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The Center for Social Research (CSR) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is an applied social science research unit dedicated to providing a venue through which a wide variety of research activities are facilitated. The CSR includes four full-time staff and several graduate researchers previously under the leadership of a Director. The research team has garnered funding through a number of sources, including foundations, nonprofit organizations, and local, state, and federal entities, to address a broad array of topics, from early childhood and aging to housing and public health. The team has strengths in survey research, program evaluation, needs assessments, and social indicator projects such as North Dakota KIDS COUNT and North Dakota Compass. The team works synergistically and is dedicated to high quality research and reports.

The Center was previously under the direction of Dr. Richard Rathge who worked together with the full-time staff for nearly a quarter-century, including a period in which they served as the North Dakota State Data Center before transitioning research activities to the CSR in January 2012. The Center is currently under the direction of Dr. Jim Deal who is serving as Interim Director.

POSITION OPENING - The Center for Social Research at NDSU is currently seeking a Director. The Director will serve as the Center’s principal leader and representative, and play a key role in defining the CSR’s mission, strategy, and vision for growth. The Director will lead the Center to become a recognized academic and service center for social science and evaluation research in the Northern Great Plains region and the state of North Dakota. If interested, you can read more here.

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veterans status.

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Contact Dr. Jim Deal at

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-9496 / Fax: +1 (701) 231-5118
Campus address: IACC 424
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 8000 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:51:34 PM