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Job Posting: Principal Research Associate with The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University

  • 15 Dec 2022

Title / Position: Principal Research Associate

Organization: The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Hours / Full or Part Time: Full-time (40 hours per week)

Time period: 2-year appointment, with option to renew assuming

satisfactory performance

Description of position: The Evaluation Center is developing an Evaluation

Lab where undergraduate and graduate students will develop evaluation

and social research skills by working on community-based projects.

The Evaluation Lab director will pay a lead role in developing the Lab’s

structure and engaging community and academic partners to ensure the Lab

is valuable to them. Once the lab is operational, the Lab director will:

  • Promote the Lab to community organizations, students, and academic


  • Secure contracts for community projects
  • Assemble teams of students to work on small-scale evaluations and

assign them to community-based projects

  • Supervise, coach, and support students to (1) help them learn and

develop practical evaluation and social research skills; and (2) ensure

the technical quality, relevance, utility, and cultural appropriateness of

evaluations conducted by the Lab

  • Develop grant and contract proposals to secure funding for the Lab's


Education / experience requirements: Ph.D. with at least three years of


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Contact person & information: Lori Wingate,

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2022 / Posting end date: December 15, 2022

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