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.