Faculty Researcher, Kentucky Student Success Collaborative
Position: Interim state employment, September – April 2022
Location: Remote work; must have a Kentucky workstation
Travel: Some in-state travel required
Compensation: Not to exceed $10,000 for the term of the project
Additional staff: Faculty researcher will select a part-time graduate fellow to support the overall project. Compensation not to exceed $5,000 for the term of the project. Interim state employment.
Priority deadline for application: Sept. 1, 2022
The Kentucky Student Success Collaborative (KYSSC) has received a $100,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation to deepen understanding of student basic needs services, processes, policies, and data focusing on food security, housing security, and financial stability at diverse college and university campuses in Kentucky.
The KYSSC is inviting nine institutions to participate in a qualitative research project from August 2022 – April 2023 that will include conducting an asset map of campus and community services, interviewing campus administrators, and conducting focus groups with students. The KYSSC is seeking a faculty researcher to lead the qualitative research project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Research goals of the project
- Asset map institutional and community services available to support students struggling with food security, housing security, and financial stability across participating campuses.
- Understand institutional processes and policies in place to support student basic needs as well as processes and policies that create barriers to supporting student basic needs.
- Deepen understanding of the student experience with basic needs services including equitable awareness, access, use, and outcomes.
- Make institutional recommendations to improve equitable awareness, access, use, and outcomes for students who experience nonacademic barriers.
- Research Deliverables and Timeline
Faculty Researcher Responsibilities
- The faculty researcher will lead the research project ensuring all deadlines and deliverables are met, including instrument development, interview protocol development, conducting interviews, conducting focus groups, notetaking, data analysis, writing reports, and presenting findings to key stakeholder
- The faculty researcher will select a part-time graduate fellow to support the overall project (estimate 10 hours per week).
- The faculty researcher will delegate responsibilities to the graduate fellow and provide direct supervision throughout the
- The faculty researcher and graduate fellow will participate in monthly meetings with KYSSC principal investigator for the grant, Lilly Massa-McKinley.
Faculty Researcher Qualifications
- Terminal degree in a social science discipline or related
- Substantive experience in qualitative research projects.
- Deep understanding of equity-centered program evaluation.
Graduate Fellow Responsibilities
- Support the project as directed by the faculty researcher.
- Possible activities include instrument development, interview protocol development, conducting interviews, conducting focus groups, notetaking, data analysis, writing reports, presenting findings to key stakeholder groups.
Graduate Fellow Qualifications
- Current student in doctoral program in social sciences or related field.
- Qualitative research coursework and experience required.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, a resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references to:
Rae Smith, Human Resource
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
100 Airport Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Last Updated: 8/16/2022