Vanderbilt University Research Field Collector, Flex in Nashville, Tennessee

Research Field Collector, Flex (Job Number: 1802217)


The Research Field Collector is part of the Fuchs’ Research Projects/Special Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for serving as a research fidelity tapes coder. This position will code three years of fidelity tapes for the federally funded research project, “Embedding Working Memory Training with Math Problem Solving Intervention. Reporting directly to the Project PI, Lynn Fuchs, the Research Field Collector will work approximately 18 hours/week with the Fuchs’ Working Memory Research Team.

Our mission is to conduct research aimed at improving the effectiveness of tutoring elementary aged students with identified math and reading learning disabilities. Using field research, program evaluation, and tutoring intervention, our faculty and staff help determine which programs are actually making a difference in the lives of the children they serve.

This is a part-time/flex, non-exempt term positionlasting from up to one year or longer.

Note: A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a system for indexingfidelity scores for research assistants’ implementation of the workingmemory games.

  • Implement a plan forsystematically sampling 3 years of fidelity tapes.

  • Code sample tapes (with doublecoding on a subsample of the subsample).

  • This is apart-time/flex, non-exempt term position lasting from up to one year orlonger.

Profile of an IdealCandidate :

  • Master’s degree isrequired.

  • Must have experience workingwith the “Embedding Working Memory Training with Math Problem SolvingIntervention”, a federally funded, Institute of Educational Sciencesgrant.

AboutVanderbilt Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

AboutVanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 21220 - Special Education

Job: Research, Extension, and Other Education Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action