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Research Project Lead for Studies of Postsecondary Student Success
The Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan is seeking a Research Project Lead for Studies of Postsecondary Student Success. The Research Project Lead organizes and executes research projects and collaborates in original research and funding proposals addressing postsecondary students’ educational and labor market outcomes, and policies and practices that influence student success. The position is part of a research team under the direction of Peter Riley Bahr, Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.

This position is 100% remote, but an on-campus office is available in the School of Education at the University of Michigan if preferred. This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal depending on funding. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The responsibilities of the Research Project Lead include:
  • Manage and prepare complex data sets for analysis
  • Write carefully commented and well-organized Stata syntax
  • Conduct analyses
  • Prepare codebooks and document methodological and operational decisions of data processing
  • Write manuscripts, reports, briefs, and funding proposals
  • Prepare and deliver presentations
  • Prepare literature reviews
  • Participate in and contribute to team meetings
  • Guide the work of graduate student research team members, assign tasks, set timelines, ascertain the quality and completeness of work products, and ensure that deadlines are met

To apply for this position, visit: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/204699/research_project_lead_for_studies_of_postsecondary_student_success
Position: Research Project Lead for Studies of Postsecondary Student Success
Organization: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States
Salary: $55,000-$60,000
Posting Start Date: 10/1/2021
Date Posted: 10/1/2021
  • M.A. (PhD preferred) in Education, Public Policy, Sociology, Economics, or a related field
  • Extensive experience with quantitative research methods
  • Experience preparing complex longitudinal datasets for analysis, including cleaning, coding, merging, and managing data
  • Experience using Stata to prepare and analyze data and display results
  • Experience writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed scholarly journals
  • Experience translating research findings for presentation to scholarly audiences, such as at professional conferences
  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge of one or more areas of higher education research
  • Familiarity with contemporary research and policy discourse on community colleges and other open-access postsecondary institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others, including both receiving direction and providing direction
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience with project planning and leadership
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
Status: This listing expires on: 11/30/2021
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University of Michigan
610 E. University

Ann Arbor,  MI 48109
United States
(734) 763-1228
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