Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 703458
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Human Development & Family Studies - Css 10038324
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, Non-Union
Position Summary

The candidate will spend 40 hours a week managing a project related to an intervention designed to promote self-regulation in preschoolers and kindergartners. They will also engage in scholarly writing related to areas relevant to the project. The candidate would have the following specific responsibilities: Supervise data collection within preschools and kindergartens; Create and manage databases, using a variety of statistical packages; Run analyses of data collected; Write scholarly publications. This is a 6-month fixed term faculty position beginning July 1, 2021, with possibility of renewal.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Human Development and Family Studies

Minimum Requirements

Required qualifications include:

  • Project management experience, preferably associated with federal grants;
  • Experience collecting data within a school setting;
  • Scholarly publications in the area of self-regulation, parenting, and/or academic achievement;
  • Strong knowledge of research methods and statistics including the ability to conduct sophisticated analyses using the applicable software.
  • The candidate will have expertise in regression, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and longitudinal analyses.
Required Application Materials

Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae describing career experience along with a letter describing qualifications and interest in the position, teaching, and research methods/statistics qualifications. In addition, candidates should supply contact information for two references. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at, referencing position.

Special Instructions

Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Lori Skibbe (Email: [email protected]).


Department Statement

Michigan State University offers an excellent selection of benefits; please see for more information. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, Veterans, and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: May 5, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 26, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 5/7/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time