The School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) at the University of Arizona invites applications for an assistant research social scientist position in the Arizona Policy Lab, beginning in Spring 2021. The Arizona Policy Lab (https://policylab.arizona.edu) is devoted to producing evidence-based policy research (including surveys, experiments, and other human subjects research) with relevance for scholars, elected leaders, public officials, industry, and citizens. Our activities are grounded in cutting-edge scientific practices, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and the mentoring and training of undergraduate and graduate students. The Research Social Scientist position will be responsible for the oversight of research and training in the Lab. The position involves teaching 1 undergraduate course per year and allows for opportunities to collaborate on research and carry out independent research activities in the Lab. The School of Government and Public Policy is a growing and vibrant academic community housing scholars of Political Science, Public Policy, and Administration and Management, and offers in person and online Bachelor's and Master's degrees, as well as an in-residence PhD. Additional information on the SGPP is available at http://sgpp.arizona.edu/. SGPP is situated within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). The University of Arizona has been recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution and, together with the SBS, has a strong commitment to diversity. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds; individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.Duties & ResponsibilitiesOversee operation and daily management of the Lab;
Coordinate and run research studies in the lab;
Co-author or author publications and co-present research results at workshops and conferences;
Train and mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants;
Actively participate in acquiring research funding, including initiating and writing grant proposals;
Contribute to ensuring regulatory compliance of Lab activities, including by coordinating with IRB and granting agencies;
Teach one class per year at the undergraduate level;
Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service.
A PhD in public policy, political science, or a related social science field, is required by the time of appointment. A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience (which includes the duration of graduate studies) is required.
Experience in conduct and publish significant empirical research.Preferred QualificationsFLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$75,000Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Grade10 Career Stream and LevelPC4Job FamilyResearchers & Scientists Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesGeneral questions can be directed the School of Government & Public Policy Manager of Administration, Angela Hackett at [email protected] Open Date9/24/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyCurriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional DocumentsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantCandidates should submit a Cover Letter, current Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests in the Additional Document slot and a writing sample in the second Additional Document slot.
Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.