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Company: University of Wisconsin Madison

Location: Madison, WI

Date Posted: August 23, 2014

Source: University of Wisconsin Madison

**Degree and area of specialization:**

PhD in educational policy with emphasis in sociology of education or Phd in Sociology with emphasis in education

**Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:**

REQUIRED
Research experience studying higher education.
Formal training AND at least two years experience conducting mixed methods research.
Experience presenting research to both practitioner and policy audiences.
Strong track record in securing extramural funding.

PREFERRED
Experience working directly with colleges and universities on research; public institutions preferred.
Experience overseeing the work of graduate and undergraduate students.

**Principal duties:**

The Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a translational research laboratory created in 2013 by a founding gift from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Its goal is to improve equitable outcomes in postsecondary education.

The senior researcher will work under the founding and executive directors to lead mixed methods research efforts within the Lab ...

**Degree and area of specialization:**

PhD in educational policy with emphasis in sociology of education or Phd in Sociology with emphasis in education

**Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:**

REQUIRED
Research experience studying higher education.
Formal training AND at least two years experience conducting mixed methods research.
Experience presenting research to both practitioner and policy audiences.
Strong track record in securing extramural funding.

PREFERRED
Experience working directly with colleges and universities on research; public institutions preferred.
Experience overseeing the work of graduate and undergraduate students.

**Principal duties:**

The Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a translational research laboratory created in 2013 by a founding gift from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Its goal is to improve equitable outcomes in postsecondary education.

The senior researcher will work under the founding and executive directors to lead mixed methods research efforts within the Lab, as well as provide guidance on the organization, cleaning, quality control, and coordination of the overall project database. This position will also oversee the research staff and provide grant writing assistance.

Duties:

Lead mixed methods research efforts within the Lab, including the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of quantitative and qualitative results.
Recruit study participants for research projects.
Prepare reports for study partners, and publications for peer-reviewed journals.
Deliver presentations and seminars at national meetings and conferences.
Manage research staff and daily research operations within the Lab.
Implement and enforce proper data collection policies and procedures, as well as data quality standards.
Provide methods training to reseach staff and graduate research assitants.
Collaborate with the executive director in grant writing and other fundraising efforts.

**A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required**

**TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION**

Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

**HOW TO APPLY:**

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, your CV, and at least two writing samples illustrating your mixed methods research experience to: PVL80643@workspace.wcer.wisc.edu
Mac users, please send the above materials to: wcerbusofc@workspace.wcer.wisc.edu
Please refer to PVL 80643 in the subject line of your email.

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80643 to:

Mary Hegge

Phone: 608-262-9173

1025 W Johnson St

Fax: N/A

242j Educational Sciences

Email: PVL80643@workspace.wcer.wisc.edu

Madison, WI 53706-1706

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

**NOTE:** Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor our recruitment and selection practices. In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to http://www.oed.wisc.edu... to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form and the Applicant Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. **Please reference the Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms.** Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

**UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.**

*PVL Number:* 80643

*Working Title:* Senior Researcher

*Official title:* ASSOC RESEARCHER(E05FN)

*Employee Class:* Academic Staff

*Department(s):* EDUC/WCER

*Full Time Salary Rate:* Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications

*Term:* This is a renewable appointment.

*Appointment percent:* 100%

*Anticipated begin date:* OCTOBER 01, 2014

*Number of Positions:* 1

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