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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


The Office of International Affairs (OIA) seeks a remote Doctoral Research Fellow (DRF) to support the work of international engagement at Teachers College over the summer 2020 semester. The successful candidate will oversee OIA’s research efforts and support a range of OIA activities. The DRF’s research role will include designing OIA-led studies and projects; collecting and analyzing relevant data; and drafting summaries and reports. The DRF will also serve as liaison for OIA-led student activities; participate in the planning and organization of international programs and events; and support the coordination of delegation visits hosted by OIA. Please note that the DRF will work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this position will become an on-site position once the College resumes normal operation. This position ends on August 31 with the possibility of renewal for the 2020-2021 academic year. Renewal is not guaranteed.

Please read "Required Documents" to learn more about the application process.

Job Summary/Basic Functions

  • Design, execute and oversee multi-year research projects with the support of other student researchers.

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research; process and analyze data collected from various sources (e.g. surveys, interviews, focus groups, media discourse analysis, etc.).

  • Prepare literature reviews and internal reports on a range of topics such as internationalization in higher education (IHE).

  • Assist Grant Researcher with maintenance of grant databases for faculty and students seeking international funding.

  • Draft annotated bibliographies and design surveys, where applicable.

  • Assist in planning and execution of delegation visits, international study tours and other program activities.

  • Support various administrative activities and clerical tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Very strong quantitative and qualitative research skills.

  • Very strong writing and editing skills.

  • Strong organizational skills (must be detail-oriented).

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

  • Strong computer skills (MS Word Suite, Google Suite, Qualtrics, etc.).

  • Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.

  • Must be a matriculated 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).

  • Must be able to abide by the Student Confidentiality Agreement.

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

  • Ideal candidates must also be able to communicate effectively and must demonstrate excellent organizational skills that contribute to the advancement of OIA.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Experience working with international education programs.

  • Experience working with other cultures.

  • Experience working with data analysis softwares (e.g. R, NVivo, STATA, etc.).

  • Proficiency in a second language.

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Writing sample (No more than 3-6 pages double spaced; do NOT exceed this limit.)

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit ALL required documents.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please submit all required documents on PageUp. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants whose qualifications align best with the job description will be contacted via email for a remote interview. Applicants who are not selected for an interview will not be contacted, but the application will remain active until the end of the term and may be considered for other vacancies, if applicable. The anticipated start date isMay 5, 2020. If you have questions, contact OIA (

Advertised:04 May 2020Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close:31 Aug 2020Eastern Daylight Time