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Specialist - Research-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Prov For Univ Outreach & Engagement
Department: Public Engagement And Scholarship 10052743
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Community Evaluation Programs unit of MSU University Outreach and Engagement conducts research and evaluation projects focusing on the quality, accessibility, and impact of out-of-school time and early childhood education programs across Michigan. We have years of experience working with communities at the state and local levels to produce engaged scholarship and to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all. 

Primary responsibilities for the academic specialist position include research design and implementation, as well as data collection, cleaning, analysis, and presentation. The successful academic specialist will work with other team members on specific projects, though they may also work independently, as needed. They will collaborate with project sponsors and other data providers on continuous improvement of data collection to enhance the quality and cohesion of collected data and to streamline the data gathering, cleaning, and reporting processes. They will present findings and results on the project website and at various stakeholder meetings and will generate peer-reviewed publications, research briefs, and annual reports.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Education, methodology or social science

Minimum Requirements

Doctoral degree in education, methodology, or one of the social sciences.  Extensive work experience in performing data cleaning and organization. This position requires mastery of word processing, spreadsheet, database handling and presentation software.  Great verbal and writing skills are required, as are scrupulous attention to detail and the ability to see multiple elements coming together to create one project.


Desired Qualifications

Experiences with R, Tableau and other data visualization software desired.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Names and numbers of 3 professional references


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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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