Research Director University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04417 Recruitment Period Open date: May 10th, 2019 Next review date: Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The California Policy Lab's UCLA site is seeking a full-time Research Director to contribute to our organization's scientific and intellectual leadership. The Research Director will supervise a portfolio of applied research and technical assistance projects in CPL's five research areas for our government partners in Los Angeles and the state of California. CPL's UCLA site is currently engaged in research projects on reducing homelessness in Los Angeles, criminal justice reform, and improving employment outcomes for the poor and unemployed, but we also welcome expertise in education, health, and social safety nets. The Research Director will lead all phases of the research process, including writing the scientific and methodological content of research proposals, conducting or overseeing quantitative analyses, writing papers for submission to top academic journals, and assisting in dissemination and outreach efforts. The Research Director will also contribute to strategic conversations about new project development and will manage research and project staff. Finally, the Research Director will assist in writing grant proposals. The Research Director will report to the Faculty Director and Executive Director and work collaboratively with other CPL faculty affiliates, researchers, staff, and partner agencies. This position is based in Los Angeles, California.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent training in public policy, economics, statistics, computer science, or other relevant field with substantial policy and research experience.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.