The University of Texas at Austin Social Science/Humanities Research Associate II in Austin, Texas

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate II

Hiring department

Human Dev & Family Sci

Monthly salary

$2,333+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Variable

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 07/30/2018

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Position will end one year from start date, with potential for extension based on performance and funding. Position to report to Dr. Stephen Russell, Professor, Human Development and Family Science, College of Natural Sciences. Please describe any interest or experience in issues related to gender and/or sexuality in your cover letter

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To coordinate multiple research projects under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and to provide both research and administrative support.

Essential Functions

Provide clerical/administrative oversight of daily office operations and office and research lab functions. Train, coordinate, monitor, and supervise the activities of undergraduate research assistants. Serve as primary liaison with off-site project staff, PI's, visitors, campus colleagues, and collaborators. Coordinate and manage international visiting scholars. Serve as liaison with Human Development and Family Sciences department administrators. Coordinate human subjects protection policies and procedures, including protocol development and submission procedures, renewals, and audit reviews. Perform comprehensive searches of websites or organizations related to the SOGI Health and Rights lab. Assist with research projects, perform comprehensive literature reviews, and contribute to the preparation of peer-reviewed manuscripts, grants, and reports. Format and edit conference posters and materials. Manage paper and electronic databases/archives for projects. Update project/lab websites and social media outlets. Manage PI's calendar, contact, email and mail correspondence, as well as any PI travel request submissions. Schedule, organize and manage lab and research project meetings. Monitor grant/project timelines. Coordinate the development of communications and promotional literature for distribution, including brochures or flyers; coordinate process from development through printing and distribution.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Two years of experience in the field of research. Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office. Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to document processes or information. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of cultural differences. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree. Familiarity or experience with online survey software (e.g., Qualtrics, MAXQDA, Transcribe Wreally, Box, Dropbox). Experience working with culturally diverse populations. Demonstrated computer competency and knowledge of statistical software packages such as STATA, SPSS, MAXQDA. Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of issues related to gender and/or sexuality.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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