Classification Title: Director of Planning and Research
College/Division: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department: SAAS U101 and National Resource Center
Advertised Salary Range: $61,787 or Commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Job Summary:
The Assistant Director for Research and Grants has primary responsibility for developing, managing, and expanding the research activities of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition as an integrated part of a Center-wide program of initiatives to assist educators to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. To that end, the Assistant Director for Research and Grants oversees the ongoing original research agenda of the Center, identifies, pursues, and manages external funding efforts to support and expand the Center's research agenda, serves as managing editor of the Journal for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, coordinates the Paul P. Fidler Research grant solicitation and award process and other grants sponsored by the National Resource Center, and contributes to the assessment activities of the Center. All work is done under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director of the Center and requires frequent collaboration with other Assistant Directors and Center staff.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
PhD or ABD in higher education, social research methodology, or related field such as educational policy, sociology, psychology, and public policy. Proven experience with quantitative methodology.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 101402
About The University of South Carolina
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