Assistant Director for Research
Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC)
College of Education
Michigan State University
Position Title: Assistant Director for Research
University Job Classification: Specialist – Research, Fixed Term
Appointment: Full Time, Annual
The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking an Assistant Director for Research to join the EPIC leadership team. EPIC is a policy lab located within the College of Education. EPIC partners with state and school district leaders to produce rigorous and objective mixed-method research with consequence that strengthens evidence-based decision-making for practice and policy in Michigan, with implications for historically disadvantaged students throughout the country.
The Assistant Director for Research will join the EPIC team in a leadership role to help lead the center’s externally-funded, multi-year, mixed-methods research projects. The EPIC team includes Faculty Director Dr. Katharine Strunk, Managing Director Emily Mohr, Assistant Director Dr. Tara Kilbride, staff researchers, postdoctoral research associates, operational staff, several affiliated faculty, and doctoral students.
The Assistant Director for Research will oversee EPIC postdoctoral research associates, staff researchers, and doctoral students to ensure that all research products meet high standards of rigor and clarity. We are seeking a person who is excited to be a member of a dynamic and motivated group and who is driven by a desire to produce both rigorous and policy-relevant research aimed at driving improvements for Michigan students and educators.
Specific duties for the Assistant Director for Research will include some or all of the following:
The position, which includes benefits, is a fixed term, annual, 100% time position beginning in the spring or summer of 2022 with options for annual renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience and training.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Required Degree: Ph.D.
Required Application Materials: Interested candidates should send: 1) a letter of application stating qualifications for and reasons for interest in this position; 2) current resume or curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants must apply online at: http://jobs.msu.edu. The posting is available at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/508270/specialist-researchfixed-term. Questions can be directed to Emily Mohr at [email protected].