University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title: Social Science/Humanities Research Associate V


Hiring Department: Office of the Associate Dean for Research


Position Open To: All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40


FLSA Status: Exempt


Earliest Start Date: Immediately


Position Duration: Expected to Continue Until Jan 17, 2022




Job Description: To perform research-related activities and project implementation in collaboration with state and local mental health agencies. This includes reviewing best practices, facilitating focus groups, conducting surveys, analyzing data, and writing reports in support of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH)’s research goals.


Job Details:

General Notes

This is a grant-funded position and reassignment will be based upon performance, progress toward research goals and continuation of funding.


Utilize large administrative databases and electronic health records to develop and implement data analysis plans.

Formulate data collection and reporting plans as required by funding sponsors.

Manage project-related data submission, collection, and cleaning.

Maintain strong, positive relationships with project partners to support collaborative research, including participating in work groups to support project activities.

Conduct site reviews to assess organizational alignment with best practices, including conducting key stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and chart reviews.

Prepare regular evaluation or research reports or data visualizations for agency feedback and project reporting.

Prepare publications and presentations to advance the research field.

Participate in regular project meetings.

Required Qualifications

PhD with major coursework in mental health or associated field with at least two years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in relevant field with at least four years of relevant experience. Excellent communication and writing skills. Ability to work with a diverse environment.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Public Health. Significant experience with data analysis of large data-sets. Significant clinical or research experience in suicide prevention field. Experience conducting multi-site evaluation studies.

Salary Range

$55,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

May work around standard office conditions.

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

Some travel required.

Work Shift

M-F, Flexible between 8am-6pm

Required Materials

Resume/CV * 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

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Employment Eligibility: Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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