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Research Assistant Professor of Education in School Mental Health at Youth-Nex

Company: University of VA
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

TheUniversity of VirginiaSchool of Education and Human Development'sseeks a Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to support the Center to Promote Effective Youth Development ( Youth-Nex ) and the Department of Human Services. The Research Assistant Professor will support a series of research and program activities related to prevention and promotion of student mental health. The anticipated start date of this appointment will be September 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead analysis and scholarly dissemination of findings related to the promotion of student mental health (e.g., conference presentations and peer reviewed journal articles).
  • Support dissemination of activities to foster translation of research findings to practice (e.g., practitioner focused research briefs).
  • Lead the conceptualization and submissions of extramural grant submissions related to the promotion of school mental health.
  • Work collaboratively on a multidisciplinary and multi-site team involving researchers from different disciplinary traditions as well as school staff, families, and students.

    The School of Education and Human Development offers a rich intellectual and collaborative environment for the preparation, development, practice, and impact of educational leaders. Opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and research are available through the K-12 Advisory Council, a 106-district outreach initiative sponsored by the School of Education; the iLEAD partnership with a K-12 school district (an improvement science initiative with the Carnegie Foundation); and preparation partnerships with Virginia school divisions. Several well-established research centers at the School of Education and Human Development offer additional collaboration and research opportunities in educational policy, the quality of teaching and learning, and adolescent development and well-being (EdPolicyWorks, CASTL, and Youth-Nex, respectively). The Darden-EHD Partnership for Leaders in Education offers sustained professional learning for district-level leaders to implement systemic change.

    Required Experiences and Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in School Psychology, or a related field involving clinical practice in school settings by the start date of the position.
  • Prior experience conducting analyses for writing and submitting peer-reviewed journal articles is required.
  • Prior clinical or school-based experiences in K-12 settings providing social-emotional, mental health, or wellness services to students.
  • A track record of conducting research within school-based research partnerships.
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity in scholarship and a track record of working collaboratively with faculty and students at all levels is required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience working within research-practice partnerships with schools.
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities conducting original research related to school mental health, school climate, Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS), evidence-based practices, and/or implementation supports (e.g., coaching, consultation).
  • Shows promise in seeking extramural funding for scholarship related to school mental health, school climate, MTSS, evidence-based practices, and/or implementation supports.
  • Substantive understanding of psychological and educational research literature in mental health, K-12 education, and equity and diversity in educational contexts is also required.

    Preferred Experiences and Qualifications:
  • Two years postdoctoral training preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Potential for outstanding research commensurate with a Research I institution and demonstrated ability to support and lead extramurally funded scholarship.
  • Interest and experience in working on translational and community-engaged scholarship, experience with multi-disciplinary research teams, and demonstrated ability to take leadership and deliver on projects and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students is highly preferred.
  • Prior experience developing content and contributing to submission of a federal or private grant proposal is preferred.
  • Expertise in quantitative and mixed methods is preferred.

    Anticipated Hiring Range: $75,000-$82,000 (commensurate with qualifications).

    For more information on the benefits available at UVA, visit

    Research Assistant Professors are 12-month appointments, and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

    TO APPLY :

    Please visit UVA job board: search for R

    Complete an application online and attach:

    ---Cover letter


    ---One academic writing sample (e.g., academic publication)

    ---One sample communication of research findings to an educator audience (e.g., research brief for a school partner)

    ---Statement of research interests

    ---contact information for three references who can comment on your scholarly accomplishments and promise.

    Please combine all required application materials in the order listed above into one document and upload in the resume / cv box

    PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for R

    For questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Michael Lyons Associate Professor of Education

    For questions about the application process pleasecontact RhiannonO'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter

    Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit:

    UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit

    COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

    Please visit theUVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelineswebpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

    The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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