Open Position: Research Analyst

December 6, 2011

Research Analyst – Assessment and Institutional Research

Luther College, a top U.S. liberal arts college, seeks a qualified individual interested in an entry-level position in assessment and institutional research to serve as Research Analyst in the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research.

Reporting to the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research, the Research Analyst will be responsible for providing technical, organizational, and statistical support for assessment and institutional research projects. This entails organizing, analyzing, and reporting on institutional and external data to support decision-making by faculty and administrators, learning assessment, and dissemination of information to internal and external constituencies of the college.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in statistics, educational research, survey methodology, or other quantitatively oriented field. The candidate will also be expected to provide evidence of strong analytical and organizational skills, an understanding of the mission of a liberal arts education, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Consideration will also be given to ABD Doctoral candidates or qualified Master candidates seeking a two-year internship to conduct and complete their research and/or fulfill academic program requirements. Located in Decorah, IA, a vibrant small town and regional hub in the scenic bluff country of Northeast Iowa (see, Luther is within easy driving distance of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Madison, WI, and Des Moines, IA. More information about Luther College is readily available at

For full consideration, a letter of application and vita along with the names and contact information for three references should be submitted by December 30, 2011 to: Office of Human Resources, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 (e-mail