Associate Research Scholar

Columbia University in New York

Date Posted February 21, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


We seek an Associate Research Scholar to lead the scale- up operations research on the Education sectors in the Millennium Villages Project. He/she will work in close collaboration with the MVP and Monitoring and Evaluation teams including the Ministries of Education in West Africa countries to perform targeted research to identify best practices, identify and develop needed guidelines, work with other researchers in the preparation of cross-sectoral data analysis, and participate in the statistical analysis of survey data and the preparation of reports and publications relevant to education projects based on those data.

The ARS will report to the Director and work closely with other senior scientists and scholars to develop and conduct local and national level planning tools for the Education sector. The incumbent will also work to conduct school based assessments to measure quality education and translate research into global and site-specific educational strategies and adaptive management for MVP sites and scaling-up programs. The incumbent will identify and match best practices from across sites with targeted local policy assessments to determine appropriate scale-up frameworks and technical support required for large-scale implementation.  








We seek a candidate with strong quantitative and interdisciplinary skills. Excellent English communication, technical writing and presentation skills are required.


The successful candidate will have an Ed.D or PhD in Education, International Educational Development, Economics or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have 2 years of related research experience beyond the PhD.  


They will have a solid publication record.  




Preferred Qualifications:




Experience working on collaborative projects with multiple partners and stakeholders.
Project management experience and the ability to work independently.
Excellent English communication, writing and presentation skills are required.
Experience working in diverse cultural settings.  




Applications must be submitted on-line at the Columbia University Job website where full details on the responsibilities of the position and a detailed list of all requirements may be found.




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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


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