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Principal Investigator for Research in Social Justice & Community Organizing

Company: Queens University of Charlotte
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionJob DescriptionSUMMARY: The Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center at Queens University seeks a principal researcher to join the research team on The Listening Project: Learning from 80 Years of Social Change in Charlotte, NC. The Listening Project is a community-based participatory research project. We seek to engage the community in every step of the process - the research design, data analysis, and the dissemination of the material. We seek to collectively learn from 80 years of social justice organizing history, as told by the organizers/participants involved in the social justice movements that spurred social change in Charlotte, NC. We seek to listen to and honor the experience of our Charlotte organizers and activists, past and present, to inform the future of Charlotte organizing. This position will assist the team in the writing for IRB application, documenting community input to the research design, conducting interviews with changemakers in Charlotte, analyzing the data collected, and co-authoring the final research report. This part-time position is expected to span the 2022-2023 academic year from August 2022 through May 2023 with the potential to extend another year if funding is secured. This position is not exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is eligible to earn overtime pay for hours worked above 40 in a single work week.This position will work 10 hours a month, including a weekly team meeting.Hourly rate is $50 an hour. Check out our year one research project summary for background on the project here. QualificationsExperience, Skills & Qualifications:---Research in an academic institution including IRB approval---Academic writing abilities ---Demonstrated experience in conducting effective research interviews---Demonstrated experience in social justice environments---Demonstrated experience in community-based research as a research methodology is a plus---Prior CITI training in research ethics is a plus---Strong communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) and ability to quickly establish and maintain strong rapport with a diversity of people and backgrounds---Ability to establish and meet goals and deadlines ---Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment---A high level of personal integrity and professionalism and a proven ability to maintain confidentiality at all times ---A bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, with an advanced degree having conducted research strongly preferredApplication ProcessDoes this sound like a good fit? Click on the green "I'm interested" button and submit:1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience2. Current r--sum-- or CV3. Contact information for three professional references.Applications received by September 2, 2022, will receive first consideration. The Greenspon Center will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.Additional InformationAbout Queens University of CharlotteLocated in the heart of the nation's second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city's diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non-profit, and community organization sectors.Because of our history of innovation and our legacy of strong leadership, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners of American higher education. This is a defining moment for Queens. While other institutions are focused on sustaining and surviving, we are thinking much bigger.Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reimagine what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position after the pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.By 2030, Queens aspires to become the leading, private, national university of Charlotte with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive and multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world's most pressing challenges and biggest areas of opportunity; a fully connected, integrated, and innovative set of experiences that support holistic wellness and wellbeing; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that enables faculty and staff to flourish and achieve their full potential; and a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2222.Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation) ---Remain in a stationary position, most of the time.---Exchange accurate information with co-workers and clients, frequently.---Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time ---Communicate with co-workers, clients and vendors, most of the time. ---Write, type, and use the computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment systems, most of the time. ---Move about inside the workspace to access resources and office equipment, and attend meetings across campus, regularly. ---Exert moderate force to move objects, occasionally. ---Think critically, concentrate on the task at hand, and respond quickly to changes in conditions, most of the time.Work Conditions---Work in an office environment, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, service providers and vendors.---Work has deadlines.This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this positions, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of this position.

Keywords: Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte , Principal Investigator for Research in Social Justice & Community Organizing, Education / Teaching , Charlotte, North Carolina

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