Stanford Qualitative Research Assoc

The John Gardner Center in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University seeks a Qualitative Research Associate to be responsible for conducting qualitative research with an emphasis on policy-relevant and actionable topic areas.

A doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field (education, public policy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, or related field) is required as is capacity to oversee graduate students as they design, carry out, and write about their research projects. Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis is required. Demonstrated experience with designing qualitative studies is required, as is proficiency with data analysis software such as NVIVO. Excellent oral, analytic, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required; writing as demonstrated in the candidate’s own writing and publications is essential. Ability to write for multiple audiences, including policy makers and practitioners, is preferred. The candidate must have strong interpersonal and collaboration skills in working with researchers and practitioners as well as organizational skills that demonstrate her/his ability to handle multiple tasks, timelines and priorities in a team environment. Familiarity with California K-12 education context, and English language learners is preferred. This may be substituted with familiarity with juvenile justice, mental health or foster care systems or a related youth policy issue. Familiarity with school enrichment and youth development programs, such as after-school programs is a plus.This is a one-year, fixed term appointment with an end date of 09/01/2014.

To apply, visit and search job number 60252. Final candidate will need to successfully pass a background check before being employed by Stanford University.

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