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Post-Doctoral Research Associate- Tennessee Reading Research Center

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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The Tennessee Reading Research Center (TRRC) is conducting state-level evaluations of literacy initiatives as well as federally funded research to identify effective literacy instructional practices and improve the determination of students’ literacy outcomes. The projects are led by Professor and Director Dr. Deborah K. Reed and assisted by Research Assistant Professor Dr. Anna Gibbs. The TRRC works with a dynamic team of professional and student staff as well as external collaborators from other universities, state education agencies, and school districts.

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to support the development of literacy instructional materials and resources, the implementation of literacy research in school and community settings, and the meta-analysis of research findings. This fellowship will provide opportunities for an early career researcher to contribute to the TRRC’s goal to strengthen causal inferences while developing a range of skills in literacy research. Current projects are conducted with K-12 students in general education and students experiencing various literacy difficulties. Future projects may involve children from birth to age 5.


The fellowship is based in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, a leading educational research institution, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Applicants should have a completed doctoral degree in education, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field prior to their first day.

Preferred qualifications include experience developing literacy instructional materials and monitoring their implementation, expertise in scientifically based literacy research, advanced knowledge of measuring students’ literacy abilities, and strong verbal communication and writing skills. Fellows will be expected to produce peer-reviewed journal articles and will have opportunities to present at national conferences.

This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with a salary of $62,000, health/dental insurance, and other benefits. UTK strives to provide eligible employees with a comprehensive suite of benefits. For complete information about insurance, retirement, and other available benefits, visit the UT System HR Benefits website. This position is for up to three years, contingent upon mutual agreement and satisfactory annual performance.

The Application review will begin April 11, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled

Applicants should send a detailed CV, a cover letter explaining interest and expertise related to the project, as well as the names and contact information of three references.


Research Professional

Primary Location



Tennessee Reading Research Center


Campus/Institute Knoxville

Job Posting

Apr 22, 2024, 12:41:04 PM