Research Associate/Research Director (2 positions)
East Tennessee State University
October 24, 2017
Johnson City, Tennessee
Posting Number: F00097P
The Department of Health Services Management and Policy at the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health is recruiting for two full-time research faculty positions to lead targeted aspects of a multi-year research and evaluation project focused on reducing unintended pregnancy by expanding access to reproductive health services. The Research Associate/Research Director will provide expertise and implement logistics of key aspects of the project. Key responsibilities include:
Coordinating efforts to update research and evaluation frameworks and operational objectives;
Collaborating with implementation partners across the Southeastern US to communicate expectations and collect necessary quantitative and qualitative data;
Supervision of study staff at satellite sites;
Developing and overseeing the implementation of study participant recruitment and retention protocols;
Oversight of the development and utilization of a data entry and management system and associated protocols;
Ensuring all project-related activities are completed in a timely and high quality manner and within the budgeted funding amounts; and
Contributing to the development and dissemination of findings through reports, presentations, journal articles, and other appropriate mechanisms.
The Research Associate/Research Director will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of investigators, staff and research assistants. Travel to meetings and/or study sites is expected.
East Tennessee State University is a Doctoral Research Intensive university with more than 15,000 students. ETSU is located in the Johnson City metropolitan area, an economic and healthcare hub nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The region surrounding the university is home to beautiful rivers, mountain streams, State and National Parks, excellent public and private schools, and a wide variety of cultural offerings.
The Department of Health Services Management and Policy is one of five academic units in the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health. The College is home to a diverse range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs, research centers, and projects. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with four other health-related colleges within the University's Academic Health Sciences Center, the Mountain Home VA Medical Center, and the region's public health and health care systems.
Job Category: Faculty
Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree and three to five years of relevant work experience, preferably in program evaluation or research methods. A doctoral degree with an emphasis on research or evaluation methods may be substituted for work experience.
Internal Number: 9569
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.