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From   Sophia Rabe-Hesketh <>
Subject   st: 2 postdoc positions at Berkeley
Date   Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:08:52 -0700

Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Mark Wilson are looking for
two fulltime postdocs for two years each to work
with us at the University of California, Berkeley.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a strong background in
quantitative methods. Some knowledge of multilevel modeling
and/or item response theory would be an advantage.

See this link or the announcement below for more information:

********* Announcement **********************************

in Quantitative Methods and Evaluation

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of
California, Berkeley, is seeking two fulltime postdoctoral
fellows to work with Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Mark Wilson in
the Quantitative Methods and Evaluation (QME) Program. The
fellowships are funded by the Institute of Education Studies
(US Dept. of Education). Fellows will advance their methodological
expertise and conduct research in critical areas of educational
practice. They can participate in a range of existing projects
associated with the QME Program and the Berkeley Evaluation
and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center, and they may also
initiate their own projects. We currently have ongoing projects
on the development and evaluation of assessment systems,
including assessments of the reading comprehension skills of
middle-school students, statistical reasoning by middle school
students, science knowledge among upper elementary school students,
and entry-level elementary school teachers' pedagogic content
knowledge. We also have current projects investigating the effects
of educational interventions on student outcomes, including an
evaluation of different professional development designs for
science teachers, a comparison of different instructional practices
in math education, and estimation of the benefits of attending preschool.
In all these projects, the research conducted by the postdoctoral
fellows can either have a relatively stronger substantive focus
or be more methodological in nature. Additionally, with the
permission of the instructor, fellows will be able to audit courses
on measurement, evaluation, and statistics within the GSE and across
the campus. During the fellowship period, we will invite experts in
research methodology to hold workshops and interact directly with
the postdoctoral fellows.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Education or a related area
with a strong background in quantitative methods, or a Ph.D. in
a quantitative discipline with a strong interest in education.
Some knowledge of Item Response Theory (IRT) and/or multilevel
modeling would be an advantage. The expected duration of the
fellowships is 2 years with an expected start date of
September 1, 2007. The annual stipend of the fellowship is $50,000,
with family health insurance, and an allowance for travel and
research support.

Please submit a statement of interest, not exceeding 5 pages,
and a your CV to:

Professor Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
Graduate School of Education,
3659 Tolman Hall,
University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670

by a postdate of June 8, 2007.

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