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Research Analyst

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Job Duties

Responsible for supporting institutional research and decision making through data analysis, interpretation, reporting and development of recommendations for institutional action. Prepares and presents detailed data analysis and Ad Hoc reports.  Develops an in-depth knowledge of University policies and procedures for institutional research-oriented roles. Provides statistical and methodological expertise for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for strategic planning and assessment purposes. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Respond to institutional data requests from internal sources and mandatory external reporting; provide analysis and reporting support

2. Carry out survey research projects conducted through Office of Institutional Research & Strategic Analytics

3. Develop statistical models and provide research support, as well as initiative research studies including predictive modeling for evaluation of institutional issues such as enrollment, financial aid, faculty, etc.

4. Support the faculty course evaluation process

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Job Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Social Science Research, Research related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s Degree preferred

One to three years related work experience in research or educational environment; institutional research experience a plus

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management and sound judgment 

Superior quantitative and analytical skills

Critical thinking and decision making 

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and a high degree of initiative for bringing tasks to completion 

Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Institution Description

Founded in 1865 by the businessman and railroad pioneer Asa Packer, Lehigh University is a private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

With almost 7,000 students and offering more than 2,300 degree programs, Lehigh describes itself as an internationally recognized research university located in a city with a vibrant, small-town feel.

The university is made up of five distinct colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health and the P.C. Rossin Collegee of Engineering and Applied Science.

Lehigh sits within 2,300 acres of picturesque woodland, on one of the largest private university campuses in the country.

Located less than 100 miles from both Philadelphia and New York City, the university comprises three separate sites on and around South Mountain: the main Asa Packer campus, the Mountaintop campus and the Murray H. Goodman campus, where most of its athletic facilities, including a 16,000-seat stadium, can be found.

The university prides itself on having an entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning. With nearly 2,000 employees, it is the largest employer in Bethlehem and receives roughly $74 million a year in grants and scholarships.

Lehigh was only the sixth university in the world to receive NGO status from the United Nations Office of Public Information. The university works with the UN through its United Nations Partnership, offering 56 UN-related programs each year.

Students can choose from an additional 250 study-abroad programs in 80 countries worldwide.

Lehigh’s motto, ‘Homo Minister et Interpres Naturae,’ which translates as ‘Man, the servant and interpreter of nature,’ is taken from the works of Francis Bacon and reflects the university’s principle of combining scientific and classical education.


Lehigh’s benefits are a valuable part of your total compensation package. Our program offers choice and flexibility to support your diverse needs.. For additional information, visit
Application Due Date: 2021-10-01
Job Start Date: 2021-10-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Bethlehem
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Lehigh University
Reports To: Vice Provost for Institutional Research & Strategic Analytics
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics

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