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Final date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Institute of Urban & Regional Development at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking an Associate Specialist to assist faculty and researchers on a state-wide land use study. The goal of this research is to identify which state and local land use laws are the proper focus for reforms in California. The study uses a mixed method research approach, drawing on qualitative field interviews and project-level data from 16 jurisdictions across California. The Associate Specialist serves as a core member of the research team, providing support for project-level data collection and data analysis and assisting in research dissemination strategies. The Associate Specialist will also assist, support and collaborate with a team of undergraduate student researchers and coordinate work-flows across the team of 20+ undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will perform work under Moira O'Neill.
Appointment length: This is a part-time position at 80% time for 13 months. The appointment may be renewable depending on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is June 2019.
Assist Principal Investigator and Co-PI with research design for entitlement data dissemination.
Perform content and data analysis, including quality checking quantitative data and conducting spatial analysis of data sets.
Assist with drafting and disseminating professional reports, articles and other writings to share findings.
Assist with training and mentoring Assistant Specialists, Graduate Student Researchers, and Undergraduate Research apprentices to ensure that deadlines and milestones are being met on time.
Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):
Bachelors degree or equivalent international degree
Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Advanced degree or five to ten years of experience.
Master's or equivalent degree in Urban Studies, City Planning or in a related field.
Coursework in land use law or related subject matter.
Minimum two years of experience designing spatial analysis methodologies using raster math, density mapping, interpolation, remote sensing, multi-criteria evaluation, spatial statistics, network analyses, participatory GIS, and geographically weighted regression.
Experience with qualitative data and content analysis using social science research methods.
Experience with relevant software and databases, including Excel, R, MaxQDA, GIS, and Adobe CC suite.
Professional experience in the urban planning field preferred.
Demonstrated capacity to train and mentor undergraduate and graduate student researchers.
Salary: The full-time annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
3 References required (contact information only): Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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