Research Professional II

Tucson, AZ
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



College of Science

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Talanquer Laboratory at the University of Arizona is seeking a motivated Assistant Research Scientist to support a National Science Foundation sponsored project designed to build and study a faculty professional development model for improving instructional teams’ abilities to practice evidence-based instruction in large enrollment STEM collaborative learning environments. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing project activities related to research and professional development in collaboration with other project members. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter, have a background related to education research, and be familiar with working in a university setting.

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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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage research activities related to project aims. This will involve taking the lead in designing studies, and overseeing data collection and analysis. Data types will include qualitative data (e.g., interviews, classroom observations and written participant reflections) and quantitative data (e.g., numerical survey results and student performance data)
  • Collaborate with project team members to communicate project results in the forms of reports, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Work with other team members to support implementation of project professional-development activities, particularly when relevant to project research questions. This will require an understanding of curriculum design, instruction and utilizing student support in teaching
  • Establishes and maintains communication with project participants to organize research and professional development activities within the project

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to be self-motivated in work
  • Knowledge of education research
  • Familiarity with working in a university setting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Multiple years of experience working on projects or programs related to higher education research, or equivalent
  • Experience with projects or programs involving designing/delivering professional development in instruction would be highly valued



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

30 - 40

Job FTE:

0.75 - 1.0

Work Calendar:


Job Category:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Karie Lattimore

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At 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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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.

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