Skip to main content

This job has expired

Center for Urban Research & Learning (CURL), Research Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track

Job Details

Position Details

Position Details

Job Title
Center for Urban Research & Learning (CURL), Research Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title
Center for Urban Research & Learning (CURL), Assistant Research Professor, Non-Tenure Track

Position Number

Job Category
University Faculty

Job Type

FLSA Status

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code

Department Name

Is this split and/or fully grant funded?

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Research Professor is a non-tenure track position responsible for research, writing, and research- connected administrative tasks related to the development, management, and completion of university: community collaborative research projects at the Center for Urban Research and Learning.
For this particular position, the individual will be the project coordinator for evaluation work Loyola is doing with United Way on their community development work in Cook County. This position will be responsible for coordinating meetings, communication among the many university and community partners, data collection, reporting, and other related tasks.

More broadly, the Assistant Research Professor is also responsible for the following duties and responsibilities for this work (and similar future work) at CURL :

1. Coordinating research activities and providing mentorship of CURL Graduate Fellows and other CURL Collaborative Project Researchers.

2. Conducting community-based research (conceptualization of research methodologies, collecting data, analyzing data, and writing final research reports)

3. Facilitating collaborative research teams consisting of other faculty, graduate students, undergraduate, and community leaders during the course of the research.

4. Working collaboratively with community partners in completing research projects, e.g. assist in convening meetings, attend research planning meetings, develop research project concept papers, assist in specific research tasks, mentor community staff members on specific research methods, and assist in writing final reports.

5. Writing grants for CURL research and project funding. This would also include assistance in identifying potential funders, meetings with community partners to shape research proposal, and follow-up with funders before or after grant is received.

6. Meeting regularly with other CURL staff in coordinating research activities that may be linked to other ongoing CURL collaborative research projects.


The successful applicant will possess:
*PhD in relevant social science field; *At least 2-3 years of collaborative, community-based research experience; *At least 2-3 years of directing qualitative and quantitative evaluation research projects; *Strong interpersonal skills working with diverse audiences in collaborative research setting; *Strong skills in statistical analysis and data collection, including univariate and multivariate statistical applications with use of SPSS and other similar analysis software; *Knowledge and experience in working with NVivo software for qualitative data analysis; *Extensive skills and experience writing for a diverse set of audiences (i.e. academic, policy, community, etc.).

Physical Demands

Working Conditions

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

PhD or equivalent educational background within a professional field. Experience in completing research in social science or public policy areas. Background in working with community-based participatory research or collaborative university community.

Open Date

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit to (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; They should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position.

References will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information about this position, please contact David Van Zytveld at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce, and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about the university’s mission and focus on transformative education, please visit and , respectively.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

Quick Link for Posting

Job Number

Organizational Location

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Open Until Filled
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a PhD in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert