Professional Research Asst

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Professional Research Assistant, Program for Teaching East Asia, Center for Asian Studies

The Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado Boulder's Center for Asian Studies invites applications for a 50% appointment (benefit eligible at a prorated amount) Project Associate with background in East Asian studies and K-12 education.

The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) is a grant-funded program with the mission of facilitating and enhancing the study of East Asia and international education in K-12 curricula in schools nationwide. TEA conducts research on the state of the field; assesses national, state, and local district needs; and designs, delivers, and evaluates programs to address these needs. TEA programs bridge the gap between scholarly research in the field and the K-12 curriculum. Towards this end, TEA works with diverse groups of Asian studies specialists within and beyond the university, professional organizations, school districts, and teachers. This position reports to the TEA Director and/or project PIs as appropriate, and contributes substantively to TEA's research-based projects.

Duties and Responsibilities. The Professional Research Assistant will serve as a TEA Project Associate, responsible for working with the TEA Director, project PIs, and Asian studies faculty on campus to design, deliver, and assess the impact of professional development programs in Asian Studies for K-12 teacher audiences. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist principal investigators with implementation of research projects and contribute substantively to needs assessment, design, and implementation of project models, including inservice teacher education courses and summer intensive programs.
  • Design and conduct project-related evaluations, analyze data and convey findings to project principals to improve program services and adjust services to target audience needs, and contribute to preparing and updating research-based resources for dissemination, and writing research-based reports.
  • Develop and implement communication and dissemination plans that highlight key project information via website, social media campaigns, newsletter contributions, etc.
  • Promote research project-developed resources to targeted audiences within the national K-12 audience and academic community.
  • Conduct research required for grant development.

In addition, the Project Associate may assist in coordinating the work of student assistants, represent TEA projects at national conferences and programs, and make presentations on program activities and special topics in East Asian studies relevant to the K-12 curriculum to a variety of audiences and funders.



Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Asian studies, with an emphasis on one or more East Asian countries, or directly relevant field; Minimum one year experience in K-12 education, either in classroom or administrative setting, or commensurate experience; demonstrated research experience. Preferred qualifications: Master's degree in Asian studies with an emphasis on one or more East Asian countries or directly relevant field plus three years relevant experience in teaching or educational research/programming. Additional qualifications: Experience with design and implementation of evaluation plans; applications of online survey instruments and social media in professional settings; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team
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 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, admission, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to 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), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

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 - 10762 - Center for Asian Studies

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 24, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lynn Parisi

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00740631





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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