The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Social Science/Humanities Research Associate IV

Hiring department LBJ Public Affairs
Monthly salary $3,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-03-18-01-4006
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 08/31/2013
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


- To provide research for the Child and Research Family Partnership (CFRP) funded by the Texas Office of the Attorney General, with primary focus on evaluating aspects of the state child support system. To direct, manage, and supervise survey collection process and survey callers for large data collection projects.

Essential Functions

- Train and manage 12-15 student survey callers and schedules. Track daily progress toward multiple sampling targets. Ensure that data collection remains random and stratified according to the planned strategy. Manage communications with survey participants. Maintain the highest level of data security. Make calls and conduct surveys personally as necessary. Report and consult about collection process to lead staff researcher and CFRP director. Assist with writing reports and policy briefs for an academic and policy audience. Communicate and interact with sponsor/client and stakeholders as needed. Report directly to CFRP Director. Provide additional research and data analysis support as needed.

Marginal/Incidental functions

- Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

- Master's degree with major coursework in the field of assignment, plus four years of related experience. Extremely detail-oriented with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel. Skills to track and organize large data sets. Data collection experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

- Master's degree and additional graduate study toward Ph.D. in the field of assignment. More than the required years of related experience. STATA, SAS, or SPSS skills a plus. Project management and supervisory experience preferred.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity All work is on-site at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Some Saturdays and evenings are required for survey administration.

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