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Research Specialist (Part Time) (Extended Temporary)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist (Part Time) (Extended Temporary)
Department Public Health Administration (4201)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CIE) within the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH). The Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health acts with respect and integrity to continuously advance health and well-being for all through knowledge, collaboration, empowerment, advocacy and sustainability. Our core values are: Fairness, Trust, Equity, Social Justice, Excellence, Innovation, Commitment, Collegiality, Diversity, Open Communication, Participation, Consensus and Enhancement.

We strive to foster an educational community that values innovation and excellence in teaching, creation and dissemination of knowledge, practice-based research and research-based practice to address the health needs and interests of individuals and communities. During the 2016/2017 academic year, the CIE developed a strategic plan to increase Inclusive Excellence (IE) throughout the college in the areas of structure, governance & leadership, instruction & classroom content, faculty and staff awareness and training, and environment & climate.

The Research Specialist will report to the Co-Chairs of the CIE and is responsible for assisting in developing and managing the evaluation of the CIE plan. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other CIE members. The candidate should be familiar with strategies used at institutions of higher learning to improve inclusive excellence, diversity, and equity.

This is an extended temporary job with an intended start date of 1/8/18 and concludes 1/7/19 , contingent on funding.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist the Co-Chairs with the development, coordination and implementation of evaluation plan across MEZCOPH.
  • Coordinate the development of a tracking system and data for achieving specific objectives of the MEZCOPH IE plan.
  • Write progress reports on the status of objectives and submit to CIE monthly.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a MEZCOPH climate survey.
  • Assist in the analysis and write-up of the survey results.
  • Develop material for presentations at the College and University level.
  • Coordinate members of the CIE committee to ensure implementation of CIE plan goals.
  • Prepare correspondence, including meeting agendas, minutes, and records of project activities and related data.
  • Coordinate logistics, communications, and schedules for committee-related meetings.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with the members of ODI and other administrative and academic departments.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills-proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people, ranging from students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Knowledge of organizational practices.
  • Skilled in organizing and coordinating individual work and the work of others.
  • Ability to discuss sensitive topics with a wide range of individuals with a variety of backgrounds in IE.
  • Ability to manage and update content on an existing webpage.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing and carrying out evaluations of higher education initiatives.
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $14.91 - $18.41 Per Hour, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24216
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Kacey Ernst, Ph.D, Associate Professor

Open Date 11/02/2017
Review Start Date 11/08/2017
Close Date 01/08/2018
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
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. 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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents