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Postdoctoral Scholar - Berkeley School of Education

Position overview

Position title: Non-Senate
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2022-23-academic-salary-scales.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position(https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/april-2023-ase-gsr-postoc-salary-scales/t23.pdf). A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000 – $71,952.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: As soon as May 1, 2023. Exact start date negotiable.
Position duration: Two year appointment

Application Window

Open date: March 9, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Berkeley School of Education (BSE) seeks a postdoctoral fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research under the supervision of Associate Professor Travis J. Bristol. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to Professor Bristol's research foci. Using qualitative methods, Dr. Bristol explores three related research strands: (1) the role of educational policies in shaping the workplace experiences and retention of educators of color; (2) district and school-based professional learning communities for educators of color; (3) the role of race and gender in educational settings. The primary responsibilities include a) Collecting qualitative data (e.g. semi-structured interviews and participant observations) for Professor Bristol's ongoing educators of color research projects; b) Analyzing collected data; c) Assisting with the preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed research journals; d) Assisting with the preparation of policy briefs; e) Participating in weekly research team meetings with doctoral and undergraduate research assistants.

Duties of Position:

  1. Collecting qualitative data (e.g. semi-structured interviews and participant observations) for Professor Bristol's ongoing educators of color research projects.
  2. Analyzing collected data
  3. Assisting with the preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed research journals
  4. Assisting with the preparation of policy briefs.
  5. Participating in weekly research team meetings with doctoral and undergraduate research assistants

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Doctoral degree (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Doctoral or equivalent international degree program at the time of application

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Doctoral degree (or equivalent international degree).

Preferred qualifications

Former K - 12 classroom public school teaching experience. Experience writing policy briefs. Facility with qualitative data analysis software such as MAXQDA or NVivo.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

References should be from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s written work and qualifications for the position.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03857

Help contact: alewis@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

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The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, California