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Researcher - Tisch College
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 4, 2023
Title Researcher - Tisch College
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. As the only university-wide college of its kind, its mission is to engage Tufts students in meaningful community building, public service experiences, and transformational learning. It conducts and supports groundbreaking research on civic and political participation and forges innovative community partnerships. Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement.

What You'll Do

This is a limited term position ending June 30, 2024, with possibility of extension.


In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Peter Levine, the Researcher will conduct research, as well as some outreach and educational activities for the GLAD Center (Generous Listening and Dialogue). Sometimes working independently and sometimes in collaboration with Levine and others, they will design and conduct research studies and interpret research data, which will involve various models and methods. This will include engaging with technical experts to develop research methodologies and measures; synthesizing relevant facts from data; and performing analyses contributing to the Center’s output, such as articles, chapters, reports, literature reviews, and other relevant publications. They will serve as a central resource for the Center’s communications and manage the Dialogue Ambassadors program. They will work with Tisch College colleagues, including the Vice Provost for DEIJ, to integrate research, measurement, and evaluation of Generous Listening into Tufts’ student programs. This position will also be responsible for the Center’s budget management and reporting.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Three (3) years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated competencies in relevant skills
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Compose accurate and clearly written reports and documents
  • Work independently within basic guidelines and parameters
  • Gather and analyze available data and draw logical conclusions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related field
  • Candidates should have strong communication, facilitation, and leadership skills.
  • Experience with development and implementation of a course syllabus.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with faculty, institutional and community partners throughout the research process

Pay Range

Minimum $57,900.00, Midpoint $72,450.00, Maximum $87,000.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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