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Postdoctoral Research Associate for Networks and Cultural Assets Project

$60,000 – $60,000 yearly

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies

Last Updated: 11/21/22

Job Description

The Networks and Cultural Assets Project (NACA) in the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position with a flexible start date. NACA administers survey and interview instruments to measure underserved college students’ Community Cultural Wealth and social networks, then provides results to local educators for academic and career development purposes. NACA’s work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The successful candidate will work closely with a team of scholars whose research centers on college-to-career transitions for students of color, veterans, adult learners, and low-income and first-generation students. The postdoctoral scholar will work on existing projects – including NACA’s partnership with the University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – and will assist in communicating findings to external audiences through talks, workshops, reports, blog posts, and other materials. The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities to participate in longitudinal data collection, use NACA data in their own publications, and develop an independent research project under mentored supervision. Finally, the postdoctoral scholar will also help organize speaking events with scholars around the country who work in this area.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • an earned doctoral degree by the time of appointment in education (higher education, career development) or a closely related field
  • foundational training in mixed methods (i.e., qualitative and quantitative) research, and
  • experience writing about and presenting scholarly research to audiences outside of academia.
Desirable qualifications include:
  • experience conducting research related to college-to-career transitions and/or STEM education and workforce equity
  • ability to work independently and to initiate tasks with minimal supervision, and
  • experience organizing speaking events or symposia.
Specific duties include:
  • Assisting with data collection and analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Writing articles, reports, and blog posts, and creating other resources for student service professionals
  • Offering talks and workshops to academic and non-academic audiences
  • Connecting with practitioners and scholars in area of study
  • Organizing speakers, talks, and symposia on related topics
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to nbanuelos@wisc.edu

For more information on our project please visit: https://ccwt.wisc.edu/projects/naca/



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