Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: FCOB Leadership Fellow Init
Summary of Duties:
The Leadership Initiative meets the world's need for principled leaders. The vision of the Leadership Initiative is to become the world's preeminent center for principled leadership scholarship, development, and practice. We do this by advancing evidence-based leadership research and practice, developing principled leaders, and making a difference in our communities both large and small. This unique team of faculty and staff in the Fisher College of Business are highly motivated to make a clear and positive impact in the lives of all 8,000+ graduate and undergraduate students through innovative, individualized and experiential leadership opportunities.
Manages the implementation of applied research projects with partners, ensuring delivery and value. The Leadership Initiative is engaging in a series of consultative applied research studies on leadership, leader identification, and management to contribute meaningfully to the business community. These studies will allow the Leadership Initiative to build critical partnerships with respected organizations while producing quality research that will be used to bridge the research-practice gap. works with the Executive Director to complete other research studies on behalf of the Initiative.
Manages the content development for online leadership modules to be deployed to all Fisher College of Business students. The initiative endeavors to create an online platform to house a large portion of its leadership development and experiential content to accommodate the needs and schedules of all students. The first phase of this project was to create an online platform for the leadership assessment. Manages the second phase of this project and the Research Associate responsible for writing the academic content, and the Leadership Initiatives Instructional Designer responsible for assembling the modules.
Additionally, consults internally with Leadership Initiative team members to ensure leadership programs include the most current, evidence-based research and strategies.
Regularly contribute new content to the Lead Read Today website weekly, in the form of blog posts or white papers on current leadership trends and research and their application to the general public.
Master’s degree in psychology or an equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge of academic literature on leadership, management, ethics, personality, teams, performance, training, and related topics; experience managing multiple projects; demonstrated experience with both qualitative and quantitative research projects; experience with the publication process for top tier research journals. This position requires the following behaviors: close attention to detail, discernment and willingness to make recommendations, initiative and the ability to work independently, timeliness and strict adherence to deadlines, and clear and consistent communication; experience with following software: SPSS, LISREL, IRTPRO, HLM, MPlus, Qualtrics, MS Office.
Deep knowledge of academic literature on leadership, management, ethics, personality, teams, performance, training, and related topics; experience conducting and managing applied research projects with clients; experience translating research findings to variety of stakeholders, particularly practitioners and leaders; experience presenting posters, delivering lectures at conferences, or publishing personal research in top tier research journals; ability to identify problems and barriers, and to apply problem solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations; ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; ability to analyze and prioritize assignments.
Target Salary: $47,500.00 - $57,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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