Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Juniper Gardens Children's Project is a KU research center based in Kansas City, Kansas, that is a part of the KU Life Span Institute. Our mission is to promote children’s social well-being and academic achievement by improving the quality of their care and education through the development and dissemination of evidence-based practices.​ KU is an EO/AAE institution. Underrepresented groups are encourage to apply.

Open positions include:

While we bid a fond farewell to Dr. Brian Boyd as he transitions back to UNC at the end of June, we look forward to continued collaboration with him on research to improve the lives of children with disabilities and their families. This also opens an exciting opportunity for a mid-career scholar interested in leading the next chapter of Juniper Gardens' storied history of research in child development, special education, and evidence-based practices. This is a joint position with our partners in KU's Department of Behavior Sciences. More information about the position and application instructions are here: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/22268BR  

We are recruiting one postdoctoral researcher interested in developing expertise in translation of research into practice to improve outcomes for individuals with Autism-Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) in school/post-secondary settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 2 year, research-dedicated fellowship, with benefits. For more information and to apply, go here: employment.ku.edu/staff/23480BR

We are looking for 1-3 temporary Assistant Researchers who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS.  For more information and to apply, go here: https://employment.ku.edu/staff/23344BR 

We are seeking to hire a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to assist with newly funded ASH Foundation (American Speech Language and Hearing Foundation) research project. We are seeking a GRA for a study that aims to develop Family Needs Assessment Survey (FNAS). For more information and to apply, go here: https://employment.ku.edu/student/22373BR 

We are seeking 1-3 Student Hourlies who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/student/23352BR 

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP; www.jgcp.ku.edu) is seeking to hire a student hourly researcher to work on an NIH funded project. The student hourly will assist in collecting data for a study examining a peer-mediated intervention to improve the social communication skills of autistic preschool-age children who have limited or no spoken language. For more information and to apply go to employment.ku.edu/student/23703BR