Research Associate in Educational Administration
Michigan State University College of Education
United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Educational Administration 10014014
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), in partnership with the Educational Administration Department at the Michigan State University College of Education, seeks applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the UCEA Headquarters leadership team. The post-doctoral research associate supports UCEA and Headquarters in a variety of ways, including research design and implementation, organizational development, graduate student programming, and special events management. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Mónica Byrne-Jiménez, Executive Director of UCEA, to advance the goals of UCEA and refine their own research agenda. This is a two-year appointment with possible renewal for a third year, depending upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

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 -Educational Leadership or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Evidence of a research agenda focused on educational leadership, leadership development, and/or adult learning
  • Data organization and analysis skills
  • Experience with qualitative or quantitative analysis software (e.g., Qualtrics, NVivo, Dedoose, SPSS, STATA, Mplus, or R)
  • Strong qualitative or quantitative research skills (e.g., program evaluation, critical methodologies, survey design)
  • Ability to lead teams comprised of students and faculty
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) and other internet-based tools

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with, and commitment to leadership for/with diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge of K12/higher education leadership, principal preparation program development/evaluation, or educational policy
  • Evidence of strong research management and coordination experience

Required Application Materials

Candidate Profile online; attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references and academic writing sample.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Application review will begin May 15 until filled. This is a two-year appointment with possible renewal for a third year, depending upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


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: Nov 18, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: May 15, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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