Associate Researcher

Center for Public Partnerships and Research - University of Kansas
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The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR), a designated center within the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI), seeks a full-time Associate Researcher to develop and implement program evaluations for small and large-scale initiatives. CPPR specializes in applied research, partner acceleration, and venture approaches that support our mission to optimize the well-being of children, youth, and families. CPPR drives change at local, state, and national levels through applied research, data science, digital and systems transformation, strategic foresight and innovation, and translation and dissemination efforts that support national, state, and community partners in realizing their vision for healthy, flourishing families and communities. This position will promote healthy, happy, thriving communities by conducting evaluations of new or existing programs. The successful applicant should have prior experience managing and reporting quantitative and qualitative data and helping partners with data reporting and quality improvement efforts utilizing information derived from evaluation efforts. The Associate Researcher should have experience sharing findings with partners outside of the academic community. The person in this position will work with teams and independently to troubleshoot problems actively and quickly develop and implement solutions. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about achieving social change for good through data and technology.

This position is contingent upon funding. The University of Kansas offers competitive benefits that include health benefits, paid leave and holidays, optional Flexible Spending, Health Savings Accounts, and life insurance; Employee Assistance Program, retirement benefits, and much more that can be found at

At the heart of our mission, AAI is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the many communities we serve. To this end we commit to addressing the structural and systemic inequities that prevent marginalized populations from thriving. We strive to create a safe workplace where there is no tolerance for discrimination and harassment. We stand with Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQIA+ ​community, people with disabilities, and all individuals who are marginalized or oppressed. We join the movement to make KU and the world around us a better place.
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Required Qualifications
1. A doctorate or highest professional degree (including JD, MD or international equivalent) in Education, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or related field OR a master's degree in Education, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or related field and 3 years of additional experience in the field/area of research.
2. 3 Years of experience working with internal and external teams on technical solutions or applications as demonstrated in application materials and work experience.
3. 2 or more years of experience analyzing qualitative or quantitative data as evidenced by academic or work history.
4. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.

Organization Summary

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) is a designated center within the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas.

KU is an EO/AAE, full policy

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
minimum $60,000

1617 St. Andrews Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047
United States

How to Apply

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A complete application consists of an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins on 6/27/2022 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. To ensure first consideration, please apply by 6/27/2022.

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