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** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.Summary of job descriptionThe Measurement and Evaluation Researcher will work closely with the Senior Researcher in Vocational Schools to facilitate and guide PLCPS staff and faculty in developing student character and leadership in a consistent, consistent and effective manner. This person will be primarily responsible for measuring and evaluating the impact of the Program's work as a whole.Job description
Leading measurement and evaluation in PLCPS to measure impact.
The researcher will:
- Provide input from a senior researcher at vocational schools to develop a set of annual targets and clear results for the PLCPS (separate but combined with grant results) in relation to measurement and evaluation.
- Provide measurement and evaluation consultations with various PLCPS members who provide faculty training/advising and student development/advisory work.
- Collaborate with a senior researcher at vocational schools to organize and conduct workshops for PLCPS where a variety of research methodologies are shared so that all team members develop a shared understanding of a variety of methodological approaches and analytical strategies.
- Evaluate interventions or courses created by a development team and conduct empirical research to test new theories or strategies for changing behaviors and attitudes.
- Manage the conceptualization, design, administration, and analysis of longitudinal research in vocational schools at WFU and associated colleges/universities to assess the impact of vocational education on character formation and well-being.
- Create new survey scales or instruments as needed to answer specific research questions.
- Manage multiple research studies at the same time.
- Upload and manage research ethics, including IRB applications and renewals.
- Participate in and lead the gradual dissemination of research results in the form of journal articles, publications in the popular press, and presentations at seminars and conferences.
- Work closely and collaborate with the Education and Character Assessment Scientist in all aspects of conducting your research.
- Attend the organization's conferences/symposia/summits to share your findings with others in higher education and beyond, and bring together academics, experts and industry leaders to share your needs and approaches in a space of character and leadership.
Education, knowledge, skills and abilities required:
- Doctorate in the discipline of social sciences.
- Strong, documented quantitative and qualitative research skills and publication record.
- Experience in conducting experiments or research with different populations.
- Comfort and ability to use statistics to assess changes in small samples.
- Knowledge and experience in various methods of qualitative analysis.
- Strong and proven experience or interest in character and leadership development strategies and tools.
- Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
- Strongly motivated internally to create great and influential work.
- Creative problem solving.
- Highly collaborative.
- Interested and excited to work in an interdisciplinary team.
- Flexible, creative, bold and open to research approaches and methodologies.
- Attentive to detail and sensitive to context.
- It can contribute to high-level research conceptualization and fine details of research design and administration.
- Experience in submitting IRB applications.
- Strong, proven time management skills to manage multiple ongoing research projects (at various stages of the research process) and a variety of stakeholders.
- Open to being a mentor and receiving constructive feedback and regular assessments.
- Interested and able to learn quickly and independently.
- Willingness to follow directions and eventually take the lead on research as work experience is gained.
- Responsible for your own work
Please provide the following mandatory documents (containing all required information).They must be presented at the time of application. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. We encourage applicants to apply by June 1, 2023:
- Cover letter (no more than 2 pages and addressed to selection committee members)
- Please articulate your reasons for being interested in this field of programming and empirical research and in this specific role; explain how your experience and knowledge suit you for this position.
- If you have conducted research using only quantitative or qualitative methodologies, please justify your approach to using both approaches in this project and how you intend to fill gaps in your methodological knowledge (the program may provide the successful candidate with resources to develop necessary methodological skills).
- Provide examples of high-level organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills, including (if applicable) coordinating and managing multiple studies simultaneously.
- Research statement (no more than 3 pages)
- Please provide examples of 2-4 research studies you could create for vocational schools (i.e. the specific vocational schools we work with: law and medicine) and describe the measurement and evaluation methods and procedures you intend to use and any potential pitfalls that you can see.
- If possible, describe how technologies, techniques, and methodologies that are new and perhaps rare in the social sciences can be valuable in answering research questions that may be relevant to cultivating leadership and character in vocational schools.
- Please also suggest and describe some programming strategies you would suggest to faculty and PLCPS members and the ways you would like to integrate these into curricular and extracurricular programming or students' personal time.
- Curriculum vitae
- 2 written samples demonstrating your research and programming expertise (with at least 1 illustrating some of your methodological expertise).
- The names of the 3 judges we can contact or request a written recommendation.
The position can start as early as July 2023, although the start date is flexible depending on availability and the current date. For more information, please contact Vocational Schools Senior Researcher Ananthi Al Ramiah,firstname.lastname@example.org.
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