Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Urban Catholic Teacher Corps of Boston College (UCTC) is a two-year graduate program in the Lynch School of Education. UCTC members complete a two-year practicum experience in Catholic schools serving urban students in the Archdiocese of Boston. Members grow and develop as teaching professionals, with a specific focus on growth as urban educators for Catholic schools. Program members live together in intentional communities in Dorchester and Brockton, MA. The Senior Research Associate will focus initially on four previously defined research projects: 1) Catholic school teacher effectiveness; 2) lives of meaning and purpose in Catholic High Schools; 3) the potential impacts of religiosity, compassion, and commitment amongst UCTC participants; 4) Potential impacts on Catholic education of the University Consortium for Catholic Education. The Senior research associate will also be responsible for future research projects and the pursuit of grants in support of the research and programming of UCTC. The senior research associate will also share in the continuing responsibility of forming members as critically reflective practitioners.
Work includes: Leadership, oversite, and implementation of four current UCTC research studies. Studies shall include data gathering at fifteen+ Catholic school sites, all UCTC members, and 14 UCCE programs. Exploration of future research on Catholic schools for the benefit of the future of Catholic education. Exploration, development, and testing of research instruments for the conducting of research on Catholic school teacher effectiveness and student academic and non-academic growth. Leadership in analysis of data gathered in UCTC research studies for the purpose of academic writing and presentations. Development, writing, and submission of 3-5 articles to academic journals per year. Development and production of 2-3 presentations annually based on the data and analysis from the UCTC research studies. Exploration, identification, and submission of multiple (at least 2) grant proposals in support of UCTC research and programming per year. Support of the development of critically reflective urban Catholic educators.
Master's Degree with 10+ years of research experience. Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.) in an appropriate field preferred
Experience and understanding of teacher training, teacher development, and teacher effectiveness Experience working with urban Catholic education and faith-based communities Project management and supervisory experience Understanding of Catholic Education Experience organizing and managing multiple research projects at all phases Experience with academic writing for publication. Experience proposing and presenting at professional and academic conferences.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance Low-Cost Life Insurance Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans Paid Holidays Annually Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay Additional benefits can be found on www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim
Internal Number: 3459
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.
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