Adjunct Associate Faculty, Research Design (Applied Analytics, On Campus, Fall '21)

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Part-time
  • Program: Applied Analytics
  • Role: Associate, Part-time
  • Course Modality: On Campus
  • Employee Job Category: Faculty Job
  • Academic Program: APAN
  • Term: 2021 FALL
  • Division: Masters
  • Department: Applied Analytics

Company Description

Columbia University has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world for more than 250 years. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society.


The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University offers innovative and rigorous programs that integrate knowledge across disciplinary boundaries, combine theory with practice, leverage the expertise of our students and faculty, and connect global constituencies. Through seventeen professional master's degrees, courses for advancement and graduate school preparation, certificate programs, summer courses, high school programs, and a program for learning English as a second language, the School of Professional Studies transforms knowledge and understanding in service of the greater good.

Job Description

The School of Professional Studies is seeking experienced industry professionals to serve as a part-time Associate for a graduate-level course in Research Design. An Associate is a faculty line junior to a Lecturer, who provides subject matter expertise and supports the instructional process for a course section. Serving as an Associate is an outstanding way to gain exposure to graduate-level teaching at Columbia University.

Research Design is an introductory course for master’s degree students in Applied Analytics.  The curriculum emphasizes the core principles of investigating novel questions, devising a methodology for conducting experiments and gathering information, and the statistical analysis of the resulting data.  The students will learn to write research proposals that incorporate a background review of the existing literature, craft an operational plan for conducting the research study, and carefully define the variables to measure.  The range of research studies can include both academic, industrial, and public sector research domains.  The course will focus on connecting research designs to decision-making processes that have the potential to lead to improved results for an organization.


  • Attend weekly class sessions, assist with instruction, lead breakout sessions, and facilitate discussions.

  • Hold weekly office hours.

  • Evaluate performance, grade student work, and provide effective feedback as requested by the course Lecturer.

  • Monitor and address student concerns and inquiries.

  • Build working relationships with the students, provide guidance and mentoring, and respond to their inquiries in a timely manner.


Columbia University SPS operates under a scholar-practitioner faculty model, which enables students to learn from faculty possessing outstanding academic training as well as a record of accomplishment as practitioners in an applied industry setting. 


  • Graduate degree with experience in research design and quantitative analysis.

  • Solid knowledge and academic foundation as it relates to the theories, principles and practices of applied analytics.

  • Experience with collecting, analyzing and reporting data.

  • 3+ years of professional experience with evidence of applying research design principles in practice.

  • Ability to evaluate written research proposals and to provide effective recommendations for improved designs.

  • Knowledge of the R programming language.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • University teaching experience.

Additional Information


  • Please submit a resume inclusive of university teaching experience.

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