University of Colorado Professional Research Asst in Boulder, Colorado

Professional Research Assistant, Program for Teaching East Asia, Center for Asian Studies

The Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Asian Studies invites applications for a 50% appointment (benefit eligible at a prorated amount) Project Associate with background in East Asian studies and K-12 education.

The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) is a grant-funded program with the mission of facilitating and enhancing the study of East Asia and international education in K-12 curricula in schools nationwide. TEA conducts research on the state of the field; assesses national, state, and local district needs; and designs, delivers, and evaluates programs to address these needs. TEA programs bridge the gap between scholarly research in the field and the K-12 curriculum. Towards this end, TEA works with diverse groups of Asian studies specialists within and beyond the university, professional organizations, school districts, and teachers. This position reports to the TEA Director and/or project PIs as appropriate, and contributes substantively to TEA’s research-based projects.

Duties and Responsibilities. The Professional Research Assistant will serve as a TEA Project Associate, responsible for working with the TEA Director, project PIs, and Asian studies faculty on campus to design, deliver, and assess the impact of professional development programs in Asian Studies for K-12 teacher audiences. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist principal investigators with implementation of research projects and contribute substantively to needs assessment, design, and implementation of project models, including inservice teacher education courses and summer intensive programs.

  • Design and conduct project-related evaluations, analyze data and convey findings to project principals to improve program services and adjust services to target audience needs, and contribute to preparing and updating research-based resources for dissemination, and writing research-based reports.

  • Develop and implement communication and dissemination plans that highlight key project information via website, social media campaigns, newsletter contributions, etc.

  • Promote research project-developed resources to targeted audiences within the national K-12 audience and academic community.

  • Conduct research required for grant development.

In addition, the Project Associate may assist in coordinating the work of student assistants, represent TEA projects at national conferences and programs, and make presentations on program activities and special topics in East Asian studies relevant to the K-12 curriculum to a variety of audiences and funders.


Qualifications:Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Asian studies, with an emphasis on one or more East Asian countries, or directly relevant field; Minimum one year experience in K-12 education, either in classroom or administrative setting, or commensurate experience; demonstrated research experience. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in Asian studies with an emphasis on one or more East Asian countries or directly relevant field plus three years relevant experience in teaching or educational research/programming. Additional qualifications: Experience with design and implementation of evaluation plans; applications of online survey instruments and social media in professional settings; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *B0001 -- Boulder Campus

Title: Professional Research Asst

Location: Boulder

Requisition ID: 11512