Research AssociatePosition Number:
University StaffJob Type:
Chicago-Water Tower CampusDepartment Name:
INSTITUTE FOR RACIAL JUSTICELocation Code:
INSTITUTE FOR RACIAL JUSTICEIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The Research Associate will work closely with the Founding Dean of the Institute for Racial Justice and the Director of LiberatED, Dena Simmons, to set the long-term research vision for both entities. This person will lead LiberatED’s strategy related to implementation, assessment, evaluation, and research. This person will conceptualize, design, and implement research studies that generate evidence, provide information for the continuous improvement of curricular materials, and contributes to the field on racial justice pedagogy and curriculum development. The Research Associate will be responsible for translating research findings into practice and policy recommendations. The position calls for strong skills in research methodology, statistics, and data analysis.
●Develop and oversee research and development activities of the LIberatED curricular content and educator training programs
●Work closely with Founding Dean Malik Henfield and Director Dena Simmons to conceptualize, design, and implement research studies that generate evidence, opportunities for improving content delivery, and antiracist instruction and curriculum development.
●Work closely with project directors to define and implement key strategies across projects to advance a shared strategic vision for implementation and evaluation and assessment and to ensure rigorous, sound, and consistent research strategies across the program
●Lead data collection efforts and strategy enabling others to learn about curriculum implementation and areas of growth to apply to continuous curriculum improvement
●Conduct research studies and work collaboratively with teams to publish in peer-review journals and other outlets and present at key conferences
●Provide strategic and technical support to the other projects’ research activities
●Communicate effectively with program staff and stakeholders
A Ph.D. in related field. Two years of related professional experience.Qualifications:
●Doctorate Degree required.
●Assessment and evaluation: Ability to design and lead research evaluation projects.
●Data Analysis: ability to collect and analyze data that will inform research projects and be reported to outside funders.
●Communication/Clarity: ability to develop a deep understanding of IRJ’s mission and projects, and to communicate this with research partners, funders, and faculty. Able to present data that enables clear understanding of interests and options for improved decision making.
Demonstrable mastery of technical tools designed to assist with research and data collection, including but not limited to Excel, Qualtrics, Microsoft Teams, and more.Supervisory Responsibilities:
NoRequired operation of university owned vehicles:
NoDoes this position require direct animal or patient contact? :
03/16/2021Quick Link for Posting: