Posting Number S00068P
Position Title Associate Director for Research
Department Mississippi Urban Research Center (MURC)
Salary Not listed.
Grant Funded No
Location Jackson Medical Mall
Faculty, Staff, Admin or Student Staff
Number of Vacancies 1
The Mississippi Urban Research Center at Jackson State University is accepting
applications for it Associate Director of Research position.
Minimum Required Education
Ph.D. required in the fields of public policy, public administration,
political science, urban and regional planning, urban studies, economics,
social work, sociology, criminal justice, statistics, psychology, or related
social science areas.
Minimum Required Experience
Minimum 5 years' experience working in a research, planning, and/or data
gathering & analysis type organization(s).
Minimum 5 years' experience developing and designing research studies.
Minimum 5 years' experience conducting quantitative, qualitative, mixed-
Minimum 5 years' experience working with quantitative and qualitative
analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Nvivo, SAS, GIS).
Minimum 5 years' experience creating, managing, and/or analyzing large
Minimum 5 years' experience researching urban-related issues (e.g.,
education, housing, employment, health, public finance, family structure &
interactions, mental health, crime, infrastructure, neighborhood
development & revitalization).
Minimum 5 years' experience publishing research work in peer- and non-peer
Minimum 5 years' experience presenting research findings to public,
private, and non-profit officials and organizations.
Minimum 5 years' experience supervising and/or managing research teams,
projects, and/or collaborations.
Minimum 5 years' experience preparing, administering, and analyzing
research surveys and questionnaires.
Minimum Required Licenses and/or Certifications
See minimum required experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Analysis of data using statistical software.
Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research.
Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and implement a MURC-led research agenda that seeks to identify
recommendations, solutions, interventions, and/or best practices to urban-
Write research reports, policy/position papers, evaluation reports, and
grant applications addressing urban problems.
Collect and analyze both primary and secondary data for root causes of
Form research collaborations with JSU academic and non-academic units for
the purpose of investigating and developing solutions to urban-oriented
Supervise and/or manage internal and external MURC-led research teams,
projects, and/or collaborations.
Form partnerships with community-based and other non-profit organizations
working on urban-related issues and solutions.
Monitor and track national, regional, statewide, and local socio-economic
issues impacting urban areas.
Conduct focus groups, key informant meetings, and community meetings.
Plan and conduct workshops, symposiums, forums, seminars, and/or
Perform other duties as required.
Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Background Check Statement
Jackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts
background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background
checks include reference checks, criminal history/record check and when
appropriate a credit report or driving history report.
Open Date 06/09/2021
Close Date 06/23/2021
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
Special Instructions to Applicants
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