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Open Position - Assistant/Associate Specialist - Connected Learning Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 7th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Connected Learning Lab, housed in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine is hiring for the position of full-time Assistant or Associate Specialist. The selected candidate will be expected to help manage the operations of an interdisciplinary research lab dedicated to studying and mobilizing learning technologies in equitable, innovative, and learner-centered ways.

This person will manage an array of incoming grants and contracts, including foundation and federally funded projects. Projects include efforts to develop digital wellness interventions, new learner-centered programs in STEM and esports, and research on STEM inclusion. Responsibilities will include mapping project timelines and ensuring staff and research partners are tracking to important project milestones; coordinating related meetings; and supervising and training staff, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates working in the lab on a daily basis. Day-to-day functions will include participating in calls with fund and project partners and determining action item lists, overseeing student and staff timesheets, making approvals, writing and managing IRBs, and co-authoring project reports and research publications. Travel to national, international research PI meetings, and site visits may be necessary on occasion.

Desired skill sets include familiarity with mixed methods research; experience with statistical, qualitative, and quantitative analysis software; strong writing, organizational, and managerial skills; familiarity with ASA style; and prior publishing or editing experience. A Master's Degree or PhD in Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, Informatics, or a related discipline is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills and problem-solving skills are necessary. Willingness to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment is also required. Applicants who lack experience in any of these areas but are willing to learn will also be considered.

The position will begin as soon as possible (as early as May 15, 2019) and continue for one year, with possible renewal for additional years dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Annual salary ranges from $50,700 to $60,300, or commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should respond by June 1, 2019 by submitting a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae or resume, and names of three references to:

Please contact Amanda Wortman, with any questions about the application process.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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