Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
August 31, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 890904 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources Department: Department Of Community Sustainability 10002241 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Research Associate

Position Summary

The Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU) is searching for a part- time (20 hours per week) Research Associate to be part of the Urban-Rural Dialogue Pilot. This position will be fixed-term (October 15, 2023 to October 15, 2024), renewable annually, subject to funds availability and a maximum of 60 FTE months (5 years).

Project Description: Research Associate will help conceptualize, design, and implement a social network analysis for 10 groups or 10 participants in an intergroup dialogue on urban-rural social identities. The Research Associate will provide analytical expertise of survey and other data including statistical analysis using STATA for regression and other analyses including factor analysis, survey validity, and reliability analyses. A successful candidate should be able to explain how they might design a social network analysis of a sample of students in a school.

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 -social or natural science related

Minimum Requirements


  • Social justice educational experience (e.g., intergroup dialogue)
  • Educational background includes best practice of teaching
  • Ph.D. in quantitative methods and educational statistics
  • Ability to help design and implement social network analysis
  • Required Application Materials

    Applications should include (a) a cover letter that addresses the applicant's interest in the position and how the applicant meets the qualifications specified above; (b) a current CV; and (c) the names and contact information of 3 references. Questions may be directed to Michael Kaplowitz ([email protected]).

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    Department Statement

    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and the Department of Community Sustainability are committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

    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.

    Advertised: Aug 31, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Aug 31, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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