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  

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP; www.jgcp.ku.edu) is 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: employment.ku.edu/student/22373BR 

Researchers at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research center with the University of Kansas, are leading a national collaboration of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and funders to develop solutions to the problem of the “word gap” in early exposure to talk experienced by young children from underserved families. We are seeking one Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to work 50% FTE (20 hours per week) through August 2022, who will work on the project under the guidance of the Project Co-Principal Investigators and the Project Coordinator. For more information and to apply, go here: https://employment.ku.edu/graduate-research-assistant/20969br

Researchers at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research center with the University of Kansas, are working to develop a survey to measure parents’ and caregivers’ early language interactions with children age birth to 36 months. Our primary objectives for the current project are to conduct expert reviews with parents/caregivers, practitioners, and researchers, which we will use to revise the tool before additional parent/caregiver reviews and a pilot to collect data from parents/caregivers. We are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant  to work with our research team at 50% FTE for the summer semester. For more information and to apply go here: employment.ku.edu/student/22195BR

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP; www.jgcp.ku.edu) is seeking to hire a student hourly researcher to work . 50 FTE 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 preschool-age children with autism who have limited or no spoken language. For more information and to apply go to employment.ku.edu/student/22497BR