Research Associate-Fixed Term

East Lansing
May 03, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Department of Educational Administration at the College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking a research associate in the MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC), a new policy lab dedicated to the analysis of longitudinal data for the scientific studies of K-12 students, teachers and schools. EPIC is part of a new partnership between the College of Education, the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan. The express mission of this partnership will be to provide access to data for researchers engaging in high-quality, timely, relevant scholarship in support of education policy and policy makers.  This is a fixed term 12-month appointment for one year, with the option of an annual renewal after the initial appointment.

 The research associate will coordinate and participate in the activities of Center research, including:

  • preparation of policy reports and oral briefings to state decision-makers and public readership

  • work with MSU faculty and staff on the development of long-term research projects consistent with Center and state strategic research priorities


Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

A PhD in education or public policy, economics, sociology or other field. Strong quantitative and data management skills—including experience with Stata or similar statistical software. 


Desired Qualifications

Minimum qualifications and expressed interest in pursuing independent and collaborative policy-oriented research in the field of public education.


Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should submit a CV./resume with the names of three references, as well as two writing samples (preferably academic papers and/or policy briefs).

Special Instructions

Please contact the center Faculty Director, Prof. Joshua Cowen, 517-355-2215 at the MSU College of Education for questions. Review of applications will begin May 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


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