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Teachers College, Columbia University Doctoral Research Fellow in New York, New York

Doctoral Research Fellow

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Position type: Student

Location: New York

Categories: Office/Clerical, Research

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Office of Academic Planning seeks a Doctoral Research Fellow (DRF) to support the work of academic planning and international engagement at during the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will assist with various research, partnership, and project activities.

The DRF will be expected to engage with faculty to conceptualize grant opportunities, contribute to budget planning and draft relevant literature reviews and grant proposals. The DRF will also be expected to design research studies; collect and analyze relevant data; and draft summaries and reports. In addition, the DRF will serve as liaison for student activities; participate in the planning and organization of international programs and events; and support the coordination of delegation visits and special events. Finally, the DRF will provide administrative support to the Office of Academic Planning and its constituent offices as needed.

Please note that this position is in-person and reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Global Engagement. This position is for spring/summer of the 22-23 academic year. The anticipated start date is January 3, 2023 and the end date is August 31, 2023 with the possibility for renewal in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities:

Research and Planning Coordination(45%)

  • Support the Department Administrator with coordinating and tracking information across all offices within Academic Planning

  • Design and execute studies on a range of topics related to academic planning and international higher education

  • Design surveys, questionnaires and assessments as needed

  • Analyze data collected from various sources (e.g. surveys, interviews, focus groups, media discourse analysis, etc.)

  • Prepare literature reviews and internal reports on research topics

  • Build and maintain databases to support academic planning and international activities

  • In collaboration with the OGE Grant Researcher, draft and edit grant newsletters for faculty and students

  • Support the maintenance of OGE grant databases for faculty and students seeking international funding

Partnerships & Projects (40%)

  • Search for appropriate grant funding opportunities for TC faculty

  • Support faculty and Office of Global Engagement (OGE) grant applications by researching topics, helping to conceptualize methodology, and drafting proposals for final submission

  • Assist with building and editing project and activity budgets for grant proposals

  • Assist with the planning and execution of delegation visits, international study tours and other program activities

  • Attend meetings with global partners to support ongoing joint programs and activities

  • Prepare reports, summaries and data analysis related to partnerships and projects as needed

Administration (10%)

  • Carry out various administrative tasks (e.g. picking up mail, ordering basic supplies, etc.) for OGE and the Office of Academic Planning

Other duties as assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

  • Proficiency with research/data analysis software (e.g. Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, nVIVO, etc.)

  • Proficiency with project management software (e.g. Airtable, JIRA, etc.)

  • Very strong quantitative and qualitative research skills

  • Very strong writing, editing and communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills; must be detail-oriented and able to work with large volumes of information

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work flexible hours when needed for special events

  • Must be able to exercise professional judgment; work independently and show initiative

  • Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people

  • Must be a matriculated, full time Ph.D. or Ed.D. student taking 12 credits (or equivalent, which includes full-time equivalent offerings (HBSK 6480, CCPJ 6480, CCPX 6480, or any 8900 course) in years 1 & 2, and at least 6 credits or the equivalent in years 3 & beyond

  • Must be able to abide by the Student Confidentiality Agreement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in an education or academic administration role

  • Experience drafting grant proposals and designing budgets

  • Experience working with international education programs

  • Experience working with other cultures

  • Proficiency in a second language

To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume AND a cover letter. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and research skills.

We will review applications as they are received. Kindly note that we are only able to follow up with candidates selected for interviews.

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to us

Advertised: Sep 14, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Jun 01, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time