The Office of Student Academic Success (OSAS) provides students with exceptional experiences, tools and opportunities to succeed academically, from the first point of contact throughout their entire academic journey. Units include: Strategic Enrollment Planning; Transition and Academic Growth; Academic Enrichment; Research & Program Assessment; Military and Veterans Services, ROTC; Undergraduate Education; Student Athlete Support Services Office; and the University Registrar.
The Research Associate for Research & Program Assessment is responsible for preparing and executing statistical models in support of OSU student academic success research and assessment. Research-oriented tasks include developing descriptive and inferential models to explore past and current patterns of student admission, enrollment, retention, and graduation, and to estimate the impact of selected policies or programs on these outcomes. Assessment-oriented tasks include assisting with the planning, development, and reporting of assessment metrics to support continuous improvement in the execution of OSAS missions and goals. Candidates should have a well-articulated interest in issues of college access, affordability, and excellence.
Pull, clean, and code student record data (30%)
Perform quantitative data analysis in SAS, R, or a similar program (30%)
Contribute to development and writing of research and assessment reports and presentations 20%)
Other research and assessment tasks as assigned (20%)
Additional Information for Applicants::
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae including a listing of relevant coursework or experience, and an academic writing sample, preferably based on original qualitative or quantitative research findings. (Co-authored writing samples are acceptable, if the candidate explains in detail which pieces of the sample were primarily developed and written by the candidate.)
A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Experimental Psychology, or the social sciences or similar field, with an emphasis on quantitative research and data analysis, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of and experience with statistical software packages such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
Master's degree or advanced graduate-level training in educational studies, human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or a similar social science degree.
Graduate-level coursework or equivalent work experience in quantitative research methods.
Proficiency with writing code/syntax in SAS, SPSS, R, or a similar program.
Experience drafting and revising research papers and presentations, either independently or as part of a team.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Track record of delivering high-quality work under deadline.
Good judgment, reliability, ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Target Salary: $50,400.00 - $58,500.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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