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Senior Research Associate,

University Chicago Consortium on School Research
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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. 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 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 post-secondary, early childhood, or curriculum and instruction 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 February 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.

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

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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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