Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Position Number: 008217
Department: Metro Studies (Adm)
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months Per Year: 12
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Director of Community Research Services assists in the administration of UI research and directs its day-to-day management. This position has significant social research and managerial components, requires ongoing community relationship development, and requires a broad knowledge of research topics, methodologies, analytic, and visualization/dissemination techniques. A Master's degree and at least 7 years of experience in community-based research are required. The Director is also responsible for directing projects related to her/his social science research expertise. This position is responsible for managing and mentoring at least three junior research staff members and possibly additional staff members or students as the UI grows.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master's degree in the social sciences
A minimum of seven years of experience in social science research
Project management experience, including the development and oversight of project budgets
Grant Writing experience, preferably for research-related grants
Supervisory Experience, preferably mentoring novice and junior researchers
Experience in coordinating and managing social science research projects, data collection and management, statistical and qualitative analysis, and reporting
Strong organizational as well as oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Experience with large databases at the national, state and/or local levels
Experience in facilitating partnerships and meetings with community members, government officials and other stakeholders
Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
Proficiency in SAS, SPSS, R, or STATA
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
PhD degree with 5 years of experience in social science research.
Program management experience.
Experience with GIS, survey development, and database software.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.