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Research Fellow (15750)

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Research Fellow in The Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning (CTRL) will explore issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion for underrepresented populations in higher education. The Research Fellow will assist the Associate Director with all aspects of research — writing, research design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination of findings — that focus on black men in postsecondary education, and inclusive teaching and learning in higher education. As part of the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, the incumbent will receive career development and mentoring support to develop their personal research that align with the broad goals of CTRL.


The Research Fellow will work collaboratively with faculty researchers, and staff in CTRL, and may supervise graduate and undergraduate students.

Salary Range
  • 35 hour/week
  • Sr. Coordinator/Analyst B
  • Exempt
Required Education and Experience
  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant field prior to the date of hire
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience conducting research in the context of graduate study can be used to meet the years of experience requirement
  • Ability to independently plan, conduct research protocols, analyze research data, and prepare it for presentation and/or publication
  • Familiarity and experience with data collection and statistical analyses including the use of common research and statistical software packages
  • Experience conducting original research and transforming it into actionable insights and plans
  • Experience with recruiting and interviewing research participants
  • Cultural competence and the ability to build effective relationships with diverse populations
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including public speaking and presentations
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and concisely for a variety of audiences
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Prior experience conducting research/assisting with research about issues related to diversity and inclusion, and educational equity in higher education.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check




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