The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has been an innovator in policing theory, policy, and practice since its inception in 1893. Over the past decade, IACP has accomplished groundbreaking work on researcher-practitioner partnerships to advance evidence-based policing practices. Now, IACP seeks to take what may be the most dramatic step in moving ‘science to the street’ – by partnering with the University of Cincinnati to create the IACP / UC Center for Police Research and Policy. Supported by funding from philanthropic organizations, along with federal, state and local grants, the Center will provide the field of law enforcement agencies with cutting edge research, translated into actionable recommendations to answer urgent policing issues, drive sound policy, and advance criminal justice practice by substantially narrowing the gap between academic research and police policy. The Center will continuously identify, prioritize and launch new research efforts of significance to law enforcement effectiveness. Funds to support this position are currently available through Dec 31, 2021, and may continue if additional funding is secured.
Research Associate: Using their significant experience executing criminal justice research and program evaluation in the field, this position will work closely with the Center’s Executive and Research Directors to coordinate and oversee qualitative and quantitative research studies of police. Familiarity with the quantitative data collection, data storage, and statistical analyses typically used by the Center to generate evidence regarding the effectiveness of police practices and policy is required. The selected applicant must have excellent writing skills, and be able to produce technical reports, advanced scholarly articles, and grant proposals. In addition, this individual must establish and coordinate partner relationships with local, state, national. And international law enforcement agencies, and independently manage multiple work projects for individual clients, contracts, and grants. The selected applicant will be provided the appropriate equipment and office space and required to work at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some travel to various research sites and IACP headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia may be required.
Bachelor's degree in a professiona/field or equivalent level of knowledge
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess a Master's Degree (A.B.D. or Ph.D. preferred) in criminal justice, public policy, psychology, sociology, statistics, or related field. The successful candidate should possess a minimum of three years of experience with research using large databases, data storage, and data management. Strong statistical, methodological, and writing skills are essential. Key attributes for a successful candidate include: excellent research experience; good verbal and written communication skills; project management; development of statistical and methodological skills; familiarity with the management of datasets and presentation of data; familiarity with the use of statistical analysis software, which may include ArcGIS, R, SAS, Stata, and/or SPSS; ability to multi-task and work under conditions with short deadlines. Applicant must be able to pass a background check.
Comprehensive UC benefits package
Type of Appointment: Full-Time Exempt Staff
Work Location: 5th Floor Teachers-Dyer Complex (Clifton Campus)
The University of Cincinnati is a Research I Institution that grants doctorates in 98 areas. The School of Criminal Justice grants the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The School also houses the Criminal Justice Research Center and the Institutes of Crime Science and Corrections. Further information about the University and the School is available at cech.uc.edu/criminaljustice/.
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