Qualitative Research Support Specialist

University of Georgia
October 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$37,068 – $60,000
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S10770P

Working Title Qualitative Research Support Specialist Department Social Work-Dean's Office About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https: // www. uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The School of Social Work provides professional education to over 600 students through its CSWE– accredited B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs, Ph.D. program, as well as the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management program. The School of Social Work also offers joint M.S.W. degree programs with the School of Law, the College of Public Health, and the Emory University Candler School of Theology. The School of Social Work is nationally and internationally known for excellence in research, teaching, public service, international programs, and a commitment to social and economic justice. The School of Social Work is committed to hiring faculty who work towards alleviating disparities through scholarship/research, teaching, public service and/or administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to enact UGA's commitment to enrich our missions teaching, research and service for all. The Center on Human Trafficking Research and Outreach (CenHTRO) is a research center in the UGA SSW established in 2021 as a collaborative, cross- disciplinary, and international research hub in the global effort to combat human trafficking. CenHTRO conducts research, develops programming, and influences policies that drastically and measurably reduce human trafficking and other forms of exploitation.

College/Unit/Department website https: // cenhtro.uga.edu/ Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM

Advertised Salary $37,068 – $60,000 (salary commensurate with experience) Posting Date 08/17/2023 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 10/01/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants

Required documents include the following: Resume/CV Cover Letter List of References with Contact Information Telework or Flex Options Available

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Information

Classification Title Research Professional AD

FLSA Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

· Master's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health or a relevant social science research field preferred; · Experience with collaborative, team-based qualitative research (especially within low- and middle-income countries); · Proficiency with standard CAQDAS programs (such as NVivo); · Experience with research on human trafficking or related social problems (gender-based violence, childhood trauma) and knowledge of trauma-informed research principles and practices.

Position Summary

In collaboration with the CenHTRO research team, the qualitative research support specialist will contribute to research studies relevant to the aims and objectives of CenHTRO. The position will involve supporting implementation of qualitative research studies about human trafficking and related topics collaboratively with team members located in multiple countries including the USA, UK, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The specialist will conduct a variety of research tasks as needed including: data cleaning, organizing and preparation, supporting IRB application writing/review, supporting research training for international research partners and students, conducting qualitative analysis and writing reports/articles for dissemination to a wide variety of audiences (e.g., academic, practitioners, governmental actors). In addition, the specialist will support maintenance and organization of the CenHTRO qualitative data archive. The qualitative research support specialist will work closely with the qualitative assistant research scientist and CenHTRO faculty/staff to achieve position responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Capacity to implement qualitative research and analysis using team-based, collaborative methods.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills. Excellent communicator.
  • Experience with highly collaborative research projects, detail oriented, and embrace transparency and rigor in qualitative research.
  • Physical Demands

    Sitting and working at a computer for long periods of time.

    Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

    Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



  • In collaboration with CenHTRO faculty, develop and implement study protocols, develop training materials, and support analysis process.
  • Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with CenHTRO team and international partners to write reports/articles/and other dissemination materials for various audiences.
  • Tasks include writing literature reviews, drafting methods/findings, and participating in planning dissemination strategies.
  • Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

  • CenHTRO qualitative database management (cleaning, preparing, organizing qualitative data).
  • Developing/maintaining protocols and procedures for storing qualitative data.
  • Percentage of time 30

    Contact Information

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    For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

    Recruitment Contact Name Anna Cody Recruitment Contact Email [email protected] Recruitment Contact Phone

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Information
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