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From   Sophia Rabe-Hesketh <>
Subject   st: 2 Postdocs in Berkeley - Quantitative Methods (CORRECTION)
Date   Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:58:39 -0700

THIS TIME WITH THE RIGHT DATES! - sorry about this

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.

The deadline for applying is April 6, 2009, and the
approximate start date is September 1, 2009.

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.
Postdoctoral fellows will be able to take 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 approximate
start date of September 1, 2009. 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 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 April 6, 2009

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