Research Associate - Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Early Childhood Center, Indiana University

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019


The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking a full time Research Associate to serve in the Early Childhood Center.

The Early Childhood Center is dedicated to improving early childhood care and education services that result in positive outcomes for all young children, ages birth through kindergarten, and their families. We are seeking an individual with expertise in early care and education to work on a team that assists the State of Indiana in designing and implementing a performance evaluation of its Preschool Development Grant activities.

SPECIFIC Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively design and conduct program evaluation efforts that examine the quality and impact of early care and education projects that are part of Indiana's Preschool Development Grant.
  • Collaboratively design and support the development of effective professional development opportunities for early childhood practitioners.
  • Create written and electronic products for disseminating information about evaluation activities and results.
  • Actively represent the center's vision, mission and work through collaborative partnerships with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Carry out the general mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community to work with communities that welcome and support the meaningful participation of people of all abilities through research, education, and service.


We are hiring three research associates under this position description.



  • Master's degree in early childhood development, early education, or related field
  • Knowledge and experience working in the field of early education services for young children and their families
  • Knowledge and experience designing and carrying out program evaluations
  • Documented experience in designing and carrying out program and professional development efforts for fostering evidence-based practices.
  • Demonstrated professional writing skills and a record of past publications and written products.
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple disciplines and representatives of community/state agencies and institutions in creating collaborative research and program development/outreach efforts.


Interested candidates should apply at Applications received by 12/13/19 will be given full consideration. Please direct questions regarding this posting to: Susan Henning-Harris at [email protected].  Applications accepted until position is filled.  Expected start date January 1, 2020.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.
  All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.