Director of Planning and ResearchInternal Title:
Assistant Director for Research and GrantsCampus:
Division of Student Affairs and Academic SupportDepartment:
SAAS U101 and National Resource CenterBand :
7Advertised Minimum Salary :
$61,787Advertised Salary Range:
$61,787 or Commensurate with qualifications.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.Type of Staff Position:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
12 monthsJob Search Category:
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Benefit Eligibility Type:
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina Retirement:
YesState Insurance Programs:
YesAdvertised Job Summary:
The Assistant Director for Research and Grants has primary responsibility for developing, managing, and expanding the research activities of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition as an integrated part of a Center-wide program of initiatives to assist educators to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. To that end, the Assistant Director for Research and Grants oversees the ongoing original research agenda of the Center, identifies, pursues, and manages external funding efforts to support and expand the Center’s research agenda, serves as managing editor of the Journal for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, coordinates the Paul P. Fidler Research grant solicitation and award process and other grants sponsored by the National Resource Center, and contributes to the assessment activities of the Center. All work is done under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director of the Center and requires frequent collaboration with other Assistant Directors and Center staff. Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):
PhD or ABD in higher education, social research methodology, or related field such as educational policy, sociology, psychology, and public policy. Proven experience with quantitative methodology. Preferred Qualifications:
PhD or ABD in higher education, social research methodology, or related field such as educational policy, sociology, psychology, and public policy. Proven experience with quantitative methodology
Priority will be given to candidates with a PhD or ABD in higher education, social research methodology, or related field such as educational policy, sociology, psychology, and public policy. Proven experience with quantitative methodology.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
- Strong analytical skills
- Professional experience working on research projects in the fields of higher education, college student development and success, the first-year experience, and/or student transitions.
- Proven experience managing original research projects.
- Previous experience applying for and working with grants.
- Supervisory experience
- Comfort with qualitative research.
- Editorial experience.
- Attention to detail and thoroughness, accuracy, and strong written and oral communication skills.
- Energetic, innovative, flexible, and thoughtful individual who can think proactively in developing Center efforts to serve national and international constituencies.
Strong statistical and analytical research skills. Proven experience with quantitative research and comfort with qualitative research. Attention to detail and thoroughness, accuracy, and strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Energetic, innovative, flexible, and thoughtful individual who can think proactively in developing our efforts to serve national and international audiences.Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive:
NoHazardous weather category:
Non-EssentialNumber of Vacancies:
1Job Open Date:
07/16/2021Job Close Date:
08/30/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial 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. Quicklink for Posting:
We are only accepting applications submitted by August 30, 2021
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.