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Pro Tem Research Assistant/ Research Associate - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Psychology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Behavioral Research and Teaching
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete online application and upload a cover letter and CV. All application materials should specifically address how you as an applicant meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position.

Department Summary
Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT, http://brtprojects.org) is a research unit within the College of Education at the University of Oregon that investigates a variety of problems related to teaching and learning. We offer teaching and learning solutions to improve K-12 education for students, teachers, and administrators. We focus on developing technology based information systems with three primary goals: (a) improve basic skills assessments so that all students can read, write, and compute; (b) enhance learning of middle and secondary content subject matter so that all students have the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge base; and (c) provide accessibility to large-scale testing so that all students can demonstrate their proficiencies on state and local achievement standards.

BRT is comprised of seven Principal Investigators/Researchers who hold tenure and non-tenure track faculty positions, a business manager, a Director of Technology Development, four classified staff (two support personnel and two analyst programmers), three graduate employees, as well as temporary employees, student employees, and courtesy research appointments and affiliates that vary in need. For the past five years, BRT has operated with approximately 1.5 to 2 million dollars of annual revenue from federal grants, state contracts, and educational software sales generated through multiple revenue streams (easyCBM and related assessments are used by over 1,000,000 students and 160,000 teachers across the United States).

Position Summary
The Behavioral Research and Teaching unit in the College of Education is seeking qualified applicants for its open research pool. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years.

Potential areas of research include: research; program development; statistical analyses related to all phases of preparation of scientific papers, presentations, and grant applications; staff professional development at project level; and off-site research activities with a variety of populations including persons with identified developmental disabilities.

Research Associates will conduct independent research and participate on research teams.

Research Assistants will conduct research under the direction of Research Associates and participate on research teams.

Some positions may require bilingual written and oral fluency.

Some positions may include overnight travel and/or extensive previous experience in a similar job role.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Education or a related area is required for Research Assistant positions.

A Doctorate in Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration or related area is required for Research Associate positions.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from varied backgrounds and an interest in creating and maintaining a diverse learning and working environment.
• Excellent writing and communications skills.
• Demonstrated self-motivation and leadership capacity.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain overall program mission.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse group of clients, students, and faculty members.
• Strong problem solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and to meet goals and deadlines with minimal supervision.


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

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