Job Opening - ADVANCE Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate: NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program at The University Of Massachusetts Amherst

The ADVANCE-IT team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate.  The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with an interdisciplinary team on an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Project.  The project is entitled "Collaboration & Equity: the Resources, Relationships, and Recognition (R3) Model.” The team is focused around interventions in diversifying and supporting collaborative research, creating inclusive communities, and ensuring shared decision-making by providing resources, helping develop relationships, and ensuring recognition for collaborative work.

Duties will include: a) conducting a literature review to identify best practices in support of our interventions; b) supporting interventions on campus; c) conducting research on the impact of the interventions; d) sharing findings about the interventions through presentations and publications co-authored with members of the research team; e) creating toolkits based on successful interventions, for use at other universities; and f) assisting the PI or co-PIs in other activities associated with the ADVANCE project.

Applicants for the 2-year postdoctoral position should have a PhD in higher education, social science, or related fields, and been academically active for no longer than 4 years; a track record of publications in social science; experience using quantitative and qualitative social science research methods; and an in-depth understanding of gender, race, and nationality biases in STEM fields and the related scholarly literature.  Applicants should also be able to work effectively with diverse groups and have strong technical report writing, communication, and facilitation skills.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.  UMass Amherst postdocs are represented in collective bargaining by Postdoctoral Researchers’ Organizing/United Auto Workers AFL-CIO Local 2322.

How to Apply

Apply online.  Provide a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and the name, position, email address, and telephone number of 3 persons to provide referrals. Review of applications will begin June 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is September 1, 2019.

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