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Posted Job Title
Assistant Research Director, Wharton People Analytics
Job Profile Title
Director, Research Support
Job Description Summary
Reporting to the People Lab Director, the Assistant Research Director for Wharton People Analytics (WPA) works with faculty, students, and organizations to develop and manage a broad spectrum of projects, whether initiated by WPA, requested by the University, or external organizations who seek to utilize the expertise of Wharton in this area. The Assistant Research Director is expected to bring strong research skills, including the ability to be a collaborative thought leader in the innovative research aspects of People Lab, with a focus on applied social science research. In addition, the Assistant Research Director is expected to possess strong communication skills, ongoing curiosity, client and project management skills, and a collaborative spirit to bear on the advancement of WPA's strategic goals and research agenda, particularly in relation to WPA's work in exploring innovative means of assessment and leadership development.
Working both independently and collaborating with the Wharton community and external organizations, the Assistant Director of Research for Wharton People Analytics (WPA) develops and manages a broad spectrum of projects associated with the People Lab initiative. The Assistant Director will contribute to the innovative research of People Lab, including developing research programs around both traditional and non-traditional assessment methodology through both thought leadership and collaboration with other WPA staff and affiliated faculty. In addition, The Assistant Director will provide oversight for multiple projects, including but not limited to those that are revenue generating, with focus on WPA's work in personal, performance, and leadership development.
With oversight from the People Lab Director, the Assistant Research Director will be responsible for developing and implementing research programs to advance the innovative science of the People Lab particularly around assessment, and ensuring that all project deliverables are completed, on time and within budget. Tasks include collaborating with others to develop novel research plans, managing complex and long-term projects with multiple stakeholders, executing research studies, collaborating with research assistants and student teams, negotiating changes to projects as needed, advising on project timelines, assisting in preparing research for publication and/or dissemination to organizations, and managing project workflows. This role will evolve in complexity over time, and will be an integral position supporting the growth of an innovative initiative and organization.
Masters degree and 2 - 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. PhD is preferred. Social science research experience required.Â
Other required experience includes: - strong project management skills - ability to be proactive and solutions focused - exceptional interpersonal fluency - experience and interest in social science research - strong presentation skills - ability to interact professionally at the highest levels of organizations - strong attention to detail - strong communication skills
*When applying, uploading BOTH a cover letter and resume is preferred.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$32,000.00 - $204,000.00
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Internal Number: JR00007096
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