Associate Specialist

Application Deadline: June 1, 2011

The UC Humanities Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine anticipates an opening for an Associate Specialist.

An Associate Specialist position will be available at the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub in Southern California. The specialist will collaborate in supporting research investigating young people’s learning in relation to new media technology.

Minimum requirements: Applications are sought from candidates with a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, and 2 or more years of collaborative research experience. Candidate must have experience with or knowledge of relevant software tools and platforms, storage issues, and metadata issues pertinent to digital libraries and/or institutional repositories. Candidate must have the ability to draft and maintain clear documentation and policies for projects and programs.

Desired skills include experience with mixed methods social scientific research and data analysis software, strong communication skills and experience with educational and other institutional settings. The position is dependent on extramural funding.

Initial appointments are for one year, and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through application deadline of June 10, 2011.

The appointment may begin as early as June 1, 2011 and would continue until May 31, 2012, renewable pending review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $55,464 – 58,224, commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure – Candidates should send a CV, a letter of interest (including research skills), and a list of 3 references to the address below:

Courtney Santos
University of California, Irvine
Humanities Research Institute
Digital Media and Learning Research Hub
4000 Humanities Gateway
Irvine CA 92697-3350