Research Associate

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Research Associate

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Research Associate



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College of Education


CED REM Center

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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with qualifications

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis :

12 months

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Benefit Eligibility Type:

Research Grant (RGP)

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Advertised Job Summary:

This Research Associate will coordinate and manage projects evaluating school improvement and understanding needs and priorities within the field of education, particularly early childhood education. The Research Associate will plan and conduct a variety of research tasks associated with the evaluation plans, including data collection, analysis, and reporting. The Research Associate will coordinate the writing of evaluation summaries and annual reports based on data collection and analysis. In addition, the Research Associate will assist faculty members in organizing, managing, and developing the work of graduate students.
This is a temporary, research grant-funded position with full benefits. The position may be extended beyond the grant period if funds are available. This position is established in support of expanded research activities.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Requires a master’s degree in a social science field, and at least two years of work experience in research, evaluation, or program planning; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have experience using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with familiarity with current education issues in South Carolina and experience with evaluation/research of school improvement strategies and understanding needs/priorities of stakeholders. Preference will also be given to applicants with one or more of the following qualifications: experience with statistical analysis software, such as SPSS, SAS, or R; experience with qualitative analysis software; experience with web-based data collection and analysis; experience creating user-friendly graphic displays and visual reports


Must be detail oriented, organized, and possess the ability to work independently and on teams. Must have willingness to learn new approaches and applications. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills. Strong time management skills and the ability to plan tasks and adhere to schedules is required.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by January 3, 2021.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/29/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time