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Staff Research Associate (9613C) - 41840
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 7, 2022
Title Staff Research Associate (9613C) - 41840
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Social Sciences - General

Staff Research Associate (9613C) - 41840

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Society and Environment introduces students to the main approaches and theory for environmental social sciences, including how social science tools can be applied to environmental problems, and how social science theories contribute to understanding environmental problems. Students are exposed to three areas of concentration, and choose to focus on one: (1) U.S. Environmental Policy and Management, (2) Global Environmental Politics, or (3) Justice and Sustainability. Offered by the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM).

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 09/20/2022


Studio: Solve routine and complex disability accommodation issues as they emerge by:

  • Preparing materials for studio practice (pour paint, clean brushes, prepare surfaces, cut, scan, print, project setup, and other related studio art tasks).
  • Resize/alter/prepare digital images.
  • Find, order, set up new materials.
  • Prepare materials for shipments or storage.
  • Use ingenuity and resourcefulness to come up with solutions to art practice disability accommodation challenges as they emerge (i.e. putting things within reach of the PI, setting up materials to be accessible to PI, rearranging furniture to create space for a wheelchair, etc.).

Research: Solve routine and complex disability accommodation issues as they emerge by:

  • Assisting with library, archival, and internet research, and conducting aspects of research that present challenges for the PI (i.e assist with locating, looking through, documenting, summarizing, and cataloging materials; read and synthesize a variety of materials for PI).
  • Assist with preparation of materials used for ethnographic research (audio/visual equipment setup for example).
  • Writing: Note taking, research summaries.
  • Use ingenuity and resourcefulness to come up with solutions to research challenges as they emerge.

General: Solve routine and complex disability accommodation issues as they emerge by:

  • Assisting with secretarial work (i.e. calendar/appointments, digital and hard copy document upkeep, calls/emails, research organization).
  • Assisting with physical setup of materials, relevant errands, and other miscellaneous work related tasks.
  • Solve routine and complex disability accommodation issues as they emerge in the classroom, at meetings and events, in the field, and at the office/studio (i.e. putting things within reach of the PI, setting up materials, rearranging furniture to create space for a wheelchair, etc).
  • Upkeeping and tidying office/studio (organization, and tidying).

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with humanities or social science research methods.
  • Experience with art studio upkeep.
  • Computer skills: Word, excel, Adobe, Photoshop.
  • Research skills: Organizing/cataloging; reading and synthesizing; summarizing; note taking.
  • Studio skills: knowledge of painting/drawing/printmaking studio materials and upkeep.
  • Basic tool use and art packing.
  • Secretarial skills.
  • Experience with humanities or social science research methods, as evidenced by academic background, or work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in disability studies or activism; environmental justice/social science/humanities/social justice.
  • Familiarity with research software such as Zotero, qualitative data analysis software, video editing software.
  • Familiarity with IRB.
  • Spanish speaking.
  • Background working in the disability community.
  • Experience with art studio upkeep, as evidenced by academic background, or work experience.
  • Background working in the disability community.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid bi-weekly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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