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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Postsecondary Success

The Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) at Florida State University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with advanced training in research methods. This position will focus on carrying out the mission of the CPS which is to conduct research on student success in postsecondary education, and to identify and evaluate institutional, state, and federal policies and programs that may serve to improve student success.

Possible responsibilities include drafting grant applications; performing literature reviews; managing and preparing large-scale analysis; collaborating with faculty on manuscripts, reports, policy briefs and other publications; and presenting findings in national and/or state conferences and other settings.

Previous individuals holding postdoctoral fellowships with CPS have published in such journals as Journal of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, Community College Review, and other scholarly outlets.

Successful applicants will have advanced training in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods, an earned doctorate in education or a related field (public policy, sociology, economics, political science, etc.), and strong writing and oral presentation skills. The anticipated employment period is 12 months starting from August 1, 2020, or earlier. The position is 100% funded by external grants. Renewal of the position is possible, contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance evaluation. The compensation includes an annual salary of $52,000-$54,000 and eligibility for health insurance. The offer and start date are contingent upon the University resuming normal operations by the expected start date.

Florida State University is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro disabled & veteran employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed online at:

Interested applications should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three potential references by May 15, 2020. Please send your application materials and direct any inquiries to Dr. Shouping Hu,

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