AAI Graduate Research Trainee

Position Overview

The Center for Certification and Competency-Based Education (C3BE), in collaboration with the School of Engineering Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, seeks a Graduate Research Trainee for a research project related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging of undergraduate students in the School of Engineering.

The research project uses interviews to generate an ecosystem visualization and composite stories to reveal gaps and alignment between stated institutional goals, practices of faculty and staff, and the perception and experience of engineering students, especially those from historically marginalized groups (HMG).

The time commitment for this position is ~9 hours a week for 30 weeks, spanning mid-September 2023 to June 2024, when the project period ends, and excluding KU holidays and breaks.

Per University policy, this position does not include tuition assistance. Support may be available in the spring term. This project is supported by the Kansas Space Grant Consortium.

Job Description

40% - Research interviews: Conduct individual and group interviews with undergraduate students and student leaders from historically marginalized groups

20% - Research collaboration: Co-facilitate sessions with PIs and undergraduate researchers to generate composite stories

30% - Documentation: transcription; data coding; report writing, and other documentation processes.

10% - Administrative: Recruitment and scheduling of all interviewees, including students, faculty and staff

Required Qualifications

  • Background in psychology, sociology or engineering and/or science education as evidenced by application materials
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • KU Student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours each semester during the academic year. Enrollment of one (1) hour during the summer session is required if the student was not enrolled in the previous spring or is not pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall term.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Priority will be given to qualified candidates from and/or those with experience working with historically marginalized groups to offer sense of ease and authentic conversations during the research interviews. Candidates with data visualization and graphic design skills are especially invited to apply.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kellie Campbell

Advertised Salary Range

$366.86 biweekly

Work Schedule

10 hours per week

flexible, dependent on class schedule

Anticipated Start Date

Monday October 9, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26263BR
  • Department:  Achievement & Assessment Inst
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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