Research Associate

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of nearly 900 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls' and women's meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and tools for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.

The Research Associate will help accelerate NCWIT's mission by working within a variety of academic and industry contexts to develop actionable resources (e.g., educational materials, action-oriented toolkits) that help organizations implement research-based practices for increasing the meaningful participation of women and girls in computing. This work also involves adding to and refining the repository of existing NCWIT resources (available at The successful candidate may also work with the broader NCWIT social science team on research, evaluation, and other projects as needed. Remote or telecommuting arrangements can be made for this position.

This position will be responsible for the following:

•Becoming an expert on the content of all existing NCWIT resources
•Identifying NCWIT member needs and existing gaps in NCWIT resources
•Reviewing research, synthesizing reliable findings and promising practices, and relating these to other relevant research
•Translating this research into new K-12, postsecondary, and industry resources to meet NCWIT member organization's needs, taking into account the knowledge base already built within NCWIT resources.
•Updating and repackaging existing resources as needed
•Identifying updated methods of online and in-person content delivery
•Collaborating with NCWIT Communications and other relevant staff to develop multi-media formats and other vehicles for sharing research-based practices and advice
•Disseminating resources and research findings to relevant audiences (e.g. at academic and industry conferences and other speaking venues, relevant publication outlets, NCWIT's online repository)
•Advising on research, evaluation, and other projects conducted by NCWIT social science team
•Advising NCWIT member organizations as they implement promising, research-based practices.
•Advising and collaborating on new NCWIT research projects.


Required qualifications include:
    a Ph.D. in anthropology, communication, cultural studies, sociology, education, management, social psychology, industrial psychology, or related field; expertise in research related to diversity and computing fields (or education, organizations & society more broadly), especially as relates to intersections among gender and gender expression, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or immigration status; strong academic-literature review skills, writing skills, and demonstrated ability to "translate" and synthesize research articles into language and practical tools for lay audiences; excellent organizational skills and the ability to set and keep deadlines independently while thriving in a distributed team environment; strong presentation and speaking skills.
Preferred qualifications include:

    Experience with or strong interest in resource or curriculum development using multi-media platforms Experience with or strong interest in advising academic, industry, nonprofit, government organizations (or other lay audiences) on the implementation of research-based interventions and practices

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for considered foe employment, Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List Systems) check. The immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to foster an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity; the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in the programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Curriculum Vitea; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10599 - ATLAS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 30, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Catherine Ashcraft

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00738578


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