Position overviewPosition title: Fellow-Junior Specialist
Open date: September 30, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time, 12-month post-baccalaureate fellowship, with the potential to be extended an additional 6 months, to begin during the 2023-24 academic year. Winter quarter begins January 3, 2024.
Description of Job Responsibilities: The post-baccalaureate fellow will assist political science faculty with the Minority-Serving Institution Research Academy (MSIRA), consisting of advanced undergraduates engaged in research apprenticeships following ten weeks of formal training in research methods. MSIRA is supported by a National Science Foundation award to Marissa Brookes, Kim Yi Dionne, and Jennifer Merolla, and the post-baccalaureate fellow will work closely with these three faculty. The post-baccalaureate fellow will help manage the selection, on-boarding, training, oversight, and mentoring of the MSIRA fellows and will also receive training in social science research methods to facilitate their supervision of the undergraduate fellows. Additionally, this person will be responsible for planning and coordinating events and contributing to a research project in conjunction with the faculty directors.
A furnished, shared office in the political science department will be made available to the post-baccalaureate fellow to be used for data analysis and report writing. The fellow will also have access to UCR’s main and science libraries and a laptop computer outfitted with all software necessary to carry out their work.
Salary: This is an 18-month fixed term position with an annual salary of $51,300 (with the potential of $78,600 salary to be earned if the fellowship is expanded to 18 months).
Qualifications: Applicants must be junior scholars who have earned a BA in political science or a related field within the past five years (and no later than December 2023). The successful candidate will have strong writing and overall communication skills in addition to being a self-starter with outstanding problem-solving abilities. Preferred qualifications include competency with Excel, Qualtrics, STATA and/or R, conversance with various social media platforms, demonstrated leadership capacity, experience working with diverse populations, and an overall commitment to diversity in scholarship.
Complete applications must include: a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or resume, unofficial undergraduate transcripts, a statement of past and/or planned future contributions to advancing diversity, equity and inclusive excellence, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2023 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by October 30, 2023 will receive full consideration. Inquiries may be sent to email@example.com.
UC Riverside has joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of 71 of the country’s leading research universities. The honor and opportunity follow decades of continuous commitment to excellence in research, education, and innovation. UCR is also a member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU) and shares the goals of both the AAU and HSRU member organizations.
BA in political science within the past five years (and no later than December 2023)
Competency with Excel, Qualtrics, STATA and/or R, conversance with various social media platforms, demonstrated leadership capacity, experience working with diverse populations, and an overall commitment to diversity in scholarship.
UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
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About UC Riverside
The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.