Job Details

Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 2300364
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Director of the College of Health & Human Sciences Survey Research Lab (EXTENDED POSTING DATE)

Primary Function:
This position will serve as the Director of the College of Health and Human Sciences Survey Research Lab (CHHS-SRL) reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Administration or designee. The Director will have administrative responsibility for the SRL unit within the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will serve as the Director of the College of Health and Human Sciences Survey Research Lab (CHHS-SRL) reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Administration or designee. The Director will have administrative responsibility for the SRL unit within the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelors degree in social science or related discipline.

2. Three years of full-time professional work experience, which includes one year of experience with survey research and experience with HIPAA compliance, in the management of research projects and research data safety and monitoring processes including human subjects policies and practices.

3. One year of full-time professional work experience in a supervisory role.

4. Demonstrated professional work experience managing budgets.

5. Demonstrated professional experience working with underrepresented populations.

Education and Experience Preferred:
1. Masters degree in social sciences or related discipline.

2. Demonstrated capability in the use of Computer-Assisted-Telephone-Interviewing software system.

3. Five years of experience in the management/design of survey research projects

4. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and written formats.

5. Additional knowledge and skills: proficient with common business computer applications such as Outlook, MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.

Working Hours: Hours to be determined based upon the needs of the department
Hiring Rate/Range:
Posting Date: 03/31/2021
Closing Date: 6/15/2021
Priority Review Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
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  • The Civil Service examination for this classification is a Credentials Assessment, and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with State Universities Civil Service System rule 250.60(h)(10).
  • If eligible for Veterans Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
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  • Please click Human Resource Services Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois Universitys benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

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