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Project Scientist - Transition-Age Youth Research and Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) - School of Social Welfare
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 2, 2024
Title Project Scientist - Transition-Age Youth Research and Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) - School of Social Welfare
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 05/01/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Social Sciences - General

Project Scientist - Transition-Age Youth Research and Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) - School of Social Welfare

Position overview

Position title: Project Scientist
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at the appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $100,400 to $125,600. "Off-scale" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 50%

Anticipated start: April 2024

Application Window
Open date: April 1, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Transition-Age Youth Research and Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) is a university-based research collaborative housed within the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) at the University of California, Berkeley. The TAY-Hub specializes in research related to policies and practices affecting transition-age youth by monitoring outcomes and through applied research. This work is grounded in engagement with members of the child welfare services community, including those with lived experience of foster care.

This position will serve as the TAY-Hub Director, providing leadership and oversight of all aspects of the Transition Age Youth and Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) including: continuing the research agenda, which stretches back three decades to the seminal study. The director will be: performing original, targeted research with the TAY-Hub population and data; collaborating with key system stakeholders to identify topics and procure data for TAY-Hub research and evaluation; supervising research and evaluation activities, and sponsorship of research by third-party partners; partnering with young people and key players providing TAY services to incorporate their insights on research and evaluation findings; engaging stakeholder community in dissemination of TAY-Hub findings and the implications for policy and practice; supervising TAY-Hub Co-Director and graduate student researchers to carry out research agenda.

This position will report directly to the Dean of the School of Social Welfare with an indirect line to the Associate Dean.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Ph.D or other terminal degree (or equivalent international degree)

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • 15 years of work experience leading research projects and supervising

Preferred qualifications

  • Expertise and publications related to Transition Age Youth (TAY) population
  • Proven track record of procuring project funding
  • Expertise in child welfare administrative data
  • Knowledge of cross-system data linkages
  • Knowledge and publications using statistical methods, analyzing longitudinal administrative data
  • Experience as Executive Director (or equivalent leadership position) of a research center

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - One to two pages.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.

Reference requirements

  • 2 required (contact information only)

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