The selected candidate will prepare and teach undergraduate courses in the area of criminal justice – to include courses in the areas of Crime Analysis, Statistics, and Policing. Using experience executing criminal justice research and program evaluation in the field, this position will work closely with UC’s Executive and Research Directors of its International Association of Chiefs of Police/UC Center for Police Research and Policy, to coordinate and oversee all quantitative data collection, data storage, and analyses related to the Center’s funded research projects. The research projects will cover a wide-range of topics including arrests, alternatives to arrest, problem-identification, crime prevention, and officer training. This will include data gathering and coding, construction of databases, maintenance of data security, and archiving data. The Research Associate will analyze data using statistical software such as ArcGIS, R, SAS, Stata, and SPSS, as well as managing ASCII files through Excel and Access, and data programs used by our various law enforcement partner agencies such as crime incident reporting, use of force reporting, and staff/personnel files. The selected applicant will be provided the appropriate equipment and office space and is required to work at the University of Cincinnati campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless restricted by policies and/or law established by the University of Cincinnati, the City of Cincinnati, or the State of Ohio, based on public health restrictions. Under such circumstances the Research Associate will work with participating agencies to develop data processing protocols that are consistent with the requirements of the University of Cincinnati and the participating agencies. Some travel to various research sites and IACP headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia may be required for data-collection purposes or data dissemination meetings.
The successful candidate must possess a Master's Degree in criminal justice or a related field in the social or behavioral sciences. The applicant should possess a minimum of two years of experience in each of the following:
As a practitioner (police officer or probation officer) in the field of criminal justice
Research in the areas of criminal justice and policing, using official police databases including but also beyond criminal incidents and calls for service records (e.g., uses of force, personnel files, training records), to analyze police training opportunities, by comparing personnel records, how much force was used in an arrest vs. how much force was actually warranted, etc.
Criminal Justice program evaluation, which includes evaluation of policing and/or criminal justice agency programs – such as how officers make arrests, training provided to officers, and using evidence-based practices – to evaluate how those variables impact the number/type/use of force arrests and police contact and agency/department operations
Use of statistical analysis software, including ArcGIS, Excel, Access, R, SAS, Stata, and SPSS.
Selected applicant must be able to pass a background check.
Comprehensive UC benefits package
Type of Appointment: Full-Time Exempt Staff
Work Location: 5th Floor Teachers-Dyer Complex (Clifton Campus)
The University of Cincinnati is a Research I Institution that grants doctorates in 98 areas. The School of Criminal Justice grants the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The School also houses the Criminal Justice Research Center and the Institutes of Crime Science and Corrections. Further information about the University and the School is available at cech.uc.edu/criminaljustice/.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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