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

General Summary: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth in grades four through twelve. Each year, Duke TIP enrolls nearly one hundred thousand new students in its talent searches through above-level testing, recognizes them for their achievements, and provides them with a variety of enrichment benefits. TIP offers accelerated face-to-face and online educational programs to more than eight thousand students each year. Duke University Talent Identification Program is seeking a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellow to assist the TIP Research Department in work defined below. This position will begin on August 1, 2019 and end on July 31, 2021. All interested applicants must apply by Friday, January 28, 2019.

Work Performed: The TIP Research Associate will assist the TIP Research Department in the following work researching academically talented students using advanced quantitative analysis and open science principles:

•Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting psychological/educational studies to obtain data in support of research-oriented activities; compile and/or document procedures and results

•Compile, analyze, document, and draw tentative conclusions from research results •Analyze existing data and report/write results of research studies for publication

•Review methods manuals, scientific journals, and other literature for information applicable to research and write scholarly literature reviews

•Write reviews of relevant literatures, academic journal articles, and summaries of research findings for the public (non-researchers)

•Coordinate the preparation of reports and analyses showing progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions

•Serve as a consultant for other TIP divisions (e.g., course evaluations, assessment)

•Help supervise Duke undergraduate students involved in TIP research

•Prepare grant proposals

•Recommend new methods for collection and documentation of data; write and revise procedural manuals as required

Education/Training: Doctoral degree in psychology, educational psychology, gifted education, or related field


•Experience publishing in scholarly journals

•Experience working with secondary and longitudinal datasets

Knowledge, Skills& Abilities: Familiar with research in talent development and gifted education, educational psychology, or psychology conducting original research (literature review, design studies, data interpretation, reports); using advanced quantitative data analytical procedures/software tools.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
300 Fuller Street
Durham, NC 27701

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