Salary based on experience and project funding. The salary will be prorated based on the project duration and responsibilities.
POSITION: The Library anticipates the need for part-time research associates pending project funding.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Depending on the project, responsibilities may include: administering projects; reviewing literature; identifying funding sources; entering data into an electronic bibliographic database; recruiting test subjects; conducting in-depth interviews; conducting usability tests; observing test subjects; keeping research records; interviewing; conducting surveys, focus groups and nominal group techniques; writing; developing proposals; editing and producing reports, articles, publications, online documentation, and presentations.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Qualitative and quantitative communication research methodologies and strong writing and editing skills required. Requirements may vary with projects. Required: All course work completed for an MS or Ph.D. in communication or a field that includes course work and/or experience in quantitative and/or qualitative social science research methodologies and evaluation research methods. Preferred: Familiarity with word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentation software, drawing/graphics, multimedia, HTML, WWW, and statistical analysis software preferred
RANK AND SALARY: Administrative Professional position. Salary based on experience and project funding. The salary will be prorated based on the project duration and responsibilities. Selection of candidates will be made as needed. Insurance benefits are available for appointments of half-time or greater, and faculty and administrative professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans. Full-time faculty and administrative professionals earn 24 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred compensation.
UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION: Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870. Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and the University employs 1,400 academic faculty, 1,900 administrative professionals, and 2,000 classified staff. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 135,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and has a comprehensive online presence at http://lib.colostate.edu.
Candidates selected as needed. To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position, plus a current resume or curriculum vita, transcripts, the names and contact information for three professional references, and examples of professional writing, publications, thesis/dissertation abstracts and/or multi-media products to Sande Innes, Personnel Services, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019, or by e-mail to Sande.Innes@colostate.edu. This applicant pool expires June 30, 2013. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
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