Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow Position: National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is seeking one postdoctoral fellow to provide research and analysis support for national-level activities.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in education, public policy, research methods, or related fields. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate evidence of research productivity, as evidenced by presentations and publications in deaf education or related fields. Strong research experience and familiarity with a variety of quantitative methods are required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with deaf students or clients in professional settings and those with proficiency in American Sign Language.

The position includes the opportunity for the postdoctoral fellow to work collaboratively on publications that support their emerging research agenda. Other expected activities, as fits each successful applicant’s area of expertise, may include the following:

  • Conducting literature reviews and analyses
  • Supervising graduate research assistants
  • Working collaboratively with the data and evaluation teams
  • Translating research for general audiences and targeted stakeholder groups
  • Providing research and data analysis support as part of technical assistance activities
  • Presenting research findings and summaries at conferences and workshops
  • Writing and editing academic publications and research translation materials
  • Developing surveys and measures
  • Conducting secondary data analyses
  • Conducting policy analysis and reviews of legislative documents
  • Conducting qualitative data analyses

This position will be affiliated with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute at The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. Successful applicants will be expected to be on the main Austin campus for at least 3 days a week and be available for periodic travel. Funding is available for up to 2 years.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications, two examples of scholarly writing, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be e-mailed to Carrie Lou Garberoglio at

For more information about this position, please contact Stephanie Cawthon at or Carrie Lou Garberoglio at

About NDC

NDC is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs. Our mission is to support postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, or late deafened. NDC activities draw on evidence-based strategies to educate and engage with stakeholders across the nation. We seek to create conditions for optimal success in a way that recognizes and honors the experiences, perspectives, and strengths of deaf individuals. The NDC model for change includes impact across the system. On the short term, NDC seeks to (a) collect critical data about policies, programming, and service provision for deaf individuals; (b) increase accessibility of postsecondary settings; (c) promote high expectations for success of deaf individuals; (d) strengthen community communication, investment, and networks; and (e) develop collaborative and integrated systems within institutions, communities, and sites.

The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.