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JOB POSTING: Market Researcher
By CSLR | Emory Law | Apr 13, 2021 12:04:00 PM

Market Researcher for the “Study on Law and Ministry in the United States”
Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University



The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University seeks highly motivated students to help identify and analyze existing products (books, courses, degree programs, podcasts, websites, law firms, etc.) in educational, publishing, and other spaces.

CSLR is conducting a large-scale study to better understand how Christian clergy in the United States interact with the law. As not-for-profit organizations, churches are governed by a wide range of local, state, and federal laws, including employment laws, tax laws, constitutional law, property laws, and more. The upcoming phase of this study will focus on understanding if and how the leaders of these organizations learn about the laws and regulations that affect their ministries.

Successful applicants for this position will perform market research to determine which “law and ministry” resources and training programs are currently available to clergy, church-related organizations, and seminary/theology students. This research will focus on collecting, organizing, and analyzing the following: online resources and websites; theology school and seminary curricula, continuing education, and other training programs for church leaders; books and other resources; law firms and legal service organizations specializing in providing legal counsel to churches and pastors; and more.



  • Currently enrolled graduate students in theology or law are preferred; other current Emory students (or recent graduates) with relevant experience and/or expertise may also apply.
  • Knowledge of theological education, curricula, etc. in the United States
  • Business experience and/or training, especially in product management or market research
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Exceptional collaboration/teamwork skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Highly organized with close attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the structures, functions, and regulations governing religious organizations
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills



  • $10-12/hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience



  • Options for part-time and full-time schedules, with a minimum of 10 hours/week
  • Weekly schedules are flexible and can be arranged to accommodate classes and other commitments.
  • Until further notice, we anticipate that members of the research team will collaborate remotely (via email, Zoom, etc.) and/or in accordance with Emory University’s COVID-19 policies.



To apply for this position, please send a copy of your resume/CV and a short cover letter (no more than one page) outlining your qualifications to Dr. Justin Latterell, Director of Academic Programs at CSLR: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.