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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (UPDATED)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Information Systems and Technology

Posting Number: req19858

Department: School of Information

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: The Rate of Pay section has been updated from "$60,000" to "$61,008".

This is a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance. This position will support the greater 9-instution Faculty Organizing for Community Archives Support, FOCAS, collective as well as the University of Arizona PI and Co-PI in their work developing the program locally and successfully placing student workers in community archives contexts; develop a website for the entire FOCAS collective; support all FOCAS institutions in developing community archives courses, syllabi, and sample exercises to be shared on the website; research pedagogical tools and share with FOCAS collective in regular 'think aloud' meetings to brainstorm tools that can be used in classrooms as well as across community contexts; participate in classroom teaching about community archives; initiate and facilitate the local mapping of community archives, community collections, and heritage collections; help to supervise summer projects; facilitate fall and spring orientation for new student workers; and participate in regular FOCAS meetings.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on the archival studies pedagogy in and with community archives; support PIs locally and the collective in framing what is being done across our institutions; gather curricular and pedagogical resources; participate in classroom teaching about community archives.
  • Project management and student supervision.
  • Coordinate and develop the shared FOCAS website and resource toolkit.
  • Map the current community archives, community collections in each of the FOCAS partners' regions.
  • Work closely with PI and Co-PI on planning and operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Highly organized
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and time
  • Able to meet deadlines

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in information science, history, digital humanities, media studies, and gender & women's studies/ethnic studies
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research
  • Experience in collections-based research and collections development
  • Experience working with the development of web-based pedagogical tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with community archives;
  • Experience building and maintaining websites;
  • Experience working with web-based mapping tools;
  • Experience working with teams in virtual and in-person contexts;
  • Experience working in and with community-based projects

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $61,008

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Jamie A. Lee

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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 a 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.

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