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Research Associate

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department SW-School of Social Work-380100
Working Title Research Associate
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002453
Position ID 20020676
Posting Open Date 03/27/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2017
Position Summary

The Jordan Institute for Families of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an individual to serve as a research associate. This person will assist in contributing to a program of rigorous research focused on informing, designing, developing, and evaluating social interventions and social policies that strengthen individuals, families and communities. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of the Dean in the School of Social Work to conduct research focused on military service members and military-connected youth and families. This person will also assist in preparing proposals for funding to state and federal agencies to secure funding for military-focused projects, as well as consult with PhD students in social work with research focused on military service members and military-connected youth and families.

Educational Requirements

PhD candidate (ABD) or PhD degree in social work required with coursework and/or advanced study in intervention research, research and statistics, family studies, and the study of risk and resilience in the US Military. Applicants must also possess an M.S.W. degree from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work.

Qualifications and Experience

The individual hired for this position will need to have strong technical and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in research design and methodology as well as in statistical methods, such as structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, propensity score analysis, and other advanced techniques. Experience in survey design and measurement is desired. Willingness to share expertise in these areas with doctoral students and faculty members is a prime expectation. A record of peer-review publications in social work and family-related journals is highly desired, including research publications using samples of military service members and/or military-connected youth and family members.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Gary L. Bowen, PhD, Dean, School of Social Work
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. * Please describe any previous experience or research focused on military service members and/or military-connected youth and families.

    (Open Ended Question)