Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoctoral Scholar - Open Pool in Planning, Public Policy and Management
University of Oregon School of Planning, Public Policy and Management
United States

Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoctoral Scholar - Open Pool




Job no: 523816

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Public Policy and Planning, Research/Scientific/Grants


Department: School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Rank: No Rank

Annual Basis: 12 Month


Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as need arises and pool will remain active through October 31, 2020


Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter and resume/CV.


Department Summary

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is concerned with the ways governments, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions address some of the most important problems facing society today. With the unique policy and planning environment of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, PPPM builds off this region’s international reputation for livability, pioneering planning, and innovative policy as we explore how to make the world a better place. To pursue these goals, the programs are organized around five areas of expertise: land use and the built environment; environmental planning and policy; social and health policy; community development; and nonprofit management and philanthropy.


Position Summary

The purpose of this announcement is to identify highly-motivated researchers from a variety of related disciplines such as public policy, transportation, and non-profit management who are interested in joining the Department of Planning, Public Policy Management and/or the Institute for Policy and Research Engagement to assist with or lead national and internationally relevant natural research. Positions are non-career, non-tenure track, and may be full or part-time.

Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding, and performance.


The applicant pool will be used to identify highly-motivated, high-quality candidates interested in contributing to applied research and technical assistance projects.


Minimum Requirements

Research Assistant Rank:

• Master’s degree in relevant field.


Research Associate Rank:

• Terminal Degree in relevant field.


Postdoctoral Scholar Rank:

• Doctoral degree in relevant field.


In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience may substitute for the specified level of degree.


Professional Competencies

• Exceptional problem-solving.

• Experience with software troubleshooting.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills; attention to detail.

• Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, project management, and time management skills.

• Self-starter, able to work independently.

• Demonstrated overall commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit


The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.


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Advertised: 09 Apr 2019 Pacific Daylight Time

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