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MCPER seeks postdoctoral scholar for new research opportunity
January 11, 2021

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to participate on research teams developing and validating intensive interventions as part of multitiered systems of support (MTSS).

This paid position begins in August/September 2021. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Dawn Stanco.

This project is part of a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The aim of this 5-year grant is to prepare a cohort of highly qualified fellows to conduct research in special education, educational psychology, and other disciplines; understand how to interpret the findings and implications of this research; and prepare educators in how to intensify academic and behavioral interventions. The program will cover education sciences research related to academic outcomes for individuals with disabilities, methodology and statistics, and the policies and pragmatics of research in educational settings. 

MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn, principal investigator of this project, and key investigators Greg Roberts, Nathan Clemens, Sarah Powell, Chris Doabler, and Elizabeth Swanson will collaboratively lead the project and serve as mentors. Together, they bring years of experience and expertise on quantitative methods, research design, assessment and effective intervention, quantitative methodology in program evaluation, data management and analysis, and modern measurement theory.