The Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research 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.
Graduate assistants serve as Project Associates (PAs) with one or more projects in the Center. Specific responsibilities are dependent on the needs of the project, but most PAs have client service responsibilities, and manage project logistics, activities and timelines. In this capacity, PAs are the main point of contact for institutions participating in survey research conducted by CPR. In addition, PAs may assist in various stages of report production and data management, and may participate and/or present at professional meetings and conferences. Additional responsibilities may include data collection and analysis, survey development, marketing and promotions, and additional client services.
Preferred applicants should be enrolled in a doctoral program in the School of Education. Master's candidates with relevant experience may be considered. Experience in higher education administration, assessment, project management, research, excellent communication and organizational skills are desired. Quantitative or qualitative research skills are highly desired but not essential. Interest in and knowledge of higher education and college students is especially important.
12-month stipend (July 1 to June 30) of about $17,000 plus 30 credit hours tuition remission, and student health insurance included (health insurance coverage begins at the start of the corresponding academic term). The stipend will be prorated to reflect the start date of the appointment.
E-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Center for Postsecondary Research, 1900 E 10th St., Suite 419, Bloomington, Indiana 47406 (attn: PA position).