Research Assistant Professor of Education at Youth-Nex
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

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The University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development seeks a Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to support Youth-Nex, the UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, and the Department of Education Leadership, Foundations and Policy. The Research Assistant Professor will focus on support for our program activities within the areas of positive youth development, out-of-school time (OST) programs, and equity-focused research-practice partnerships.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Faculty program lead for the line of work on out-of-school programming within Youth-Nex, including identifying potential grants to support RPPs with and evaluations for OST settings, engaging in existing partnership leading peer learning communities for Boys & Girls Clubs, and other initiatives as developed (25% time).

  • Maintaining line of independent scholarship aligned with the areas noted above in OST, educational equity, and RPP's (75% time).

  • Potential for teaching in areas aligned with successful candidate's expertise.


  • Demonstrated commitment to equity in scholarship and teaching and an interest in working collaboratively with faculty and students at all levels.

  • Skills relating to synthesizing research literature, data management and collection of field studies, as well as a familiarity with multi-methods approaches to research.

  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection and design, management, and analysis skills using software such as Dedoose, online tools such as Qualtrics, QuestionPro, or SurveyMonkey.

  • Substantive understanding of psychological research literature in adolescent development, positive youth development, out-of-school time programs for youth, and equity and diversity in educational contexts.

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 Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in Educational Psychology, Applied Developmental Science, or a related field by the start date of the position.

  • Experience working on research-practice partnerships and translating research to practice for out-of-school programs and educators is required.

  • Experience in working on translational and community-engaged scholarship, supporting educational and OST programs to use data to drive equity-focused decision making and continual improvement.

  • Experience building relationships with external stakeholders in educational and out-of-school contexts.

Preferred Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Three years postdoctoral training by the position start date.

  • Experience with multi-disciplinary research teams, grant writing, and demonstrated ability to take leadership and deliver on projects and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students is highly preferred.

  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

  • Experience collecting qualitative and quantitative data in out-of-school programs and settings.

  • Experience grant writing.

  • Potential for outstanding research commensurate with a Research I institution is preferred, as is an independent line of research with substantive focus on issues related to positive youth development, out-of-school time settings for adolescents, and educational equity.

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. The anticipated start date of this position is September 1st, 2023.


Please visit UVA job board: and search for "Research Assistant Professor of Education at Youth-Nex"

Complete an application online and attach:

  • a cover letter,

  • a CV

  • 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),

  • a statement of research interests, and

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

Please note all documents MUST be uploaded in the Resume/CV box. Incomplete applications will not receive full consideration.

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment.

For questions about the position please contact Youth-Nex.

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter at .

UVA is proud to have a strong culture of collaboration and collegiality and is committed to creating collaborative and diverse environments necessary to develop and deliver quality educational programs. We especially encourage applications from individuals who are members of underrepresented groups.

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

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including 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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