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Senior Research Associate

Position Summary: The Community College Research Center at the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for a Senior Research Associate position who will manage a suite of multi-year, grant-funded projects. The successful candidate will design and lead quantitative research projects focused on the success of community college students, particularly in terms of students’ transfer and employment outcomes. For more information on CCRC’s current research activities, see CCRC Current Projects. This full-time position is based in New York City, and requires travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and operationalize the research framework and design of new and ongoing studies, including management plans and budgets; lead teams in collecting and analyzing quantitative data
  • Serve as lead author or co-author on Center publications (reports, briefs, working papers) and journal articles, as well as review working papers from within and outside of the Center
  • Develop ideas for new studies and research strands, write proposals to secure funding for future research, and communicate with funders
  • Represent the Center and present research at conferences, speaking engagements, and events
  • Advise and manage junior researchers on research methodology and quantitative data management or analysis; conduct performance appraisals
  • Participate in meetings with funders and other external stakeholders, and respond to external inquiries from press, researchers, and the general public

Requirements:

  • A PhD in sociology, education, economics, public policy, or a related field
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience conducting quantitative research projects in social science or education, including at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple grant- and contract-funded projects, including budget, personnel, and deadlines
  • Demonstrated interest in higher education policy and current issues facing community colleges
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with quantitative research designs and methods commonly applied in the social sciences, such as propensity score methods, econometric quasi-experimental designs, or multilevel modeling
  • Experience managing and manipulating complex longitudinal data sets
  • Experience in drafting and revising research papers, articles, and briefs
  • Experience training and overseeing a research team
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of delivering high-quality work product under a deadline
  • Good judgment, reliability, and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Advanced proficiency in Stata or SAS
  • Travel is required

To Apply: Application must include a letter of intent, a CV, and two academic writing samples. Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Senior Research Associate


Quantitative Research Associate (Post-Doc)

Position Summary: The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research associate who will co-lead quantitative research projects focused on the success of community college students, particularly in terms of students’ transfer and employment outcomes. The research associate will design appropriate analyses to address research questions, analyze data independently, co-author related reports and publications, and present study results independently at local and national conferences. For more information on CCRC’s current research activities, see CCRC Current Projects. This full-time position is based in New York City, and includes a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as support for research-related travel and expenses.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform sophisticated quantitative analysis, including conducting and pursuing independent research as it relates to CCRC’s portfolio; lead teams in analyzing quantitative data using advanced statistical and econometric methods
  • Serve as primary author or co-author on CCRC publications (reports, briefs, working papers) and journal articles, as well as review working papers from within and outside of CCRC
  • Present analyses in project team meetings, as well as represent CCRC and present research at conferences, speaking engagements, and events
  • Advise students and junior researchers on research methodology, and manage junior researchers in terms of project-related quantitative data management or analysis
  • Collaborate in proposal development and grant writing activities to secure funding for future research
  • Participate in meetings with funders and other external stakeholders, and respond to external inquiries from press, researchers, and general public

Requirements:

  • A PhD in sociology, education, economics, public policy, or a related field
  • 4-6 years of experience conducting quantitative research projects in social science or education
  • Demonstrated interest in higher education policy and current issues facing community colleges
  • Experience training and overseeing junior researchers
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with quantitative research designs and methods commonly applied in the social sciences, such as propensity score methods, econometric quasi-experimental designs, or multilevel modeling
  • Experience managing and manipulating complex data sets
  • Experience in drafting and revising research papers, articles, and briefs, either independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of delivering high-quality work product under a deadline
  • Good judgment, reliability, ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Advanced proficiency in Stata or SAS
  • Travel may be required

To Apply: Application must include a letter of intent (including a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how they are relevant to CCRC’s current activities), a CV, and two academic writing samples. Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Research Associate Post-Doc


Quantitative Research Associate

Position Summary: The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for a quantitative research associate who will co-lead research projects focused on the success of community college students, particularly in terms of students’ transfer and employment outcomes. The research associate will contribute to the conceptualization of the research framework and design of new studies, co-lead data analysis activities, and co-author study reports and other written products. Note that this position does not require a PhD. Potential applicants with a PhD may wish to consider applying for Quantitative Research Associate Post-Doc or Senior Research Associate. For more information on CCRC’s current research activities, see CCRC Current Projects. This full-time position is based in New York City, and may require travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the conceptualization of research analyses; use data analysis software to manage complex datasets; co-lead data analysis activities using advanced statistical and econometric methods
  • Draft and revise analytic memos and reports; serve as co-author on CCRC publications (reports, briefs, working papers) and journal articles
  • Present analyses in project team meetings, as well as represent CCRC and present research at conferences, speaking engagements, and events under the supervision of senior project staff
  • Contribute to proposal development and grant writing activities to secure funding for future research

Requirements:

  • A.B.D. in economics, higher education, sociology, or a related social sciences field OR
  • Master’s degree in economics, higher education, sociology, or a related social sciences field plus 4-6 years of relevant coursework and experience
  • Knowledge of community colleges, higher education, and issues of access to and success in postsecondary education
  • Experience with quantitative research designs and methods commonly applied in the social sciences, such as propensity score methods, econometric quasi-experimental designs, or multilevel modeling
  • Experience managing and manipulating complex data sets
  • Experience in drafting and revising research papers and articles, either independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of delivering high-quality work product under a deadline
  • Good judgment, reliability, ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Advanced proficiency in Stata or SAS
  • Travel may be required

To Apply: Application must include a letter of intent (including a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how they are relevant to CCRC’s current activities), a CV, and two academic writing samples. Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Research Associate

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