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Research Assistant

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a Research Assistant position, to be filled as soon as possible, in our national office located in Washington, DC. The Research Assistant is responsible for providing support for our research program and Faculty Compensation Survey. The Research Assistant will be located in the AAUPs national office in Washington, DC, and will report to the AAUP Director of External Relations. The position involves working with diverse individuals both inside and outside of the AAUP office. Duties and Responsibilities The Research Assistant plays a key role in our Faculty Compensation Survey (FCS) as well as other research projects. The position will include the following duties and responsibilities: Under the day-to-day direction of the Senior Researcher, assist with operation of the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey: Receive and process completed survey response files; check submissions for accuracy and solve problems in consultation with the Senior Researcher Assist with producing aggregate tables and institutional listings for publication Answer questions from institutional respondents regarding the survey process Generate standard peer comparison reports utilizing web portal Prepare custom data analyses as requested by utilizing web portal. Other duties as needed 2. Respond to routine information requests on other higher education topics utilizing published sources. 3. Participate in activities of the AAUP national office staff. 4. Maintain an understanding of key higher education issues, including academic labor, academic freedom, and shared governance. 5. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications The research assistant should have strong statistical/mathematical skills and a demonstrated attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy. Other requirements for the position include: Baccalaureate degree in field with a significant quantitative component required. Graduate work preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives is required. Demonstrated familiarity with large scale relational database software required. Experi