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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Northwestern-Evanston Education Research Alliance (NEERA)

The full-time postdoctoral fellow will participate in the coordination of a large-scale community-engaged project titled the “The Northwestern-Evanston Education Research  Alliance (NEERA): Designing for Equity and Excellence in Education”. The project aims to deepen a research-practice partnership promoting racial and socioeconomic equity across schools in a diverse K-12 school district through a variety of coordinated initiatives. These initiatives are developed by a collaborative team of invested researchers and educational practitioners. NEERA uses diverse methodologies (e.g., experimental quantitative methods,  semi-structured interviewing) to investigate how educators and broader learning environments can best support the well-being, identity development, and academic outcomes of students from historically marginalized backgrounds. 

The postdoctoral fellow will support coordination of all aspects of the project—including  participating in study design and data collection, facilitating relationships with partnering schools, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and developing research reports and articles for distribution and publication. Additionally, the postdoc will have opportunities to  engage in related projects in collaboration with Dr. Mesmin Destin (PI) and his research team.  

The position will begin in September 2022 and continue for one year with possible renewal for an additional year. Applicants with a PhD in psychology, education, or related fields are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply 

Please submit a cover letter detailing your research background, qualifications, and interests, in addition to a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Materials can be submitted here, and the team will begin reviewing applications on Wednesday, June 1

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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