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Research Scientist Consulting Opportunity

The National Center for Women & IT seeks a Research Scientist consultant. This engagement involves working with a team of NCWIT social scientists to identify gaps in existing research; conduct original research related to gender, technology, and organizations; and translate that research into practical resources for implementation in corporate contexts. The consultant will also work on corporate reform initiatives, delivering presentations to and consulting with NCWIT Workforce Alliance companies.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in identifying gaps in existing research and opportunities for addressing these gaps
  • Participate in cutting-edge research projects related to gender, technology and corporate contexts
  • Present findings (e.g., keynotes, workshops) to a diverse array of academic, industry, and lay audiences
  • Collaborate with companies in conducting these research projects and disseminating findings
  • Translate research findings and develop content for corporate resources/products
  • Identify relevant secondary research and create content for disseminating these findings for a variety of corporate, academic and lay audiences
  • Collaborate with design team in translating these findings into products appropriate for a range of audiences
  • Work with NCWIT corporate strategy team to refine and launch corporate change efforts
  • Provide consulting for corporate executives and other change leaders to implement reform in their local environments
  • Consult with and advise NCWIT Workforce Alliance work teams on their internal change efforts

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in communication, sociology, anthropology, or related field, specializing in a relevant area of research (e.g., organizational communication/change; gender, diversity and science/technology; masculinity studies)
  • Experience designing and conducting independent research projects
  • Excellent presentation and speaking skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with an ability to communicate with a variety of academic and lay audiences
  • Ability to travel

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior experience working with corporate leaders, in corporate environments, or on corporate change efforts
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Proven ability to secure research funding
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting
  • Experience in research and/or practice (e.g., consulting, teaching) related to gender and/or technology
  • Experience in masculinity research or working with men/male advocates on diversity efforts

To Apply:

Please submit the following items via email to

A.         Cover Letter. Please provide a cover letter with key contact information, including phone number and email address.

B.         Resume/vitae. Please provide a resume and/or vitae.

C.         References. Please provide contact information for three professional references; include email, phone, and U.S. mail contact information for all references.

Please contact NCWIT for compensation and commitment specifics.