Senior Research Associate

Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 23, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University ( invites applications for a Senior Research Associate to join the staff of EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program ( The main roles of the Senior Research Associate will be to

  1. Design, conduct, and coordinate EvaluATE’s research on evaluation and capacity building and further develop a strategic research agenda. Some studies are underway, while others will be designed and directed by the Senior Research Associate.
  2. Oversee administration of EvaluATE’s survey of ATE program grantees, conducted annually since 2000. Survey findings provide NSF and ATE stakeholders with essential information about program achievements.
  3. Coordinate ongoing internal evaluation of EvaluATE activities and products and plan/lead new efforts.

The position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through 2023, with the possibility of renewal and transition to other projects at The Evaluation Center.

Remote work arrangements are negotiable.

For the complete position description, minimum requirements, and application procedures, visit the WMU Human Resources website (Posting # 0605436 at Only applications submitted through this site will be considered. Application deadline is October 14. WMU is an AA/EO employer. We especially encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color; veterans, and people with disabilities.

About The Evaluation Center: The WMU Evaluation Center has been working to advance the theory, practice, and use of evaluation since 1965. Established in 2008, EvaluATE focuses on developing evaluation capacity within NSF’s ATE program, with broad reach to other sectors and regions around the world. EvaluATE is expanding to engage in more research and scholarship based on more than a decade’s worth of accumulated data and lessons learned.

About Western Michigan University: WMU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 76 public universities in the U.S. designated as Research Universities (High Research Activity). Western Michigan University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.