Postdoctoral Scholar, District Leadership Design Lab job vacancy in University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98195)

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Company name : University of Washington
Location : Seattle, WA 98195
Position : Postdoctoral Scholar, District Leadership Design Lab

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Organization: College of Education
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, District Leadership Design Lab

Position Details

Position Description
The University of Washington’s District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) under the direction of Dr. Meredith Honig seeks a post-doctoral scholar to play a leadership role in advancing DL2’s mission: To support school district central office leaders in transforming their central offices into powerful engines of educational equity—relentlessly ensuring high-quality teaching and deeper learning that centers, values, and elevates the success of students identifying as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, students of color, or living in low-income circumstances.
The post-doctoral scholar will work on two main DL2 projects:

The Central Office Transformation Network (“Central Office TEN”) is a group of senior central office leaders from 6 school districts committed to transforming their central offices to advance equitable teaching and learning from an anti-racist leadership stance.
The Central Office Human Resources Transformation (COHRT) Network supports school district directors of Human Resources (HR) across Washington State in transforming their HR departments to dramatically improve teacher quality and diversity.

Depending on experience and interest, the post-doctoral scholar may also have opportunities to contribute to other projects such as the development of a research program that uses design methods derived from Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and Critical Race Theory (CRT) to support central office transformation for equity.
Responsibilities include:

Ensuring high-quality data collection and analysis across each network.
Conducting rigorous literature reviews relevant to each project including on central office leadership for equity, teacher quality and diversity, CHAT, and CRT.
Mentoring graduate students.

The successful candidate will demonstrate readiness to collaborate on peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications as well as research grant proposals.

Postdoctoral scholars at the University of Washington are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website. A postdoctoral scholar appointment is for a temporary, defined period not to exceed five years/60 months, including postdoctoral experiences at other institutions.

The position is full time with an initial appointment of one year with the possibility of extension to a second year dependent on performance, available funding, and if reappointment would not exceed the time in title constraints noted in the union contract. The ideal candidate will start on September 16, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Remote applicants will be considered.

Minimum job qualifications:

Completed PhD in Education Policy, Organizations, and Leadership or a related field
Research experience beyond the dissertation (e.g., a Research Apprenticeship)
Familiarity with school district central offices
Excellent writing skills

Preferred qualifications:

Familiarity with DL2’s published research and other work

Applications must include:

A cover letter describing your scholarly interests, your qualifications for the position, and your professional goals.

A current CV.

Two writing samples.

Three names and contact information for references. Letters of reference will be requested for short-listed candidates.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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