College of Education: Winter/Spring/Autumn 2014 RA Position

College of Education
50% FTE Winter, Spring, and Autumn 2014
Start Date:  January 1, 2014
Application Deadline:  December 28, 2013
Notification: December 30, 2013

General Information:  We are seeking a research assistant to work on the following research project: Filming Father-Child Interactions to Nurture Development: A Strength-Based Prevention Program for Low-Income Dads.  This research is being carried out in collaboration with Harvard University, Oregon Social Learning Center, and Children’s Home Society of Washington.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  This position requires a doctoral level student in education, psychology, social work, or related field to work 20 hours per week assisting with the development, implementation, and evaluation of a program to promote healthy father- child interactions.  Under the supervision of the PI, Holly Schindler, and in collaboration with a team of partners, the person in this position will:

  • Assist in conducting qualitative interviews with fathers
  • Train as a parent “coach” and deliver the intervention to fathers
  • Administer child and parent assessments
  • Assist with data analyses, conference presentations, and manuscript preparation
  • Attend weekly team meetings

Requirements: Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment.  This position requires a flexible schedule that will allow for data collection during some evenings.  Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills and have at least one year of demonstrated research or clinical experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Interest and experience working with parents of young children and at-risk populations
  • Training in qualitative methods and/or program evaluation methods
  • Fluency in Spanish

How to Apply: Please send a resume/ CV and 1-page cover letter describing interest in, and qualifications for, the position to:
Dr. Holly Schindler

You may also email Dr. Schindler if you have questions about the position.

Notes:  This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

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