Behavioral Research Center Supervisor
The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business (OCB), is accepting applications for a Behavioral Research Center Supervisor.
This position is responsible for the administrative management of the Behavioral Research Center by creating and managing a schedule for faculty research being conducted in the OCB's Behavioral Research Center (BRC); making executive decisions regarding research activity when faculty researchers are unavailable; coordinating with the BRC faculty supervisor to identify equipment purchase, repair, and maintenance needs; serving as primary contact point with technology and facilities staff for routine maintenance and repair issues; hiring and supervising student workers to staff the BRC; creating and managing student worker schedules; serving as on-site student supervisor by providing specific work direction; coordinating the MKTG 300 research pool under marketing faculty direction; distributing instructions and updates to MKTG 300 instructors and students throughout each semester; managing alternative research credit opportunities for MKTG 300 students; creating and maintaining opt-in research participation list(s) for volunteers who are not enrolled in MKTG 300; recruiting and supervising recruitment of additional research participants as necessary.
Additional responsibilities include: contributing to the scholarly research productivity of the Opus College of Business in a variety of ways by collaborating directly with existing faculty on topics of mutual interest; serving as an intellectual resource in his/her area of topical and methodological expertise; attending and contributing to relevant faculty research seminars (primarily in Marketing but possibly also in Management and other OCB departments); participating in independent research projects or projects with collaborators outside the OCB and/or UST, with all research output stemming from work done at UST bearing UST's institutional affiliation.
Qualified candidates will have an equivalent to a Master's degree in psychology or related field and five years of behavioral research experience. A completed doctoral (Ph.D.) degree or sufficient progress toward Ph.D. (ABD with doctoral defense scheduled before the end of AY 2011-2012) in psychology, marketing, organizational behavior/management, or related field, strongly preferred, as well as a specialization in behavioral research with expertise in experimental methods.
Successful candidates will have the ability to conduct computer-based, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based behavioral experiments; ability to make sound decisions based on knowledge of behavioral research methodology and theory, especially on-the-fly when experiments are ongoing and unexpected issues arise; shared research interests with full-time OCB faculty; experience and basic competence with data collection and analysis software such as MediaLab, Qualtrics, and SPSS/PASW; project management and analytical techniques; detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; planning, directing and reviewing the work of others on a project or day-to-day basis; coordinating multiple projects with competing deadlines; using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work; interpersonal skills and demeanor necessary to manage interactions with faculty researchers as well as supervise student workers, and ability to handle research participants in an authoritative but respectful manner.
Inspired by Catholic Intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.