Research Professional 3
Hyde Park Campus
22250 PSD Admin
About the Unit
The Research Professional 3 in the Outlier Research & Evaluation Group within UChicago STEM Education is expected to be the intellectual leader of a stream of research. Principal contributions are intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity.
- Research Professional is expected to lead a stream of research about STEM Schools.
- Perform qualitative and quantitative research design.
- Contribute to proposal development.
- Write for peer-reviewed publication.
- Work on protocol and instrument development, survey administration and management, and advanced analysis.
- Lead research and supervise other research staff.
- Will have expert knowledge in STEM schools.
- Knowledge of large urban school districts, the theoretical and practical aspects of large-scale educational reform, urban school district operations and the current status of STEM Education and STEM schools is preferred.
- Advanced knowledge of STEM education and STEM schools and knowledge of aligned research techniques and methods.
- Skilled in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative research design.
- Advanced qualitative skills including interview and observation techniques and case study development.
- Knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of large scale STEM education reform.
- Detailed familiarity with urban school district operations.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Doctoral degree in education, psychology, or a related field required
- A minimum of ten years of research experience and a minimum of five years of STEM education research required.
- At least ten years of experience as a researcher in the field of education required.
- At least five years of research experience in STEM education and STEM schools required.
- Research experience in large urban school districts required.
- Domain-specific research papers required.
- A minimum of five years proposal writing experience.
- Experience working in an urban school system research and/or evaluation office.
- Experience overseeing large projects and managing staff also required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills and research skills using both, qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Report writing skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team as well as an ability to train others.
- Management skills required as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Knowledge of statistical software (SPSS, SAS, STATA) required
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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