Interim Research Associate, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy (13D)

Job description

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located on the Boardwalk, just steps from the beach. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971 and is planning its 50th anniversary. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy is seeking to fill a one-year research position in the title of Research Associate, whose main responsibilities will be to conduct public opinion polling, to conduct research, and to assist with Hughes Center programs and events. The one-year interim specialist position will start in August 2019. The position holds the potential of a permanent appointment after the year. Experience with academic or commercial survey research preferred.

Stockton Polling Institute activities:

  • Conduct quality academic research surveys and public opinion polls for the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy; manage research activities of the Stockton Polling Institute on-site telephone survey center, including field work and external vendor services
  • Draft, write, format, and proof survey questionnaires and reports
  • Program or oversee programming of questionnaires into Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing applications or Web survey programs including Qualtrics
  • Conduct or oversee analysis of survey data, including preparing data for processing, performing statistical analysis of the data and reporting results in tables or charts such as frequency tables and crosstabs
  • Oversee the hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and payroll processing of call center monitors and interviewers, the majority of which are Stockton student workers

Other Hughes Center activities:

  • Conduct research on issues of New Jersey state or national interest
  • Assist in or coordinate Hughes Center programs and events
  • Assist in the development and writing of Hughes Center press releases and reports
  • Other duties as assigned
  • The ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in statistics, research methods, public policy or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional writing experience
  • Background in or familiarity with New Jersey politics, government, or public policy
  • Experience with academic or commercial survey research

Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: Job ID: #1694 / #100849
Posted: 7/23/2019
Application Due: 9/10/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.