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Research Associate, Center for Service & Learning

Position Deleted on 4/11/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Indianapolis, IN
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
  • Admin - Volunteer Programs and Service Learning
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

The Center for Service and Learning (CSL) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks applicants for a Research Associate, a full-time academic appointment. The CSL is recognized as a national leader in both the practice and research on civic engagement within higher education. The CSL has received campus designation and funding as a "Signature Center" for its excellence and national prominence in advancing research and scholarship. The mission of the CSL Research Collaborative is to conduct research, secure external funding, convene scholars, provide resources, and disseminate information to further advance the knowledge of good practice related to civic learning and engagement, campus mission, and the public purposes of higher education. For further information about the mission and varied program initiatives of CSL see

The Research Associate will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and will collaborate with other professional staff to advance the strategic research goals of CSL Research Collaborative. The Research Associate will (a) collaborate with CSL staff on research design and implementation, (b) write grants to secure external funding for research, (c) conduct and manage data analysis using a variety of tools, (d) edit Research Briefs, manuscripts, and book chapters in the IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research, (e) manage symposium to convene internal and external scholars, (f) disseminate high quality scholarship through CSL website, publications, and presentations, (g) supervise a Graduate Assistant, and (h) assist with developing the capacity of IUPUI faculty to conduct research on service learning and campus-community partnerships. This work will increase knowledge and improve practice within the field of civic learning and engagement in higher education.

Required qualifications consist of a Master's and three years of related research experience. Disciplinary background may be from educational psychology, higher education, policy studies, social psychology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have (a) a solid understanding of research methodologies and data analysis, including quantitative research skills, (b) experience in grant writing and management, (c) strong writing and editing skills, (d) effective project management and collaborative skills, and (e) a commitment to the public purposes of higher education. Research experience related to civic learning and engagement in higher education is preferred however related experience within an organization focused on research and scholarship is acceptable.

IUPUI is one of the outstanding public urban research universities in the United States, located in the heart of Indianapolis, near the Indiana Government Center, world-class museums, and Fortune 500 companies. IUPUI serves over 30,000 students, including approximately 21,000 undergraduate students. Indiana University and Purdue University award degrees in more than 200 programs and offers a comprehensive range of academic programs in 23 schools. It is Indiana University's home campus for state wide programs in medicine, law, dentistry, nursing, and social work, and Purdue University programs in Engineering, Technology, and Science. The campus is also home to the first School of Philanthropy in the country.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is on or before July 1, 2013. Salary is commensurate to experience, beginning at $42,000 plus benefits. For further information on benefits, visit

Candidates must submit (a) a cover letter describing the candidate's qualifications, current area of research and interest in the position, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) one writing sample (e.g., article, grant application, research brief) and (d) two letters of reference. These materials should be submitted as a PDF electronically to Susie Wiesinger at Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Julie Hatcher,, Executive Director, Center for Service and Learning.

IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and affords reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.
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