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Senior Research Associate

Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022
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The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium), a unit in the Urban Education Institute at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, invites applications for an appointment as a Senior Research Associate (SRA). The UChicago Consortium is a research-practice partnership that investigates how programs, policies, and practices are working in the Chicago Public Schools. A central component of our work is engaging with a diverse set of stakeholders and stimulating evidence-driven discourse about the vital issues facing schools. The SRA will conduct original research consistent with the Consortium model, applying rigorous methods to answer questions of policy and practice in collaboration with educational stakeholders. The SRA will also co-direct the work of the Equitable Learning and Development Group developing and leading a nationally focused research agenda that centers student and educator experiences in schools. The candidate will also provide guidance to other researchers at the Consortium on how to conduct rigorous research and engage with policymakers and school practitioners.


Candidates must have a doctorate in a social science discipline or statistics. Evidence of expertise and impact in educational research through at least 10 publications (books, articles, reports or book chapters) that have been cited by other scholars is preferred. Candidates should have worked with policymakers in a local district and/or in the federal government. Candidates with expertise in the areas of social emotional learning, adolescent development, academic motivation, psychometrics, or measurement of student experience/learning conditions, and strong quantitative or mixed-methods analytical skills are preferred.

Application Instructions

Please apply online at the Academic Career Opportunities web page at the University of Chicago website using the following link: . Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and contact information for three references. Consideration of applications will begin on December 5, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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