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Research Professor/Co-Director

NIEER is seeking a Research Professor/Co-Director to assume major leadership responsibilities for the development and management of research, development of assessments including assessments of practice, and the provision of professional development and technical assistance relating to systems design and large-scale implementation of early learning initiatives. We invite applications from individuals who wish to contribute to early childhood education policy and practice through research, professional development and policy analysis. We are seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Research Professor and Co-Director for Early Education Program Practice and Policy

Major responsibilities include:

* Develop, design, and lead scientifically rigorous research studies in early childhood with particular focus on the assessment of quality of practice including curriculum implementation and supports for dual language learners.

* Lead a team working to inform and support the implementation of high-quality early education at scale including the development of instruments for assessment of learning and teaching. Support the development of new research and technical assistance projects, including writing grant proposals.

* Provide technical assistance to senior policy makers and administrators in government agencies, philanthropic leaders, and others with respect to implementation of high-quality early education programs at scale.

* Respond to media requests for research-based information relating to early childhood programs and policies relating to learning and teaching.


* Doctoral degree in early childhood education, child development, developmental psychology or related field.

* Proven record of excellence in research and capacity for initiating, maintaining, and enhancing research projects relating to early childhood program quality and practice.

* Significant experience in leading research teams or organizations conducting large scale research.

* Significant experience as a senior administrator of early childhood programs in a federal, state, or municipal agency.

* Proven record of excellence in developing and implementing systems of professional development in early childhood education to early childhood leaders and teachers.

* Proven record in supporting the use of child and classroom data for informing program improvements and professional development in early childhood systems.

* Experience teaching in early childhood settings including preschool (or equivalent experiences).

* Experience working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

* Strong knowledge of early childhood education practice with a focus on learning and teaching, including teacher preparation, and in particular as it relates to dual language learners.

* Strong knowledge of early childhood policy at the state and federal levels.

* Demonstrated leadership and management skills for organizations comparable in size to NIEER.

* Effective and efficient writing skills.

* Ability to work well as part of a team in a matrixed environment.

* Ability to handle deadline pressures and adjust to changing priorities.

* Excellent public speaking skills and the ability to represent NIEER to senior policy maker audiences, early childhood program leaders, philanthropy, and the media.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Milagros Nores at the following address:, with the subject line “Research Professor Position”. To apply, please use the link provided by Rutgers at

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. US Armed Force Veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Recruiting Philadelphia data collectors

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University‐New Brunswick, seeks to hire data collectors for training and administering child and classroom assessment instruments in pre‐K classrooms for the months of February to June 2017.


  •  Applicants preferred: graduate students, applicants with a BA, or current upperclassman undergraduate students with a focus on child development, early childhood, psychology or related field, withholding an excellent academic record (GPA of 3.0 or better)
  • Knowledge about child development and developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching practices (e.g. Teacher) is preferred. Experience in classroom settings and/or working with children is highly preferred.
  • Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 3 days per week during the months of data collection, during regular school hours (8:00 AM‐3:00 PM).
  • Schedules are flexible though attendance to mandatory training (9‐5 pm) (varies across projects)
  • Reliable transportation is necessary.

Pay ranges from $85.00‐$175.00/day

To apply please send a letter of interest, curriculum vita/resume, transcript (if currently a student), and the names of two references to Carol Contreras, at
Please include the phrase “Data Collector” in your subject line.

For more information on the position, our company, or for any questions, please contact Carol Contreras at 848‐932‐4350.

Thank you for your interest in NIEER and our work.

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