University of Connecticut, Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)

Position ID:UConn-Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)-497299 [#24490, 497299]
Position Title: Assistant Research Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Educational Psychology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/03/08, listed until 2023/08/01)
Position Description:    

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The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut is hiring a non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor position that is a full-time research position. 

The Assistant Research Professor will coordinate the Connecticut Intensive Intervention Implementation Initiative funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education. This initiative involves scaled implementation of an intensive-intervention system called data-based individualization (DBI) in elementary schools and a rigorous evaluation of the efficacy of the system. DBI is a research-based process for providing intensive intervention, ongoing progress monitoring, and data-based problem-solving for children who are at risk for a disability or are currently receiving special education services.

The Assistant Research Professor will:

  • Participate as a member of the project leadership team
  • Facilitate project leadership team meetings with the research team at UConn, the Connecticut State Department of Education, and participating school districts
  • Develop and deliver professional development for participating schools and districts
  • Coordinate data collection and observations in participating schools (e.g., data collector training, reliability, materials, scheduling, data entry)
  • Develop and manualize resources (e.g., meeting agendas, questionnaires, fidelity forms, implementation plans, etc.) created throughout the scope of the project
  • Work directly with schools/districts to proactively support project activities and problem-solve any issues or challenges related to project implementation
  • Coordinate with methodological team re: creating and maintaining project database
  • Support dissemination of project activities and results (e.g., conference presentations, journal articles, policy briefs, infographics)
  • Supervise Graduate Assistants and undergraduate student workers
  • Assist with recruiting additional districts throughout the scale-up of this initiative

The position will be responsible for working with PIs Drs. Devin Kearns and Michael Coyne to coordinate research-related activities. This position is an 11-month position funded by a Connecticut State Department of Education grant with a competitive salary for the rank.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Ph.D. in special education, school psychology, elementary education, communication sciences and disorders, or an allied field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a school or similar setting as a practicing teacher, school psychologist, or in another instructional capacity.
  • Previous experience working on and/or coordinating applied school-based research projects.


  • Previous experience implementing intensive interventions in applied educational settings, including data-based individualization, within a responsiveness-to-intervention or multi-tiered systems of support.
  • Previous experience coaching teachers or leading professional learning communities.
  • Previous experience leading and managing research teams including collaboration with multiple principal investigators and external partners.
  • Previous experience supervising graduate and undergraduate research assistants and professional staff.


This is a full-time, 11-month, non-tenure track position with an immediate start date. This is a 1-year appointment and may be renewed based on funding and performance. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.),
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.),
  • Three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the Department's website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3064
Storrs, CT 06269-3064