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Specialist in Observational Research
College of Education

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
The College of Education at Michigan State University is seeking a specialist in observational research with significant experience in the use of digital video recording, coding, and analysis. The initial position will be available as early as April, 2013 for an initial fixed term appointment of one year. Renewal of the appointment for up to 3 years is possible.

The College of Education plans to build on its strong history of research on teaching and learning by developing an observational research laboratory supporting the recording, storage, retrieval, coding, and analysis of observational data. Working in collaboration with faculty, the specialist will play a central role in the design, installation, and maintenance of the facility’s hardware, software, and service support system. The specialist will also have the opportunity to assist and advise faculty and doctoral students as they design, code, and analyze data in research projects that use both existing recordings and newly collected video. The specialist will also have opportunities to teach in credit and non-credit courses that emphasize the use of observational research in teaching and learning.

A master's degree or higher is required and the candidates must have appropriate technological knowledge to oversee the design and establishment the video laboratory, including knowledge of databases and meta-data, multi-media systems, audio and video recording, and processes for sharing, editing and archiving research data. The successful candidate will likely have 3 or more years of successful experience working with researchers using observational research methods and video coding software.

Applications are to be submitted to the MSU jobs site at http://jobs.msu.edu/. The position number is 7104. In the application, candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications and interest in the position, provide a resume that highlights relevant experience, and provide the names and e-mail contact information for three professional references that have knowledge of the work specified for this position. The review of applications will begin June 1, 2013 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Questions concerning the position may be submitted by e-mail to the search committee chair, Robert Floden, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research, at floden@msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Ad has been online since April 30, 2013
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