Part-time Quantitative Research Assistant
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), based in the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, is looking for a motivated, creative quantitative research assistant who is interested in analyzing trends relating to the law student experience and using LSSSE data to contribute to larger discussions about legal education.
This is a part-time position with an expected workload of up to 28 hours/week. The pay is $25/hr. This position does not offer fee remission or other benefits.
Duties Principal responsibilities will include research and data analysis, data management, designing and executing specialized analyses for law schools, preparing analytical reports and research papers, reporting research results on the LSSSE website, user workshops and professional conferences, and other duties related to research and data management.
Applicants must have at least a masterâ€™s degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience. A minimum of 1-3 yearsâ€™ experience in institutional research or applied research in higher education or a related area is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of quantitative research design and data analysis, proficiency in statistical and spreadsheet software packages (e.g., SPSS, Excel) and be adept at data visualization and designing informative and compelling presentations. Applicants must have strong analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative research environment.
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement is an annual survey of the effects of legal education on law students. LSSSE is the most comprehensive source of data on the law student experience, from the perspective of students themselves. Since 2004, more than 310,000 students from 198 law schools in the U.S., Canada, and Australia have responded to the survey.
GA positions for the 2016-2017 academic year have been filled. The Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) in the Indiana University School of Education is accepting applications from qualified graduate students (doctoral students preferred) to work as a graduate assistant with various projects at the Center including the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), and outreach and research projects within the NSSE Institute. The Center is a leading nationally-recognized research unit studying quality in postsecondary education, college student learning and development, and effective educational practice. The Center houses two of the largest databases on undergraduate college students in the United States, and also has major initiatives for service and outreach to higher education institutions. The Center provides a range of learning experiences for doctoral students in the higher education program.