Hunter College

Title: Research Associate

Location/Department: Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños

Position Details:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: $32,842 - $70,000
Notice Number: MP14189
Closing Date: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin 11/5/07


The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños (Centro), the only University-based research institute in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience, seeks a researcher with expertise in any one of the wide range of disciplines within history, the social sciences or behavioral sciences, including those interdisciplinary in nature, to complement its current research capacity.

The Research Associate responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Conduct research and disseminate findings in subjects such as Puerto Rican popular culture; 20th century Puerto Rican history in the United States; applied social sciences regarding Puerto Rican/Latino communities in at least one of, but not limited to, the following areas: economics, demography, urban planning, applied social research, social policy, social welfare, social work and sociology; public health, or community organizing;

• Write proposals and grants to fund research projects;

• Produce and assist in drafting reports, journal articles, policy briefs, press statements, opinion-editorials;

• Engage in collaborative research projects with other Centro staff and have familiarity with interdisciplinary research and methodologies;

• Support and perform other research and policy related duties as assigned by the Director; and

• Participate on Centro-wide staff committees as a volunteer or assigned.


A Ph.D. (or related doctorate) is required and must have demonstrated research ability.

The successful candidate will be self motivated, have excellent organizational skills and must work effectively both as part of a team and independently. Centro seeks a person with a strong commitment to the Puerto Rican/Latino community and knowledge of the socioeconomic conditions of Puerto Ricans/Latinos. S/he should have familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative research methods in the social sciences and/or behavior sciences or historical methods and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies. Other qualifications include: professional and/or academic experience in history, the social sciences, the behavioral sciences, or related interdisciplinary fields; excellent research and writing skills; ability to manage a number of different projects simultaneously, with varying degrees of responsibility and priority; to meet deadlines; self motivation; and accept and incorporate on feedback. Candidates should also be familiar with the Centro’s research agenda and research principles (

Bilingual English/Spanish writing skills a plus.


Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, a CV, a relevant writing sample of no more than 25 pages and a list of three references to:

José de Jesús
Associate Director for Administration
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Fax: 212- 650-3673



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Last Updated: 10/22/07