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Department: Bur of Applied Rsch in Anthro (0414)Location: Main CampusPosition Summary The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology is a unique academic research unit within the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. BARA's mission is to place anthropology at the service of contemporary society, prepare the next generation of professional anthropologists, advance knowledge of the human condition, and address the pressing issues of local communities. BARA faculty and affiliates carry out research, teaching, and outreach activities within Arizona, throughout the country, and internationally. The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology at the University of Arizona invites applicants for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to contribute as an Assistant Research Social Scientist in Environmental Anthropology. The successful candidate will join a collaborative research team investigating the social effects of energy transitions and implementing projects that promote favorable transitions, especially within marginalized communities and neighborhoods in the Gulf of Mexico region and along the Arizona-Sonora border. We seek a professional who can work in a productive and ethical manner as part of a multidisciplinary team involving university- and community-based researchers; conduct applied anthropological research with minimal supervision; and travel and work at off-campus project locations in Arizona, elsewhere in the United States, and in Mexico. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here. Duties & Responsibilities Help design and implement ethnographic research studies (using methods including participant observation, interviews, and questionnaires) - in English and Spanish Aid in the preparation of grant applications Work with and help manage research teams comprised of university and/or high school students and community partners Read and integrate academic and technical information on fossil fuel and renewable energy sources and their applications Enter and manage data in MS Access and Excel, Endnote, and QSR NVivo databases Write field notes, reports, and academic publications, and contribute to project websites Prepare and give oral presentations to government officials, community leaders, and residents, as well as to academic audiences Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Demonstrated ability to process and organize information from a wide range of information sources from online databases to historic archives Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research using ethnographic interviews, household surveys or questionnaires, and/or participant observation Demonstrated ability to write up research results and/or educational materials Knowledge and experience creating and maintaining databases using software such as Microsoft Access and Excel, and/or QSR NVivo (or similar qualitative research software) Demonstrated ability to apply for, receive, and complete research grants and/or contracts Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish Minimum Qualifications PhD in Anthropology or related field of study. Background in applied environmental anthropology Ethnographic research experience Preferred Qualifications Knowledge and experience creating and maintaining electronic bibliographies in Endnote (or similar electronic bibliographic software) Direct experience with the labor, material, economic, and/or environmental aspects of energy development (especially petroleum and solar) At least two years field experience in Mexico or another country in Latin America Demonstrated ability to organize and put on community meetings and events Experience working with and supervising research teams comprised of high school and/or university students and community members Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40.00 Job Category: ResearchBenefits Eligible: Yes - Full BenefitsPosted Rate of Pay: $50,000 AnnuallyType of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)Posting Number: A22289Desired Start Date: 08/01/2018Contact Information for Candidates Diane Austin daustin@email.arizona.edu Open Until Filled: Yes Review Begins On: 02/16/2018Special Instructions to Applicant Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission. Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable). References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address. Diversity Statement 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. 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 encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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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Company: The University Of Arizona
Email: daustin@email.arizona.edu

• Location: Tucson

• Post ID: 69529357 tucson
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