Senior Research Associate

Columbia, MO
Jun 04, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 21881
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology is recruiting for a full-time research associate to help coordinate a new large-scale group randomized intervention trial to evaluate the efficacy of a school leadership training program.

The person filling this position will be responsible for assisting with overall project coordination under the supervision of the project directors. The primary responsibility will be to prepare research sites for all aspects of the study (i.e., secure agreement to participate, support data collection and logistical management). The key responsibilities include:
• Supervising research assistants in implementing key aspects of the project.
• Helping coordinate communication among all project partners, and ensuring compliance with all regulations and requirements.
• Assist with all aspects of data collection including collection survey and ongoing fidelity data
• Monitor all aspects of IRB application and compliance.
• Attend regular project planning meetings
• Prepare research reports, conference presentations, and other dissemination activities related to center research activities.
• Other duties as assigned by Principal Investigator.

This position will be housed in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (ESCP).


The successful candidate will have a master's degree in psychology, education, public policy or a related field. Strong organizational and communication skills. Experience in working with diverse educational groups on outreach or research.

Candidates will be evaluated on the following: Experience with educational and behavioral research methods. Experience coordinating or helping conduct large randomized clinical trials or other research projects. Experience with data management.

Application Deadline

Formal review of applications will begin January 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

About ESCP: ESCP offers doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology. Master's and Specialist degrees are offered in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling, and Career Counseling. More information on the department can be found at: .

About the College of Education: The College of Education (COE) is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College of Education has a student population of approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 75 tenured/tenure-track and 33 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The COE recently completed a new strategic plan and is financially well positioned to invest in opportunities for innovative ideas in support of the plan. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $16 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1848, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Division, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at:

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 130,000 which has been rated by Money Magazine, Men's Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 34,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University Extensive. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.


Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Appointment: Non-tenure track, twelve-month appointment.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Application Materials

Candidates need to apply using the on-line application. Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, and (b) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.


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