The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has been tasked by the university with the critical time-sensitive mission of creating and implementing a Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Strategic Plan. We seek to hire a postdoctoral associate (12-month appointment) to work with SGS Deans to complete and implement the plan, and address and optimize the experience of the diverse population of SGS graduate students. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for aspects of collection and analysis of data (survey design and analysis; record review; focus groups; interviews) obtained from more than 100 graduate programs and about 4000 students, and creation of new projects and assessments related to diversity, inclusion and the student experience. The postdoctoral associate will also communicate and disseminate results and descriptions of new projects within Rutgers and outside Rutgers by means of web tools, internal conferences, professional conferences and manuscript submissions. The postdoctoral associate will develop, carry out and assess new activities directed to ensuring a highly positive and successful experience across a wide and diverse group of graduate students, including identifying areas that need to be addressed by SGS deans, faculty and mentors. The new postdoctoral associate will be someone with prior experience through research or and/or relevant professional or servce activities in promoting diversity and inclusion in graduate education, and in addressing the nature of the student experience. The new postdoctoral associate will also be responsible for ensuring communication and coordination across the many schools and service units at Rutgers who have responsibilities in graduate education. Diversity, inclusion and the student experience is a mission critical and time-sensitive project vital to the univeristy and to the unit that requires the participation of an individual who has the academic (scholarly) background and professional experience to build a more diverse body of graduate student and work to create the services and environment that will ensure student success.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Research and/or professional experience related to graduate (preferably doctoral) education focusing on one or more of the following: orecruiting and enrolling a diverse population of graduate student population; osuccess and retention of a diverse pool of graduate students; ocurricula, teaching methods and mentoring practices that address the needs of a diverse population of students, including international students; oprofessional development activities that address the needs of a diverse population of students, including international students; assessment and evaluation of programs and projects, including methods of assessing student progress.
Ability to design, conduct, manage and analyze data from surveys and focus groups of graduate students.
Quantitative skills in statistical methods, including use of software tools.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Computer skills (excel; word; PowerPoint)
Ability to create, manage and work in teams
Computer software knowledge in Microsoft Office, preferably Tableau experience
Posting Number: 21FA0555
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 131933
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.