The Senior Research Assistant is a term professional position and is a part of the EDEFI Research Group (https://blackengineeringphd.org/) at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for research analysis and dissemination of the findings from the "Professoriate Bound" project.
Professoriate Bound is a race-conscious and gender-conscious mentoring program for Black doctoral students in engineering and computer science who have expressed an interest in a career in the professoriate, since Black faculty in engineering historically have been and currently are underrepresented in this field. The senior research assistant will collect and analyze qualitative data from participants in the program and work collaboratively with others on the project.
The Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative (EDEFI) (EDEFI is pronounced "edify") at Vanderbilt University investigates the institutional, technical, social, and cultural factors that affect decision-making, career choices, and career satisfaction for doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty from engineering and computing who have been marginalized by race and/or gender. EDEFI also looks at the ways in which those factors contribute to the current underrepresentation of these marginalized groups in engineering and computing faculty positions.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position lasting at least six months.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute to academic papers
Manage analysis of qualitative data
Manage collection of reference research
Assist with conference proposals and presentations
Attend regular meetings with the Primary Investigator
Other tasks as assigned
*A term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends. If funds are exhausted or if your appointment is not extended, the position is not eligible for severance pay or reduction-in-force priority.
A candidate is required to hold a Ph.D., Ed.D., or the highest terminal degree in their field
Experience with NVivio is strongly preferred
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Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Internal Number: 10000590
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