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NCWIT Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

This NCWIT Research Associate position will work closely with NCWIT’s corporate team to help our industry members implement strategic approaches to creating inclusive cultures. In short, this position involves conducting research, applying that research in real-life industry settings, delivering presentations and developing practical resources and tools to help organizations implement research-based practices for creating inclusive cultures and for increasing the meaningful participation of women and girls in computing. This position will also involve working with the broader NCWIT social science team on research, evaluation, and other projects as needed.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of nearly 1500 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful and influential participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and tools for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through tech industry and entrepreneurial careers.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Advising NCWIT member organizations as they implement promising, research-based practices.
  • Advising and collaborating on new NCWIT research projects.
  • Identifying NCWIT industry member needs and existing gaps in NCWIT’s industry resources.
  • Reviewing research, synthesizing reliable findings and promising practices, and relating these to other relevant research.
  • Translating this research into new industry resources to meet NCWIT member organization’s needs, taking into account the knowledge base already built within NCWIT resources.
  • Updating and repackaging existing resources as needed.
  • Collaborating with NCWIT Communications and other relevant staff to develop multi-media formats and other vehicles for sharing research-based practices and advice.
  • Disseminating resources and research findings to relevant audiences (e.g. at academic and industry conferences and other speaking venues, relevant publication outlets, NCWIT’s online repository).

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this full-time position is $80,000 - $115,000 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Ph.D. in anthropology, communication, cultural studies, sociology, education, management, social psychology, industrial psychology, or related field.
  • Expertise in research related to diversity and computing fields (or education, organizations & society more broadly), especially as relates to intersections among gender and gender expression, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or immigration status.
  • Strong academic-literature review skills, writing skills, and demonstrated ability to “translate” and synthesize research articles into language and practical tools for lay audiences.

What You Will Need

  • Strong presentation, speaking, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a complex, dynamic organization.
  • Demonstrated high-level critical thinking and organizational skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to set and keep deadlines independently while thriving in a distributed team environment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with or strong interest in resource or curriculum development using multi-media platforms.
  • Experience with or strong interest in advising academic, industry, nonprofit, government organizations (or other lay audiences) on the implementation of research-based interventions and practices.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. PDF Sample of Work
  4. List of References
  5. Letter of Recommendation
  6. Transcripts/Proof of Degree

Please apply by August 21, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Catherine Ashcraft

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