CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

CIRCLE is Hiring: Lead Researcher Position Available

April 29th, 2008
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CIRCLE is hiring for the position of Lead Researcher. In July of 2008, CIRCLE will become part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service prepares students in all fields of study for lifetimes of active citizenship, promotes new knowledge in the field, and builds an enduring and broadly shared ethos of citizenship and public service across Tufts University.  For best consideration, we request that applications be submitted by May 31, 2008.

The CIRCLE Lead Researcher’s responsibilities include serving as the lead quantitative researcher on a range of CIRCLE research projects that may include secondary data-analysis, literature reviews, field experiments, and original surveys. Other areas of responsibility include:

  • Producing reports, fact sheets and press releases on timely and relevant topics, often in close collaboration with CIRCLE colleagues;
  • Providing guidance and oversight to other CIRCLE staff and students who produce research (quantitative and qualitative);
  • Contributing to research grant proposals;
  • Representing CIRCLE at a wide range of events including research conferences, practitioner forums, press events and other public events;
  • Answering queries from reporters about CIRCLE research.

Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree social in a social science discipline
  • Minimum of five years of related experience
  • Experience with statistical packages, such as STATA, SAS, or SPSS; database experience; Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:A Ph.D in a social science discipline with at least five years of research experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess experience with multivariate statistical techniques and evaluation methods. Experience with developing and executing surveys is a plus. The ability to communicate effectively with practitioners, reporters, scholars, and young people through writing, speech, and graphs is valued. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to produce reliable, accurate, and readable research products on short deadlines. The Lead Researcher should have the ability to work collaboratively with CIRCLE colleagues from varied backgrounds and to interact with practitioners as well as the ability to teach research methods to colleagues and student/workers. Concern for youth civic engagement is necessary; however, prior research in this specific area is not required.

To apply, please follow the directions below:

1. Go to

2. In the “keywords” box type “civic”

3. Click on the link that says “LEAD RESEARCHER – Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service “

One Response to “CIRCLE is Hiring: Lead Researcher Position Available”

  1. Rickey Says:

    I’m not a candidate, but I think that you will recieve thousands of CV’s, and will chose the person that will be worth the position… I wish you good luck in this job!