Position Opening : Visiting Research Specialist

Title: Visiting Research Specialist – Parent Engagement Adult Education Programs – Center for Literacy (Job ID #111386)

Title:Visiting Research Specialist – Parent Engagement Adult Education Programs – Center for Literacy (Job ID #111386)Department:EducationCategory:Academic ProfessionalLocation:ChicagoClose Date:03/25/2019Description:

The Center for Literacy Visiting Research Specialist for Adult Education Programs collaborate with Principal Investigators to develop and implement research-based educational programs to assure high-quality adult education preparation classes for Head Start parents and adult learners seeking a high school equivalency and English language skills. Research Specialist will present research findings to modify and enhance current program structure.Duties:

  • Evaluating instructional materials based upon adult education and adult second language learning pedagogy
  • Observe, collect information and analyze adult education courses and participant feedback
  • Supervising graduate assistants and volunteers on techniques & procedures
  • Analyzing data to assess student/program progress
  • Recommend program modifications to assure progress towards meeting program goals and objectives
  • Research funding options, collaborate on grant submissions by contributing research findings, publication materials and presentations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social science, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of adult education pedagogy including a minimum of three years of experience in the field.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume and contact information for 3 references electronically at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=111386 no later than March 25, 2019.

Seeking Tutors for Adult Literacy Programs Operated by UIC


$13/hour Federal Work Study Position

Be part of sites that offer various services to Head Start parents ranging from:

  • Adult GED tutoring in math, reading and writing in both English and Spanish
  • Tutoring multi-level adult learners in English as a Second Language (ESL)



  • Must be eligible for America Reads/Federal Work Study

(Contact the UIC Financial Aid Office to confirm if you are eligible for Federal Work Study)

  • Must be available to serve approximately 10-20 hours/week (includes transportation)
  • Available to work at least 3 hours in a row between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Able to speak, read, and write English fluently
  • Able to maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion rate)
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish speaking tutors are needed for our FAST GED/ESL Southwest location!


WHERE  : UIC Family Start (FAST) Learning & Support Programs 

WHEN :    FALL 2018



Submit application to Kerry Davis:

The application is available here. 

Office of Student Financial Aid at UIC

1800 Student Services Building (SSB)

1200 West Harrison (M/C 334)

Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 996-3126

***Check the Adults box on application


QUESTIONS? Call or e-mail

Jeneen Thomas: jnthomas@uic.edu

Email Subject: Federal Work Study Position 

Phone: 312-355-4227


UIC strives to ensure the accessibility of programs, classes, and services to students with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations can be arranged for students with various types of disabilities, such as documented learning disabilities, vision or hearing impairments, and emotional or physical disabilities.