Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) including oversight of data collection and research methods. Provide strategic and scientific leadership to meet the data collection, research, outreach, and education needs of BOSR. Serve as a main point of contact with survey clients. Advise clients on study design, provide methodological advice, and ensure successful completion of center projects. Collaborate with the director to plan and carry out activities to meet the research and education mission of BOSR. Prepare and present materials related to dissemination of BOSR research activities. Prepare and present materials related to BOSR public relations, marketing, and the education mission. Collaborate with the Assistant Director for Operations to oversee project staff performance and professional development. Work directly and collaboratively with BOSR Director in planning research design needs for new contracts and grants. Plan and implement standard and complex research designs for multiple survey research projects, create and present standard and complex project plans and budgets for prospective clients, and meet with clients to estimate research design and budgetary needs. Provide support on projects as needed.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in survey methodology, sociology, political science, communication studies, statistics, public administration, public policy, public health, or a related social science or statistics field with an emphasis in methods plus a minimum of three years of experience in survey research methods and project management; OR Master's or PhD in survey methodology, sociology, political science, communication studies, or a related social science or statistics field with an emphasis in methods plus a minimum of two years of experience in survey research methods and project management. Supervisory and data collection experience. Experience with budgeting for complex projects. Proficiency using statistical analysis software. Survey research training. Experience developing budgets and meeting with clients. Experience must demonstrate excellent organizational, written and oral communication, problem solving skills, and the ability to complete projects on time and within a budget, balance multiple demands, and prioritize.
Master's or PhD in survey methodology, sociology, political science, communication studies, statistics, public administration, public policy, public health, or a related social science or statistics field with an emphasis in methods. Team building experience. Experience presenting research to wide audiences. Advanced survey sampling and analysis skills. Survey weighting skills. Knowledge of qualitative methods, including qualitative pretesting methods. Familiarity with contracts, university structure, and institutional review boards.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.