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Under general supervision, the Associate Director for Research and Publications ( ECI ) will be responsible for supervising and supporting research projects by ECI staff and students. The position will also be responsible for editing, publication and dissemination of all written pieces for the Institute. The position requires strong familiarity with scholarly writing, research and various citation methods. The position requires the ability to forming interdisciplinary collaborations in writing. The primary function of this position is to study social problems and develop policies to solve them. This position monitors events, policy decisions and trends and other issues with implications for the political and policy landscape.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary

• Researches and writes academic articles, policy related reports, essays and editorials for the institute in furtherance of its mission and policy advocacy efforts.
• Assists and advises ECI Associate Directors with their research and writing assignments.
• Gathers data, using either existing information or generating new data through public information Requests or other research tools. Communicating findings and promoting solutions through newsletters, speeches, reports, or books.
• Supervises all student research projects, advising and assisting student researchers, edits papers and monitors student performance.
• Advises and interacts with the students in a fashion that promotes a quality learning experience and extensive exposure to scholarly legal and interdisciplinary writing.
• Conducts public relations activities and programs for the Earl Carl institute.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range $55,513.00 - $69,392.00 Education

Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Doctorate of Juris Prudence (JD) or Ph.D preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Federal, State, Local, Grant, and County laws.
• Policies, procedures, and practices.
• Specialized practices, equipment and procedures.
• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
• Project management.
• Must-haves, instrumental for the evaluation and interpretation of the data that policy analysts collect in their research.
• Capability is that for critical thinking.
• Crucial: beyond data analysis, these professionals must be able to process the information they’ve researched and draw logical conclusions from it.
• Problem-solving and decision-making.
• Multitasking and time management.
• Strong management.
• Strong analytical.
• Coordinating work of others.
• Job-related systems.
• Strong writing skills are a given, in light of the need for them to create papers and articles on their research results that clearly and concisely convey their findings.
• Excellent both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
• Work effectively and efficiently under pressure is essential.
• Use job related software such as, but not limited to, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and legal databases.
• Prepare detailed reports.
• Work independently.
• Communicate effectively.

Work Experience

Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Limited standing and/or walking.
Handling light weight objects.
Using or carrying equipment.
Stoop, bend or lift.

Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)
UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants. Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher? Doctorate of Juris Prudence (JD) or Ph.D preferred.
    • Bachelor's Degree or Higher
    • Doctorate of Juris Prudence (JD)
    • Ph.D
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have three (3) to five (5) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience using Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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