University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jobs at UW

University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 99829-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The mission of the Center for College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT) is to conduct and support research, critical policy analysis, and public dialogue on student experiences with the transition from college to the workforce in order to inform policies, programs, and practices that promote academic and career success for all learners. The College Internship Study is a 1-year old mixed methods, longitudinal study that aims to examine the relationship between design features of internship programs and student outcomes. The study is an applied research study, with close collaboration between CCWT researchers and institutional partners, based on the goal of providing quick, actionable insights and evidence that can improve internship programs for all students.

The Qualitative Researcher will play a key role in the growing College Internship Study housed at the Center for College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT) at UW-Madison. This position will be provided with the opportunity to carve out their own research interests and program within the general topic area of college internships, equity and student success, and college-workforce dynamics. This research will be conducted at the College Internship Study at a new group of participating institutions, which will either be Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Besides implementing the work, the CCWT Researcher will be provided with the opportunity to carve out their own research interests and program within the general topic area of college internships, equity and student success, and college-workforce dynamics.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD. in Education, Labor Economics, Sociology, Anthropology or related Social Science.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required qualifications for this position include the following:
* Working knowledge of current issues in one or more of the following areas: policies related to workforce development and higher education, internships and other forms of work-based learning, career advising and student affairs at the postsecondary level, and teaching and learning issues related to 21st century skills.
* Expertise in qualitative research methods including data collection (e.g., interview, focus group, participant observation, archival research) and data analysis (e.g., thematic analysis, grounded theory, discourse analysis, ethnography), methods.
Strong background in theory and empirical research in one or more of the following areas: sociology of education, anthropology of education, experiential learning, vocational psychology and/or career counseling.
* At least 1-2 years of experience designing and implementing policy analyses and/or research projects related to internships and/or other forms of work-based and experiential learning.
Proven experience conducting independent research projects including study design, data collection and analysis, and preparing results for dissemination through scholarly and practitioner outlets.
* Successful record in independently preparing grant proposals, securing funding, managing budgets, and implementing proposed activities.

Preferred qualifications include the following:
* Management experience including staff supervision, budget planning and oversight, strategic planning, and public relations.
* Experience with mixed methods research and preparing rigorous yet accessible scholarly and practitioner publications.
* Experience managing social media activities for a research or policy-oriented organization.
* Experience with data visualization and graphic design.
* Working knowledge of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and/or Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Additional Information:

Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The start date for this position is negotiable.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Matthew Hora, current resume and a reference list with the contact information of at least three professional references. Please include your current or most recent supervisor.


Franchesca Beswick
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Central Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Work type