Research Associate 4796BR CLA-Criminal Justice College of Liberal Arts
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 116A
COLA/Criminal Justice/Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI)
The Department of Criminal Justice is firmly grounded in the educational model of criminal justice which emphasizes the social scientific study of crime and criminal justice. Exposure to theory and research are the foundations of such an approach. Our students not only consume what theory and research tells us about crime and justice, they are also encouraged to be active participants in the process by which knowledge is created and disseminated. A variety of opportunities exist for our students to engage in active research projects and to present the results of that research. Program goals of the BS and the BS/MS in Criminal Justice include the following:
Acquire historical and contemporary perspectives on the nature and extent of crime and policies related to crime and justice, with emphasis on implications for policy, race, class and gender both domestically and globally.
Develop foundational knowledge of history, philosophy, theory, processes and reform of police agencies, courts, corrections, and criminal justice policies.
Develop practical skills to research, integrate and apply analytic skills and knowledge to specific criminal justice issues.
Develop an understanding of and the ability to apply criminological theories in explaining the social, legal, and political processes by which behaviors are criminalized and the responses that arise to address such behaviors.
Identify ethical issues surrounding crime and crime policies.
The Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI) is focused on conducting nationally relevant, locally focused research. In addition to securing funding for local Rochester area government and not-for-profit organization projects, CPSI continuously conducts local research for use by its partner agencies and organizations and the public as well. Grant funds are primarily used to support student researchers who gain valuable research and practical experience. All of the research done through CPSI is intended to provide useful and practical knowledge to assist in addressing public safety concerns in the community. The research is made available through the working papers and is widely presented and discussed in the community by the researchers and others from CPSI. The research partnership between CPSI and the Rochester Police Department and other local agencies and organizations has been recognized as a model research partnership by the National Institute of Justice.
Detailed Job Description
The research associate will
Work with closely with Center for Public Safety Initiatives research staff and students to design and work on research projects and subsequently complete evaluations and assessments, especially the evaluation research for Project CLEAN working with Ibero.
Be responsible for research design/ methodology, data collection and overall evaluations on a variety of projects.
Be responsible for completing reports, data analysis, presenting data to a wide variety of stakeholders in the community (both sophisticated viewers and lay audiences) and will create other products as determined by the projects.
Work in a collaborative research team and will be responsible for communication and coordination related to the projects.
Attend community meetings relevant to the work being done with CPSI and communicate regularly with partners by reporting findings in a systematic way.
Assist with grant writing and supervise students on a variety of research projects.
The research associate should have strong writing, critical thinking, presentation of data, and research design skills. This position should also be able to perform extensive data analysis (using SPSS, ArcGIS, Excel, R). NOTE: This is an externally grant funded position.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Masters Level Criminal Justice or related field
3 years minimum experience in research writing
3 year minimum performing evaluations.
3 year experience in Project Management.
3 year experience in performing research assessments
experience using SPSS, Excel, ArcGIS, PowerPoint, R required
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Writing Samples
How to Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Please submit your online application; cover letter, resume, and upload criminal justice-related writing sample (3 pages)
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