The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation at NYU Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) is seeking a graduate research assistant (up to 20 hours/week). The selected candidate will work closely with the Research and Evaluation team to provide general project support including qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, summarizing results, and administrative responsibilities.
Thus, we seek an individual with a strong foundation in research methods and measurements, and/or mixed methods research designs. The ideal candidate will have experience performing cutting edge educational research in one of the following sub disciplines: sociology, social or cultural psychology, economics, education studies, or an interdisciplinary, social sciences set of fields.
The applicant must have demonstrated interest in issues of equity and social justice in education (e.g., culturally responsive education, anti-racist education, trauma informed practices, Response To Intervention, restorative justice), privileging a strengths-based framework in her or his scholarship. The applicant must be interested in part of a team (or teams) of researchers and can demonstrate the ability and/or interest in working in multiethnic, multicultural environments.
The successful candidate will be committed to the success of all NYU Metro Center projects and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join NYU faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
In addition to the items detailed above, the following qualifications are required:
- Familiarity with research design and research methodology
Preference will be given to individuals with the following experiences:
- Experience conducting qualitative research including conducting interviews, coding, and/or document review
- Experience using Excel or SPSS to analyze quantitative data and develop charts, graphs, and other visualizations
- Familiarity with NYU UCAIHS or other IRB processes
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the Graduate Research Assistant will provide support for research and evaluation projects within the Center. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Submit and maintain Institutional Review Board applications
- Review of project documents (notes, schedules, etc.) for research purposes
- Conducting literature reviews
- Analysis of survey data
- Synthesize and summarize results from qualitative and quantitative analysis
- Coordinate and communicate with the Center’s Assistant Director and other staff
- Other responsibilities, as assigned
Level of Language Proficiency
Proficient in English
Minimum Education Required