Research and Extension Development Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a Master’s degree in Education or related field and at least three years’ experience in planning and conducting research in any field of education, three years’ experience planning and conducting extension activities, and three years’ experience in developing standardized questionnaires for research and extension is needed to work with Bohol Island State University (BISU), Calape Campus. The PCRV will work specifically with the Dean of the College of Teacher Education and the Director of Research, Development, and Extension of the campus. As a state university, BISU is mandated to provide higher level instruction, promote research and extension services, advance studies and progressive leadership in all academic fields. Of the three curricular disciplines offered at BISU-Calape, the College of Teacher Education is the flagship program. Developing student research capabilities through relevant research and establishing research-based extension programs to promote economic, social and cultural development are among the college’s objectives. BISU’s colleges are evaluated regularly and recent evaluations scrutinized the College of Teacher Education, emphasizing that more capacity building activities should be done, specifically to build efficient research practices and to build the confidence on the part of the faculty when conducting research.

A PCRV is needed to serve as a technical expert to strengthen and develop research among faculty and students that is relevant and will create an impact with the stakeholders through global and international linkages for effective curriculum, instruction, and research, particularly in the fields of Mathematics, English, and Elementary Grade Teaching. The PCRV will review and assess the campus’ current research practices and development efforts, conduct trainings and/or workshop activities with faculty members on research methods, data analysis and modeling, the creation of valid research questionnaires, and will act as resource person, giving guest lectures in school academic activities, among other relevant activities.

Partner Information

Bohol Island State University (BISU) – Calape Campus

Required Skills

• Master’s degree holder in the field of education;
• At least three years’ experience in planning and conducting research in any field of education
• At least three years’ experience in planning and conducting extension activities;
• At least three years’ experience in developing standardize questionnaires for research and extension;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated flexibility.

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Philippines

  • Philippines may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten, peanuts, and shellfish.
  • After arrival in Philippines, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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