HOME
VIEW ACADEMIC JOBS
CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT
JOB SEEKER ENTRANCE
EMPLOYER ENTRANCE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Job Seekers
Register
Post Resume
Find Jobs
Get jobs by email
 
 
Employers
Register
Post Jobs
Find Resumes
Get resumes by email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Prison Education Program) - University College
University of Washington in Washington, DC
 
 
Apply
 
Date Posted 04/30/2022
Category
Admin-Adult And Continuing Education Programs
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Description

Position Summary

The Prison Education Project (PEP) at Washington University (WU) in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the expansion of education and programming to one of Missouri’s women’s prisons, the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri, about one-hundred miles from St. Louis. PEP is a liberal arts degree program available to incarcerated students and prison staff at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, MO. PEP aims to bring WU’s intellectual rigor and educational standards to help qualifying incarcerated students earn college degrees and realize successful reentry into the community.

This expansion is made possible by The Future of Higher Learning in Prison Mellon grant. This grant includes the development of a learning management system (LMS) that will not only provide a robust educational platform for the existing PEP program at MECC, but also offer the opportunity to expand educational offerings at the more distant women’s prison.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the warden at WERDCC and various officials at the Missouri Department of Corrections in order to establish the new program. 
  • Collaborates closely with PEP Director and Program Coordinator and other relevant PEP personnel. 
  • Ensures the availability of classroom space at WERDCC and regular access to it. 
  • Develops relationships with the Institutional Activities Coordinator, the Director of Education at WERDCC, and/or other relevant personnel at the prison. 
  • Offers outreach programs to the residents at WERDCC while the program is being established. This could include college preparatory workshops, reading groups, and other educational activities. 
  • Plans and coordinates student admissions at WERDCC. 
  • Collaborates closely with PEP Director and Program Coordinator to implement volunteer orientations/trainings for faculty, tutors, and/or academic advisors. 
  • Designs outreach program to increase awareness of the staff educational opportunities offered by PEP. 
  • Provides oversight of the implementation of the new LMS and other technology planned for WERDCC. 
  • Ensures willingness to take all necessary steps to become a “Volunteer in Corrections,” which includes an application, drug testing, and training, all administered by the DOC. 
  • Ensures willingness to regularly drive to WERDCC, with additional trips to Jefferson City, as needed. 
  • Includes teaching one-two classes per year.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the humanities.
  • Some training or course work in women, gender, and sexuality studies and previous experience working with justice-impacted individuals.

Working Conditions

Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri, about one-hundred miles from St. Louis and to the Department of Corrections Offices in Jefferson City, as needed.

Applicant Special Instructions

Priority will be given to those who apply by May 9, 2022. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Inquires may be made by email to Barbara Baumgartner, bbaumgar@wustl.edu .


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Prison Education Project (PEP) at Washington University (WU) in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the expansion of education and programming to one of Missouri’s women’s prisons, the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri, about one-hundred miles from St. Louis. PEP is a liberal arts degree program available to incarcerated students and prison staff at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, MO. PEP aims to bring WU’s intellectual rigor and educational standards to help qualifying incarcerated students earn college degrees and realize successful reentry into the community.

This expansion is made possible by The Future of Higher Learning in Prison Mellon grant. This grant includes the development of a learning management system (LMS) that will not only provide a robust educational platform for the existing PEP program at MECC, but also offer the opportunity to expand educational offerings at the more distant women’s prison.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the warden at WERDCC and various officials at the Missouri Department of Corrections in order to establish the new program. 
  • Collaborates closely with PEP Director and Program Coordinator and other relevant PEP personnel. 
  • Ensures the availability of classroom space at WERDCC and regular access to it. 
  • Develops relationships with the Institutional Activities Coordinator, the Director of Education at WERDCC, and/or other relevant personnel at the prison. 
  • Offers outreach programs to the residents at WERDCC while the program is being established. This could include college preparatory workshops, reading groups, and other educational activities. 
  • Plans and coordinates student admissions at WERDCC. 
  • Collaborates closely with PEP Director and Program Coordinator to implement volunteer orientations/trainings for faculty, tutors, and/or academic advisors. 
  • Designs outreach program to increase awareness of the staff educational opportunities offered by PEP. 
  • Provides oversight of the implementation of the new LMS and other technology planned for WERDCC. 
  • Ensures willingness to take all necessary steps to become a “Volunteer in Corrections,” which includes an application, drug testing, and training, all administered by the DOC. 
  • Ensures willingness to regularly drive to WERDCC, with additional trips to Jefferson City, as needed. 
  • Includes teaching one-two classes per year.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the humanities.
  • Some training or course work in women, gender, and sexuality studies and previous experience working with justice-impacted individuals.

Working Conditions

Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri, about one-hundred miles from St. Louis and to the Department of Corrections Offices in Jefferson City, as needed.

Applicant Special Instructions

Priority will be given to those who apply by May 9, 2022. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Inquires may be made by email to Barbara Baumgartner, bbaumgar@wustl.edu .


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Apply
*Please mention academicjobs.net to employers when applying for this job*
 
 
 
Academic Jobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook
Google Plus
 
About Academic Jobs
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
 
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2022 Academic Jobs - All Rights Reserved.