Research Director - Georgia State University

Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs.

While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!!

Operating amid one of the nation’s greatest concentrations of courts, legislative bodies, and government agencies, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) brings the different lenses of public policy, social work, criminology, and economics together into focus.Ranked among America’s top 10 percent of public affairs graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) is home to Georgia State’s degree programs in economics, public management and administration, criminal justice and criminology and social work. It also houses 11 major research units, including the new Urban Studies Institute. The Andrew Young School works to advance economic opportunity, human rights, and social justice. It strengthens communities across the globe via policy research, scholarship, public engagement and the development of leaders. Located in downtown Atlanta, it is internationally recognized for its impact and influence on public policy and management issues that affect communities and local, state and national governments around the world.

The Department of Economics is seeking to hire a Research Director who manages the scientific rigor and direction of the Education Policy Institutes projects, including analysis plan development for new projects and scientific and communications oversight for all projects. The research director is responsible for supervising data analysts, post-docs and graduate research assistants. The scope of responsibility will include these specific duties but is not limited to the following:

  • Direct portfolio of applied projects In association with faculty
  • Manage/Monitor research and project staff to ensure rigor and quality
  • Provide communications oversight for all projects and disseminate findings
  • Oversees recruitment and analysis plan development for new projects
  • Act as liason to school district partners

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