RUPRI and ICI Qualitative Postdoc Scholar

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7075011 (Ref.No. BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23905)
Posted: February 11, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Collaborate internally and outside the university via field work on an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods, multi-university research project on the role of community-level assets in the livelihood strategies of low-income rural households. Collect and analyze data from three case studies in Indiana, including: survey development and analysis, key informant interviews, community interviews, and focus groups.

Job Function:

Collaborate internally and outside the university via field work on an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods, multi-university research project on the role of community-level assets in the livelihood strategies of low-income rural households. Collect and analyze data from three case studies in Indiana, including: survey development and analysis, key informant interviews, community interviews, and focus groups.

Minimum Education:

PhD in rural sociology, sociology, public policy, demography, applied economics, or a related field from an accredited institution earned by date of appointment.

Minimum Experience:

Some experience conducting or participating in at least one major case study research project, including interviewing, focus groups, surveys, and/or participant observations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Author and co-author journal articles (sociological, applied economic, and/or related journals).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Collaborate with the project Principal Investigator to conduct a comparative case-study in three Indiana communities (already selected) using qualitative methods, including: surveys, community interviews, focus groups, and key informant interviews in each case site.
  • Partner with the project Principal Investigator to conduct analysis of data from each site, including coding and development of themes, and disseminate information to project team.
  • Utilize early qualitative analysis to explore the potential for more quantitative analyses.
  • Develop and deliver presentations at national-level professional conferences (sociological, applied economic, and/or related fields).
  • Create reports and/or presentations for stakeholders in the case sites, granters, and/or to local, state, and/or federal policy makers.
  • Collaborate with the project team to make policy recommendations.


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