Research Associate-Post-secondary Education, Carolina Demography (01005225)

Position Information
Status reviewing applications
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Carolina Population Center-631100
Working Title Research Associate-Post-Secondary Education
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range dependent on qualifications
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003478
Position ID 01005225
Posting Open Date 12/17/2018
Application Deadline 01/10/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 02/01/2019
Position Summary

Carolina Demography is a unit of the Carolina Population Center that translates demographic data and analysis into specific usable information to support decision-making, planning, and program evaluation throughout North Carolina. Carolina Demography clients include local governmental agencies, educational institutions, business and non-profit organizations and the media.

The Carolina Demography Research Associate will serve as a scholar/subject matter expert acting as contributor or lead analyst for research projects related to post-secondary education in North Carolina. The person will contribute to identification of potential projects, research design, data collection, statistical analysis, reporting and dissemination of research findings through various media. The position will focus initially on research concerning the North Carolina education pipeline from high school through post-secondary institutions and its relationship to individual economic opportunity and the state’s forecasted employment needs.

Educational Requirements

A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in demography, sociology, education, public policy or another related social science area.

Qualifications and Experience

Required: Excellent English writing skills and oral communication skills; ability to write and communicate using clear, concise, nontechnical language. Demonstrated ability to use statistic software such as STATA and/or SAS. Demonstrated ability in analyzing complex data sets. Demonstrated expertise in post-secondary education and institutional research. Ability to identify and work with local experts and collaborators. Ability to lead complex projects. Experience with presentation and data visualization development.

Preferred: Familiarity with North Carolina educational systems and policies. Experience designing and querying relational databases such as MySQL. Familiarity with Tableau Public or similar data visualization software.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Information
Department Contact Name and Title Connie Padgett, Department Manager
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. *Explain how your own education has prepared you for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Describe your experience in post-secondary education research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Describe your expertise with specific statistical tools and methods.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Do you have experience in applied research? If so, describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *Have you worked as a member of a research team? If so, describe your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

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