Research Professional 3

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Hyde Park Campus

22250 PSD Admin

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Job Summary:

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.

Additional Requirements

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

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

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The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 8/23/2018
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