Senior Institutional Research Associate

Loyola University-Chicago
September 21, 2023
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Position Details

Position Details


Position Number 8102572 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Department Name INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS Location Code FACULTY ADMINISTRATION (02008A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Housed in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Senior Research Associate (SRA) will serve as a point person for the Office of Faculty Affairs with regard to collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting information about faculty. The SRA will contribute to a range of data- intensive office functions, such as maintaining faculty records, preparing data inputs for hiring and evaluation processes, and generating internal reports. The SRA will conduct research and data analyses on topics relevant to faculty to facilitate evidence-based decision-making among university leaders.

Selected duties:

· Responsible for understanding the structure and content of the faculty data systems, as needed to address the data, reporting, and research needs of the Office of Faculty Affairs and the university.

· Co-administers faculty data systems and works with system vendors to ensure that the systems meet the needs of the office, faculty, and other university stakeholders.

· Develops and implements strategies for accurate and efficient data use within the office, such as by streamlining or automating aspects of file preparation and reporting.

· Coordinates data maintenance projects, such as file organization, cleaning, and updating, based on team input and priorities.

· Provides content expertise and implements faculty data projects in collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) to improve the integration and functionality of new and existing faculty data systems.

· Performs research and data analysis to respond to faculty-related questions from university leaders, as well as conducts original research projects that aim to understand and enhance the faculty experience at Loyola.

· Creates tools to track, report, and visualize key metrics, such as faculty hiring, retention, and diversity and inclusion outcomes.

The Senior Research Associate position requires a facility in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources and extensive experience in, and a strong passion for, empirical research for answering hard questions with reliable, valid data. The position also requires interpersonal and communication skills to effectively convey findings to a variety of audiences and positively influence senior leadership and faculty with the ability to tell stories with data using data visualization software and presentation skills.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Five or more years of experience in an academic setting with progressive responsibilities

Master's degree required Ph.D. Preferred


Advanced Social/Behavioral/Organizational analytic knowledge and skills in an academic educational setting.

Advanced Research skills:

  • Research Design
  • Survey, Focus Group, and Experimental Research Methods
  • Enterprise Database knowledge and Query/Extraction Experience
  • Statistics
  • Software Tools Experience (spreadsheet, database (SPSS, SAS, etc.), visualization)
  • Strong Oral and Writing Skills:

  • Evidence of Writing and Oral Communication Skills
  • Scholarly Written Reports Demonstrating Analytic and Communication Skills
  • Presentation Experience to Diverse Audiences using Visualization Tools
  • Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

    Five or more years of experience in an academic setting with progressive responsibilities

    Master's degree required Ph.D. Preferred

    Computer Skills

    Proficiency in information/database management and ad-hoc reporting tools

    Supervisory Responsibilities No Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Open Date 08/16/2023 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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