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Sr Research Associate, Corrections Institute

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the Department

The University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute (UCCI) is dedicated to supporting corrections agencies worldwide in their efforts to implement evidence-based practices in offender rehabilitation.  UCCI conducts applied research in corrections and translates research into practice through the development of new products and services, training and technical assistance, and program evaluation.

Job Overview

UCCI is currently recruiting for a highly qualified researcher to contribute to the organization’s research activities at the Senior Research Associate level. Selected candidate will have opportunities to contribute to multiple research projects including outcome studies using experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies, comprehensive process evaluations, validation studies, and technical assistance projects involving data analysis.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate research studies in a particular discipline.
  • Make independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training and experience.
  • Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data, interpret data and assist in judging validity of data.
  • Independently decide how to solve issues/problems and rely upon their own resources to resolve the issue.
  • Contribute to the collective team effort.
  • May establish test controls, criteria and research standards.
  • May design of complex data processing systems to analyze research data.
  • Accomplish assigned results for project/studies, or for significant aspects of larger, complex assignments.
  • Serve as a seasoned level researcher and may act as a mentor to junior-level research staff.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD from an accredited institution of higher education in Criminal Justice or related discipline
  • In-depth knowledge of evidence-based practices in corrections
  • Demonstrated research experience (minimum 5-7 years)
  • Demonstrated data management and analysis experience (R, SPSS, Excel, MPlus, and/or Stata)
  • Demonstrated supervisory/mentorship experience
  • Experience writing research proposals
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple demands/tasks
  • Ability to regularly travel (approximately one week per month)
  • Willingness to work inside correctional facilities and directly with offender populations

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69453 


Sr Research Associate, Corrections Institute

Date:  Oct 3, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Victory Parkway Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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