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Research Associate

Position Deleted on 3/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Charlottesville, VA
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
University of Virginia

Research Associate

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Number: 0611481

Posting Summary:
Part Time Research Associate

The Department of Engineering and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a part-time (20 hours per week) Research Associate. This position involves conducting research on and producing relevant products for women in computing. Funding is provided by the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) and the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). Information about NCWIT and CRA-W is available online at and

The person in this position will work with supervision from Associate Professor Cohoon in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. The position may become full time in September 2013.

Project Management, Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis, Written Reports and Publications

Knowledge Basis: Apply and enhance understanding of existing research related to under representation of women in information technology and engineering undergraduate study.

Data Analysis and Reporting: Analyze and report on survey data.

Communications: Participate in regular teleconference and face-to-face meetings as needed.

The person hired will collaborate with other NCWIT research staff (program managers, research scientists, professional research assistants, undergraduate research assistants) and CRA-W volunteers.

Education A doctoral degree in higher education, educational research, the social or behavioral sciences, or related discipline is required.

Preferred Skills/Experience
At least one year experience conducting research in an educational or organizational environment, developing research projects including survey and interview protocol development, survey administration, interviewing, observation, data analysis using multivariate statistics and techniques related to qualitative data, and reporting. Strong preference for experience conducting research or evaluation related to under representation in science, engineering, or technology.

Strong working knowledge of statistical, qualitative data analysis, spreadsheet, online survey, and word processing software. Proficiency or ability to quickly become proficient in SPSS, NVivo, Excel, and SurveyMonkey is highly desirable. Ability to read, understand, summarize, synthesize and apply academic research literature.

Project management skills. Ability to set and keep deadlines independently.

Ability to work in a collaborative research environment is essential.

Strong communication skills: oral, written, interpersonal.

The person hired may be expected to travel approximately 5 weeks during the year.

Applicants must apply online at: and search for Posting Number 0611481. Review of applications will begin February 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please include a CV/Resume, Cover Letter and Contact Information for 3 References - name, email, phone. For further information regarding this position, contact: Dr. Joanne Cohoon,, Department of Engineering and Society.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Required Education:
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

The University of Virginia is committed to the total development and well-being of all members of the University community students, faculty, staff, and the public. In support of this commitment, the University does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices against any person on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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