As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.Research Scientist/Engineer 2 (E S 7). The Research Associate will be responsible for implementing qualitative and quantitative research and program evaluation projects that are focused on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM higher education. The associate will provide equity consulting to clients, helping to improve pedagogy and other classroom experiences, sometimes through one-on-one consulting and other times through group training sessions. The associate will be part of a highly collaborative team at the UW Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity. General Characteristics:The Research Associate will be responsible for conducting, implementing, and managing qualitative and quantitative approaches to research and evaluation projects dealing with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the STEM workforce, issues impacting systemically minoritized populations, program evaluation, climate surveys and interviews/focus groups. The position will also include professional development and educating clients on diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts as they pertain to different clients' needs. The Research Associate will report to the Director of the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity and collaborate with her and other staff on research and evaluation projects. Other characteristics include:Plans and conducts work requiring independent judgment in the analyses and interpretation of dataManages multiple projects with multiple support staff, requiring sound project management skillsEmploys problem-solving skills and devises solutionsAnalyzes issues pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion from an intersectional lensDescribes and communicates research and evaluation findings in a variety of formats and presentations.Knowledge:The Research Associate will have knowledge of diversity and equity issues in academe as well as the STEM workforce. The Research Associate will have an understanding of and familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in the social sciences to examine factors affecting the recruitment, retention and advancement of systemically minoritized groups in higher education and STEM workforce. The Research Associate will have knowledge and experience with program evaluation. The Research Associate will also have content knowledge related to and experience with conducting equity and inclusion professional development training sessions. A background in culturally responsive or equity pedagogy is highly desired for this job.Direction received:The Research Associate will work independently and perform most assignments with instructions as to specific assignment objectives and consult with the director as needed for possible solutions. The Research Associate will communicate regularly with the Director about project progress and receive feedback on deliverables. Technical guidance on unusual or complex problems will be provided by the Director or other members of the staff. Work will be reviewed by the Director.Typical duties and responsibilities:Develops, plans content for, and facilitates engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops/teachings for clients.Consults with clients on diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to their leadership and pedagogical practices.Works on several evaluation and research projects, including development, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating of all project phases and ensuring appropriate documentation.Assesses the quality and effectiveness of programs in higher education and the STEM workforce.Manages interactions/partnerships with professors, professional scientists, engineers, and other stakeholders to gather data for research and evaluation projects.Monitors the work of graduate and undergraduate research assistants for quality assurance.Authors/co-authors papers, presentations, and reports with the CERSE staff. Presents research and evaluation results to clients.Provides new ideas to improve organizational efficiency at CERSE.Understands and contributes to the broad strategic objectives of CERSE.Contributes ideas for future grant proposals and assists in proposal writing in collaboration with CERSE staff.Establishes, nurtures, and maintains relationships with sponsors and grantors of funded research and evaluation.Responsibility for directing others:May supervise graduate and undergraduate students, depending on project requirements; provide direction and oversight to ensure successful project completionIdentify and evaluate candidates for open positions at CERSETime commitment:The position is a 50% FTE minimum, with the possibility of increasing FTE as more work comes in, if the employee is willing to increase their FTE.REQUIREMENT:Master's Degree in social science or education field1-2 years of job related experience where they can effectively use the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in this particular area of researchEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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