CITR Faculty Assistant Research 150242

Location
Macomb, McDonough County
Posted
Aug 13, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

 

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: October 1, 2014

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties of this position:

  • Assist the campus community with the creation, administration, and analysis of electronic surveys
  • Assist faculty with the development of research materials suitable for publication
  • Building faculty resources to facilitate instruction in research
  • Serve as a resource for issues dealing with copyrighting and intellectual properties
  • Assistant Colleges with participant pool administration as used for research in the classroom
  • Assist faculty with the development of effective presentation materials for research-based presentations
  • Serve as a feedback loop for the Director of CITR to the needs expressed by the faculty community at large.
  • Monitor, track, and bring the latest research methodologies and technologies to the campus.
  • Assist with the administration of new administrator, new faculty, and teaching assistant orientation
  • Other duties as assigned

 

RANK & SALARY: This is a 10-month appointment with 100% appointment August-May (academic year) and 50% appointment in June and July. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Master’s degree in computer science, information technology, mathematics, or a related field is required. Applicant must have a strong background in statistics and survey design. Excellent communication skills, planning and organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, and ability to work collaboratively and collegiality in a team environment are required.The required degree must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience developing and administering online surveys; two years in survey design.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: Visit the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research on the web at http://wiu.edu/citr. 

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

 

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

 

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

 

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

 

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate Unofficial transcripts will be accepted, however top candidates will be asked to supply official transcripts

 

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

 

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

 

Screening will begin on September 10 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Roger Runquist at R-Runquist@wiu.edu.

 

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu