Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Now Accepting Applications for a Full-Time Research Scholar Position

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Research Scholar position. The Research Scholar will primarily work on a variety of projects aimed at promoting and improving practices in parole release decision making and community supervision (probation and parole).

Required Qualifications:

Completed advanced degree in criminal justice, criminology, public policy, sociology, public administration, or similar field and at least three years of experience or BA/BS and five years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal nine years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed PhD or Master’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, public policy, sociology, public administration, or a related social-science discipline plus three years of applied research or technical assistance experience.
  • Research experience in the criminal justice field.
  • Interest in and coursework and/or work experience in the areas of corrections, especially probation, parole, and/or sentencing policy and practice.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including faculty, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative research environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good judgment; ability to multi‐task effectively.
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS or Stata.
  • Experience working with state criminal justice sentencing and corrections data, and familiarity with national data sources.
  • Ability to effectively represent the Institute to internal and external constituents, and be respectful of diverse partners and individuals the Institute conducts research with.


100% time, Civil Service position. The Robina Institute is a grant-funded institution. Full funding is available for this position through June 2022, and partial funding is available through December 2022. Continuation beyond that time will be dependent on the Institute’s ability to secure additional funding. This position has the ability to work remotely from a location outside of Minnesota.

How to Apply:

For more information or to apply, please visit (job #337956).