Project Brilliance, located at Ball State University, is seeking a full-time, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Educational Psychology to support a 5-year, federally funded grant. The primary purpose of Project Brilliance is to design, pilot, and implement new assessments and programs for elementary students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds. This project will identify and develop students’ creativity, leadership, and performing talents while also providing reading and language arts support. Given our multi-institution, interdisciplinary partnerships, this position provides excellent training and career development opportunities in the areas of gifted and talent development, educational psychology, school psychology, special education, and theater education. The post-doctoral fellowship will begin January 2023 (or earlier depending on candidate availability).
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Primary responsibilities include leading a team of graduate and undergraduate students, managing project tasks, organizing data collection, and supporting the design and implementation of new assessments and programs. Candidates should be able to work on site (i.e., Ball State University campus, school district partners) multiple days per week.
The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to develop their skills in assessment and intervention for students with diverse skills and abilities, grant writing, and qualitative and quantitative research. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with mentors to create an individualized development plan to ensure that their fellowship experience is aligned with their interests and career goals. The fellow will have many mentored opportunities to propose secondary research questions within the project and disseminate the project’s research findings (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations). The position is grant funded. The individual hired will have an at-will assignment and will be reviewed for continuation before the end of each grant year (August 31).
Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate (PhD) in psychology, education, program evaluation, or a related field. Experience with presenting at a professional conference or publishing peer-review manuscripts.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
1. Specialization or demonstrated interest in the study of creativity, leadership, special education, giftedness, and/or performing arts.
2. Excellent scholarly communication skills as demonstrated through publications and/or presentations.
3. Strong project management skills.
4. Excellent quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain partnerships with school communities (educators, students, families).
6. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
7. Experience leading arts-based, after-school programs.
8. Experience working with elementary students.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34253. Include the following documents with your application: research statement/papers, curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Rubenstein. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 17, 2022. The salary for this opportunity is $48,000.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.