OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. This appointment is expected to last approximately 12 months from the hire date, and may be extended subject to availability of grant funding.
This position will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of Dr. Shannon Lipscomb who is Co-Principal Investigator of a grant to examine the interactive effects of young children's social environments and flame retardant exposures on their learning and development. The study will be conducted across both the Corvallis and Cascades campus; with this position being located at the Cascades Campus. This position exists to provide leadership to the Cascades Campus team in conducting the above-mentioned research and will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Faculty Research Assistant(s) on the Corvallis campus, with supervision and support from Dr. Lipscomb and faculty in Corvallis (Kile, McClelland, MacDonald, Geldhof, and Anderson).
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,300 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, opened its 10-acre campus in fall 2016, and the Oregon legislature approved additional funding in 2017 and 2018 for continued campus expansion, which is currently in progress. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 students and is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field in which research is being conducted.
Master's degree from an accredited institution in Child Development, Human Development and Family Sciences, Education, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or other closely related field. Excellent written and organizational skills, with attention to detail. Experience supporting and/or supervising teams to collaboratively achieve project goals. Experience with quantitative data (database management, design, and/or analysis). Experience contributing to research reports or papers, grant reports, and presentations Experience partnering with parents, teachers and/or schools. Computer related skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email, and Internet navigation. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Position will require some local and state travel (with the possibility of national travel) to meet with stakeholders and collect data from research participants; travel to meetings and conferences to present study findings.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is anticipated to be approximately $50,000 and will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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