The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong quantitative data analysis skills to work on a grant-funded longitudinal study examining factors associated with college student academic success. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will analyze institutional data to understand how factors such as academic background, student and family characteristics, and financial need put students at risk for poor performance in college and how UIC success-related initiatives can ameliorate that risk.
The candidate will support other ongoing research projects that aim to identify non-cognitive and contextual factors that promote student success. The ideal candidate must have advanced statistical skills, such as multivariate statistics, SEM, and multi-level modeling, as well as experience running research projects. Expertise with SPSS and Mplus is essential. The candidate also must have excellent writing skills and must be able to write scholarly articles for publication, policy briefs, and grant applications.
The position will report to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (OVPUA), the unit on campus that coordinates initiatives to improve student success, including those identified in the campus-wide Student Success Planning Project (www.studentsuccess.uic.edu), and that houses the Chicago Collaborative for Undergraduate Success (http://collaborative.uic.edu).
A PhD in a social science is required and must have been awarded within the last five years. Salary for this position is $56,000 with benefits. The position is available immediately. For full consideration, please submit a CV, research statement, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (unofficial ok), and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=42595 by June 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Resources Management and Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-355-0006. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.