Job Description

Posting Date Job Number Job Title Revision Date Category Type Status
2/17/2017 18-17 Academic Professional, Research Associate 05/24/2017 Admin Full-Time Job Filled

Please submit a resume with Job No. 18-17. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool

The Academic Professional, Research Associate position is an exempt, full-time administrator position, with a limited-term of two (2) years in duration, for the Smith Institute. Continued employment is based upon available grant funding. This position reports to the Principal Investigator (PI)/Professor, Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Economics and Law within the Economics Science Institute. 

The Research Associate, alongside the PI, conducts research on political economy or philosophy. The incumbent will design and execute research methodology and collaborate with other faculty with similar research interests on this topic. The incumbent will furnish regular technical reports and updates to the PI. This position may teach one course year in consultation with the faculty. The position contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or presentation. Will perform other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the Academic Professional, Research Associate position.

Specific Job Requirements: PhD in Economics or relevant field of research; or its equivalent in research skill and subject matter knowledge by the beginning of employment at Chapman University. Knowledge of research methods as issued by Institutional Research Boards.

General Job Requirements: Ability to conduct research in a timely manner and document all data. Strong writing skills and computational knowledge. Ability to collaborate with Principal Investigator and other faculty before and during research. Ability to formulate and communicate logical and sound conclusions and recommendations. Excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain high level of confidentiality. Ability to learn and interpret University policies and procedures that pertain to the duties of this position. Ability to multi-task and have a strong command of time management skills to be able to prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions and a fluctuating workload. Be able to work some weeknight and weekend work hours as needed.

Notice to Applicants: This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.

Please include one (1) letter of reccommendation with your application materials.
Successful completion and outcomes of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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