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Research Assistant - Archive
Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE)

Posting: 12485AB
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-01-07

The Center for Advanced Technology in Education is seeking to hire two Research Assistants to support the implementation of federally funded projects that focus on the use of technology to enhance academic literacy, digital literacy, and media literacy.  The opening is for a part to full time Research Assistant (.50 FTE – 1.00 FTE), depending on experience, expertise, interest, and funding.  Qualified candidates will assist with grant supported research and development activities, including (a) video and online instructional materials development, (b) observations and data collection in school classrooms; (c) data entry, organization, and analysis; (d) writing and editing documents related to research implementations; (e) writing journal articles and conference presentations; and (f) making educational presentations. 

Minimum qualifications and major responsibilities are listed below.  Interested candidates will find more information about the Center for Advanced Technology in Education and its research and outreach projects at http://cate.uoregon.edu.  To ensure full consideration for this position, application materials must be received by 5:00 pm on December 3, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled.

Minimum qualifications:

Masters’ degree in education, psychology, or a related field
Experience in gathering/organizing data from students/teachers in K-12 classrooms
Experience in gathering/organizing data from video observations and/or screen casts
Experience developing online surveys and/or content assessment materials
 Experience and expertise in organizing and entering data into spreadsheets and/or SPSS
Experience working as part of a research team focused on instructional interventions

Other desired qualifications:

Certification or endorsement in reading and/or special education
Experience teaching struggling students or students with learning disabilities
Experience conducting literature reviews and synthesis of research
Experience developing digital instructional materials
Experience with video production
Expertise with basic office software (MS Word & Excel, PowerPoint, Qualtrics, etc.)
Expertise with data organization and analysis software (e.g., SPSS)
Experience with software for video capture and analysis
Excellent skills in writing and verbal communication

Responsibilities:

Work with project staff on project-related development and data collection activities
Assist in the implementation of data collection procedures in K-12 classrooms
Assist in the design and development of online instructional materials and assessments
Assist in recording and analyzing classroom videos and screen capture data
Assist with entering, organizing, and analyzing data from classroom implementations
Assist with developing technical reports, journal articles, and conference presentations

Positions at the Center for Advanced Technology in Education are of limited duration and dependent on grant funding.  The duration of this position is one year with the possibility of extension depending on funding.  Salary is dependent upon education and experience.  Position is subject to a criminal background check.

Applicants should submit a professional resumé or vita, along with a cover letter addressing relevant qualifications to Teodoro Reyes-Ramirez, Posting # 12485AB Center for Advanced Technology in Education, 5227 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5295.

The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.  We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.