Open Positions

Program Manager

Percent Time of Work: 100%.

Oversees all aspects of the conduct and management of research projects (i.e., from development to dissemination), under the umbrella of the Center for Educational Transformation (CET); assists in identifying and addressing research and evaluation needs, including conducting comprehensive literature reviews, needs assessments, conceptualizing and preparing proposals and grants, designing research and evaluation studies, and summarizing results of research projects; communicates and disseminates research progress and results; prepares reports, publications, grants, and other written materials; prepares and gives oral presentations on study findings; identifies funding opportunities and provides technical assistance with the development and submission of grant and research proposals; provides support, training, and assistance to internal and external stakeholders including but not limited to local, national, and international partners, research fellows and affiliates, students, and staff; supports the CET director on all aspects of project-related partnerships, communications, and dissemination related to the CET; and performs other job-related duties as requested.

Master’s degree in educational research, education psychology, or related field required. At least three years of research management experience; research/grant writing experience; ability to lead and direct complex research projects; familiarity with diverse external funding mechanisms (e.g. National Science Foundation, Institute for the International Education of Students, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation); strong knowledge and skills with the composition and submission of grant proposals; ability to form strong relationships with faculty, students, and research partners in a variety of disciplines; strong knowledge and skills with quantitative and qualitative research design, data gathering, and qualitative and quantitative software; strong writing and communication skills; and commitment to working with diverse populations required. Occasional travel will be necessary.

Doctoral degree in related field; experience working in a research center; documented history of external funding; and mixed methods experience preferred.

Education Requirements: Master’s degree in research methods, experimental psychology, or related field required.

Click here to apply for the position of Project Manager.

 

Data Analyst

Percent Time of Work: 50%.

Provides research, data analytic, and evaluation support to the Center for Educational Transformation (CET) and its partners, including university faculty, school districts, and other collaborators; assists with developing grants, designing research, developing data collection instruments and sampling procedures, managing data collection, conducting analyses of quantitative data, and reporting and presenting research findings to stakeholders; supports and assists the CET's efforts to communicate and disseminate research progress and results to fellow educators and constituents by facilitating writing for journal submission, technical reports, policy briefs, and practice guides; and performs other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements: Master’s degree in research methods, experimental psychology, or related field required.

Click here to apply for the position of Data Analyst.

 

Graduate Research Assistant

Position Title: Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Educational Transformation

Reports to: Dr. Lisa M. Hooper, Richard O. Jacobson Endowed Chair for Research and Director for the Center for Educational Transformation

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester -August 26-December 20, 2019: 20 hours per week, beginning first week of the semester and ending the last day of final exam week. Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester -January 13-May 8, 2020: 20 hours per week, beginning first week of the semester and ending the last day of final exam week. Does not include the week of Spring Break.

Compensation:

  • Full Assistantship salary is $5,284 per semester. Half time Assistantship salary is $2,642 per semester.
  • Salary will be prorated weekly for late start.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during. Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters.
  • The Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship will be applied for and awarded separately. Receiving one will not insure that the other will be awarded to the applicant.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00. A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 graded credit hours.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Some research experience preferred.
  • Some interest in research topics related to diversity and culture preferred.
  • Some interest in formal and informal human helping (e.g., coaching, counseling, law, medicine, nutrition, psychology, social work, teaching).

Position Description:

As a graduate research assistant, you will assist with the procedures associated with the conceptualization and conduct of ethical, culturally responsive research, and community engagement. Your duties may include:

  • Conducting literature reviews.
  • Writing annotated bibliographies.
  • Writing abstracts and presenting papers for conferences.
  • Writing papers, literature reviews, or other parts of manuscripts.
  • Conducting interviews and focus groups.
  • Cleaning and managing data.
  • Data analysis.
  • Attending Center meetings.
  • Assisting in locating and writing grants.
  • Measurement development.
  • Traveling to schools or other community agencies (i.e., conducting research activities off campus).

Application Process and Deadline:

To apply, email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships), vita, and one letter of recommendation to Ms. Michelle Herzberg at michelle.herzberg@uni.edu

Applications received by June 1, 2019 will be given preferential consideration.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

  • 10 hours/week, $10/hour.
  • Qualifications:
    • Must be enrolled in classes at UNI.
    • Must have and maintain a strong GPA.
    • Willingness to make a one year commitment.
    • Some interest in research topics related to diversity and culture preferred.
    • Some interest in formal and informal human helping (e.g., coaching, counseling, law, medicine, nutrition, psychology, social work, teaching).
  • Apply for the Undergraduate Research Assistant position here.