job: User Experience Director, Population Research Center

As Director of PRC, this position leads the research and outreach activities of the Center, including budgeting, supervision, and strategic planning. This will be a variable full-time equivalent (FTE) appointment starting at .75 FTE with the possibility of increase to 1.0 FTE, dependent on grant funding and/or possible teaching positions. This position is excluded from representation due to assigned management and supervisory responsibilities.
The anticipated start date for this position is 7/1/20, but an earlier start date is negotiable.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in applied demography, social geography, sociology, economics, or related field.
Two or more years progressively responsible experience managing a research team and research projects.
Evidence of knowledge of demographic analysis and forecasting methods.
Excellent communication skills.
Successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in applied demography, social geography, sociology, economics, or related field.
Five or more years of progressively responsible experience managing a research team.
Excellent communication sills.
Successful record of attracting funding.
Experience and ability to teach in the applied demography certificate.
Key Cultural Competencies
Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Seniority Level



  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Higher Education
  • Education Management

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Research
  • Analyst
  • Information Technology
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