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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Project Management - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Planning/Project Management

Department: College of Design, Institute for Policy Research and Engagement
Rank: Research Assistant (Type C)
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:
• Resume/CV

Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary

For 50 years, the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE - formerly the Community Service Center) at the University of Oregon has linked the skills, expertise, capacity, and innovation of higher education with the needs of communities and organizations throughout Oregon. IPRE is an interdisciplinary applied research and experiential-learning institute at the University of Oregon. IPRE provides planning, policy, and technical assistance to Oregon communities.

Position Summary

The University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement seeks to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill periodic vacancies for pro tem research/project management positions. All positions would be funding contingent, part-time, temporary assignments with an appointment of up to one year, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years depending on need, funding, and/or performance. Appointments would be as research assistants, conducting research, or project management under the direction of a principal investigator. Examples of current and past projects can be found at http://ipre.uoregon.edu/

Successful candidates will have professional experience and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and from members of underrepresented groups.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Professional Competencies

• Ability to efficiently manage complex planning projects/processes.
• Commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
• Ability to communicate effectively to varied audiences, in multiple modalities.
• Understanding of complex long-range planning and development processes and issues.
• Skills and experience in public outreach, public involvement coordination, public body (elected, appointed, volunteer) liaising, and small group facilitation.
• Ability to evaluate, comment on, and direct master’s-level student work using formal and informal assessment tools.

Preferred Qualifications

• American Institute of Certified Planners (or equivalent) certification.

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

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 https://hr.uoregon.edu/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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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