Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Requisition Number: 03024474 Final Filing Date: 08-23-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: RSCH DATA ANL 2 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $26.05-$52.30/HR. (NOTE: The budgeted salary for this appointment is $28.73/HR) Appointment Type: Contract Appointment Description: 75% Variable, M-F, 8-5. Contract ends two years from date of hire with possibility of extension. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: IMAGINING AMERICA - 063017 Department Description: Imagining America (IA) was launched at a 1999 White House Conference initiated by the White House Millennium Council, the University of Michigan, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The name Imagining America reflected the theme of the White House Millennium Council that focused on renewing participation in all walks of U.S. life: 'Honor the Past - Imagine the Future.'
Imagining America is a national consortium that brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to study and enact a more just and liberatory 'America' and world. Working across institutional, disciplinary, and community divides, IA strengthens and promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and civic action on pressing public issues.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Faculty Director of Imagining America at UC Davis, the Research Associate will support a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded research project, the Imagining America Leading and Learning Initiative: Fortifying Public Scholarship in the Arts, Design, and Humanities. The research will include mapping the diverse approaches to pursuing public scholarship in the humanities, the arts, and design and collecting data on institutional practices, policies, and innovations that fortify public scholarship. The Research Associate will also conduct qualitative interviews with campus and associational leaders, with a focus on the process of brokering change in higher education.
Project activities will include working with the project PI's to co-develop a strategy for qualitative data collection and leading the data collection effort, which will include conducting qualitative interviews and recording, organizing and analyzing data collected. The Research Associate will work closely with PIs to produce written reports and presentations based on the data collected. This position will also include translating research findings into web and media platforms and organizing a one-day symposium. Dependent upon skills and scholarly interests, there will be opportunities to co-author scholarly publications and to co-teach a public scholarship seminar in the American Studies Department at UC Davis.
Physical Demands: Capacity to work in the office at UC Davis at least two days a week
Sit for extended periods of time at a computer or in meetings with collaborators.
Work Environment: Travel by car and air for research duties
Work in office area where there is noise from office machines, telephones, and conversations.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: No
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, data collection approaches, and research/design evaluation.
Experience writing, proofreading and editing documents and presentations for both scholarly and public, non-academic audiences.
Research and writing skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Qualitative data collection and analysis experience and skills.
Communication skills to engage effectively with a variety of campus and public collaborators and audiences.
Oral communication skills to deliver group presentations and conduct meetings with faculty, staff and students.
Analytical skills to independently anticipate and identify problems and provide viable solutions.
Ability to work collaboratively with leaders from diverse populations.
Demonstrated capacity to organize events and design learning environments.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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