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Jobs are listed in chronological order by date posted. Job postings are done each Friday.

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of California, Irvine

Department
: Criminology, Law and Society


Job Description
: The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor. The research specialization is open. For an appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired. To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by September 15, 2017. Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a field related to Criminology or Law and Society. The position will begin July 1, 2018 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2018). Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04011 Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) should also be included in the application materials. Please direct questions about this position to Professor . 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.

Run Date: 07/11/2017-09/11/2017
Posted Date: 07/11/2017

Position Title: Associate Researcher

Institution: University of Kansas

Department: Center for Public Partnerships and Research

Job Description: The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) seeks full-time Associate Researchers to conduct program evaluation and data management for small and large-scale initiatives. CPPR specializes in research and evaluation, data science, and social innovation work that supports our mission to optimize the well-being of children, youth, and families. CPPR primarily pursues its mission by assisting partners, including state-level and community based organizations, in their work to secure funding, bring key stakeholders to the table, orchestrate large-scale data efforts, and conduct research, cost analysis, and evaluation. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about impacting social change for good. The applicants hired for this position will promote healthy, happy, thriving communities by conducting evaluations of new or existing programs. Successful applicants should have prior experience working with community stakeholders, collecting, managing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data, and sharing findings with partners outside of the academic community. Applicants should also be able to facilitate continuous quality improvement (CQI), actively troubleshoot problems that may arise, and quickly develop and implement solutions. Experience working on issues related to maternal and child health is helpful. A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Please apply online at http://employment.ku.edu/Job Opening ID: #9249BR Review of applications begins June 27, 2017. The University of Kansas is an EO/AAE, full policy at http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination

Run Date: 06/21/2017-07/21/2017
Posted Date: 06/21/2017

Position Title: Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor IGR

Institution: Skidmore College

Department: Dean of the Faculty

Job Description: Skidmore College invites applications for a five-year renewable non-tenure track position (with the prospect of future conversion to tenure-track), at the rank of Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor. This is an open discipline position, but the successful candidate must have formal training in Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) and will contribute to Skidmore's Intergroup Relations (IGR) minor courses. The position carries a teaching load of five courses, three of which must be taught in IGR, in addition to administrative responsibilities within the program. Ph.D. required at time of appointment, beginning in September 2018. Faculty rank commensurate with experience. (For additional information about this position, see: http://www.skidmore.edu/igr/.) Skidmore's student population is 24 percent domestic students of color and 12 percent international students; in the letter of interest, applicants should include information about how they will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom, on campus, and in the broader community. Applicants should also demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Skidmore offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their qualified dependents including domestic partners and same sex spouses. In keeping with Skidmore's strategic initiatives to enhance the diversity of our campus community, we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2017. Interested candidates should submit online a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Additional materials may be requested of applicants prior to interview. Inquiries may be directed to: Jennifer Mueller, Director of IGR (jmueller@skidmore.edu) or Kristie Ford, Skidmore IGR Program Founder (kford@skidmore.edu). Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore's faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58168 Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result. CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS. Run Date: 3 months

Run Date: 04/13/2017-07/13/2017
Posted Date: 04/13/2017

Position Title: Research Project Specialist

Institution: University of Kansas

Department: Center for Public Partnerships and Research

Job Description: The Center for Public Partnerships and Research assists partners with addressing complex social issues through targeted research and evaluation, as well as comprehensive project management and systems development. The center operates under the scope of the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas. We are seeking a full-time Research Project Specialist to assist with project implementation, program evaluation, and data management for small and large-scale initiatives. Primary job duties include: • Assist research team(s) with project implementation, budgets, grants & administrative procedures. • Under direction, organize field work, workshops, trainings, conferences and/or educational/research events. • Draft materials for presentation, submission, and/or publication. • Draft project workflow maps in order to document and improve upon current processes. • Prepare materials and communications to engage program participants, project leaders, and community members. • Enter data into databases or maintain research records. • Assist with preparing project deliverables, including but not limited to research briefs, quarterly reports, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes. • Interface with funders, partner agencies, and public via email, phone, and webinars and assist in solving problems related to research or project implementation. • Under direction, provide technical assistance on research or data system project. Qualified applicants will have: 1. Bachelor's degree. 2. General knowledge of project coordination as demonstrated by one year of work experience. 3. 1 year experience in organizing, planning, and maintaining project records. 4. Effective communication skills and English proficiency as evidenced by prior experience working with the public or by application materials. 5. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and attention to detail as demonstrated in application materials and work experience. A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Please apply online at http://employment.ku.edu/. Job Opening ID: ##9098BR.  Review of applications begins June 22, 2017. The University of Kansas is an EO/AAE, full policy at http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination

Run Date: 06/17/2017-07/17/2017
Posted Date: 06/17/2017