Position: Lead Research Associate
Department: CAENS/Cooperative Extension
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming "One Tuskegee", the ideal Lead Research Associate will possess the willingness use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
This position seeks a highly-qualified candidate for Lead Research Associate – State of African Americans in the Black Belt. The Lead Researcher will work closely with and report to the Project Editor; will help identify and recruit support personnel and help prepare all reports. The Lead Researcher will ensure the accuracy and relevance of all research and ensure students who participate in the project receive an experience that enhances their educational goals. The Lead Researcher must be open to dialogue and suggestions from staff and board and must be able to work well with all project stakeholders e.g., policymakers, impacted communities, staff. This position is remote.
The successful candidate will:
Develop research protocol for the sectors that will be addressed in the report and secure approval from the Editor and Board before implementation. Sectors will include but not be limited to: land tenure, infrastructure, agriculture, housing, and business.
The Lead Researcher will make sure that all research will address the following as they relate to each sector; provide a historical overview of each sector, the current status of each sector, how each sector can be improved, and policy implications.
Supervise Research Assistants and students.
Prepare and submit a monthly progress report to the editor.
Assist the editor in preparing and presenting reports to the board.
Assist the editor in developing research-based Black Belt policy agenda
Assist in presenting and defending the report at the annual stakeholders’ meeting.
Master’s degree in Applied Agricultural, Environmental, or Resource Economics or a closely related field is required
Must demonstrate the ability to communicate and work within teams
Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Agricultural, Environmental, or Resource Economics or a closely related field is required
This position is funded through private funding
This position end date is December 31, 2025, unless funding is renewed
Commensurate with education, training, and experience
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.
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