Research Institute Employment

The mission of the Research Institute is to advance the research agenda and educational objectives of Indiana University of Pennsylvania by encouraging, promoting, conducting, administering, and supporting research in the natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, education, health and human services, business, information technology, and other academic disciplines.

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Director of Applied Research Lab

The IUP Research Institute is a non-profit organization affiliated with Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises all activities and student assistants employed by the Applied Research Lab. The ARL provides technical assistance to students, faculty, staff, and contracted external clients engaged in research.  In addition, services are also provided to entities in the regional community through contracts and public service outreach. This position is full time, 40 hours/week,  Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include paid vacation, sick and holiday time and medical insurance.


  • Assist students, faculty, staff, and contracted external clients in the design and implementation of research projects. Assistance may include helping with research design methods and survey construction, using software for collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting statistical results.
  • Provide supervision and training (non-credit) for the graduate assistants assigned to the ARL.
  • Promote, coordinate, and lead activities, such as seminars, workshops, lectures, etc., that provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and others to increase their knowledge of research and statistical methodology relevant to their fields of study.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director to design and facilitate presentations about the ARL in classes, at orientation sessions, during Research Appreciation Week, and at other appropriate opportunities.
  • Provide statistical and computer support for grant and contract projects.
  • Promote and coordinate the involvement in ARL activities of additional faculty and staff who have statistical expertise.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of ARL activities and services.
  • In collaboration with the Executive and Associate Directors, work to grow the external footprint of the ARL by seeking external funding opportunities and establishing partnerships with the private sector.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director and grants specialists, provide outreach to encourage and support collaborations with IUP faculty and with other institutions of higher education, especially those contracted by the Research Institute.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Higher education administrative experience
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of statistical analysis and computer applications
  • Experience tutoring/working in a statistics lab
  • Ability to read/comprehend technical materials from a diversity of academic disciplines
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with computers and relevant software applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree from an accredited institution
  • A working knowledge/background in statistics and computing
  • Prior experience with the activities of Applied Research Lab

Physical Requirements

  • Sit, stand, and move around office and campus
  • Lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, such as personal computer, printer, copier, fax, calculator, telephone, and other equipment as necessary

For full consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to  Please put “Director of ARL” in subject line. Review will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

The IUP Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer.