Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, your CV, one or more writing samples demonstrating your research skills (e.g., job market paper, dissertation chapter, recent publication that you authored or co-authored), and contact information for three individuals who are willing and able to serve as references for you. The cover letter should address in detail your fit for the position and the ways in which you meet the required and desirable qualifications for the position, listed below, as well as your professional commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity. If the writing sample is a co-authored paper, include in your cover letter a detailed explanation of your particular role in the work. Review of applications will begin on March 8 and continue until the position is filled.
The Managing Researcher will manage research projects and collaborate in original research and funding proposals addressing postsecondary students’ educational and labor market outcomes, and policies and practices that influence student success. The position is part of a research team under the direction of Peter Riley Bahr, Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, who will determine the scope of work.
This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal depending on funding.
Guide the work of graduate student research team members, assign tasks, set timelines, ascertain the quality and completeness of work products, and ensure that deadlines are met
Manage and prepare complex data sets for analysis
Write carefully commented and well-organized Stata syntax
Prepare codebooks and document methodological and operational decisions of data processing
Prepare literature reviews
Write manuscripts, reports, briefs, and funding proposals
Prepare and deliver presentations
Participate in and contribute to team meetings
Other duties as assigned
Ph.D. in Education, Public Policy, Sociology, Economics, or a related field
Extensive experience with quantitative research methods
Experience preparing complex longitudinal datasets for analysis, including cleaning, coding, merging, and managing data
Experience using Stata to prepare and analyze data and display results
Experience writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed scholarly journals
Experience translating research findings for presentation to scholarly audiences, such as at professional conferences
Extensive, in-depth knowledge of one or more areas of higher education research
Familiarity with contemporary research and policy discourse on community colleges and other open-access postsecondary institutions
Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work well with others, including both receiving direction and providing direction
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining exceptional attention to detail
Experience with project planning and leadership
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience writing research grant proposals
Experience writing research reports or research briefs for policymaker and/or practitioner audiences
Experience translating research findings for presentation to policymakers and/or practitioners
Experience working in state or national higher education organizations
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