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ITC Survey Management Associate

Overview

To manage, prepare, perform quality-control checks on, and document survey questionnaires for an international evaluation of tobacco control policies.

This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

Survey Development

In collaboration with the ITC Survey Manager, provide the following support:

  • Enter information into the ITC survey database (SDI) including but not limited to: changes in survey drafts, translations, survey notes, and variable labels
  • Generate English/local language side-by-side draft surveys for use in multi-language survey development teleconferences.
  • Document all survey development decisions, including investigator perspectives and intentions.
  • Revise surveys during the survey development stage. Generate new drafts for the survey development team.
  • Collaborate with country project managers as appropriate (and investigators where appropriate) to clarify intent and suggest revisions.
  • Review surveys to correct grammar, note lack of clarity, and propose reordering and rewording of questions as appropriate.
  • Reformat questions and surveys: Create section headings according to ITC conventions. Operationalize and format stand-alone questions and question series according to ITC standards
  • Review response options to prevent accidental out-of-range answers
  • Review and suggest appropriate question filters and skip patterns to ensure each respondent encounters only personally relevant questions.
  • In collaboration with the full survey development project team, review and revise surveys, including the addition of screening sequences, conversion scripts, consent script, demographic questioning, routing, and question revisions

Survey Quality Control

In collaboration with the ITC Survey Manager, provide the following support:

  • Rigorously check surveys before they are sent for printing or programming.
  • Review survey drafts, including comparing questions with those used in past ITC surveys and providing related past question content to investigators and country project managers to ensure maximum consistency over countries and over waves
  • For face-to-face surveys, generate comparisons among the various user-group surveys, to ensure that each question is identical across user-groups
  • Perform quality control checks on surveys concerning routing, formatting of individual and series questions, question order and numbering, and consistency

Survey Preparation for Printing or Programming

  • Import local-language translations into SDI
  • Apply table format and country-specific styles, including non-response formatting

Support for Testing of Programmed Surveys

  • Provide support for testing programmed surveys, including testing surveys as survey participants (praccing) and multiple device testing.
  • Enter agreed-upon survey changes resulting from praccing issues reports into SDI.
  • Generate praccing issues reports as required.

Survey Documentation

  • Maintain documentation of all stages of survey development in the survey processing module in SDI.
  • Enter dates and information sources of completed survey stages into the survey processing module.
  • Categorize question labels (e.g., content labels) within ITC topic/content structure.
  • Maintain storage of fieldwork surveys in all languages, including documentation about each wave for each country.
  • Record all survey decisions, revisions, and errors found at any stage.
  • For non-English surveys, compare the local language version with the English version to identify formatting inconsistencies; coordinate translation-checking when required; and document translation discrepancies, errors, and decisions.

Communication of Survey Information

  • Generate survey drafts, singly and as comparisons, for investigators and project managers
  • Support the generation SPSS and SAS syntax as needed
  • Generate ‘Harmony’ reports – i.e., specialized comparisons of a specific question’s wordings across all past ITC surveys
  • Use SDI and other resources to answer queries concerning past and present surveys
  • Generate surveys for all countries and all waves in ITC website format for posting on the ITC website
  • Generate variable lists and codebooks for investigators and data analysts as requested
  • Provide updated survey drafts to accompany data releases
  • In collaboration with the ITC Survey Manager and the ITC Survey Programmer, provide updates as needed regarding new features in SDI and the products it can produce

Support for the Development and Maintenance of the ITC Survey Database (SDI)

  • Propose new functions for SDI to improve efficiency of the Survey Management Group
  • Test new and reworked programming

Meeting Participation

  • Attend weekly DMC meetings to gather survey development information and enter it into the survey processing module
  • Attend weekly SMG team meetings
  • Attend survey development meetings and/or teleconferences as appropriate. Provide feedback where appropriate on survey content and question wordings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field with research or survey development experience
  • Two or more years’ experience or equivalent, demonstrating competence in a detailed, task-oriented position
  • Experience with research in general and/or survey research in particular is a valuable asset.
  • Experience with database software and/or other data-related software (e.g. Access, SPSS, SAS) is an asset
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication is essential
  • Reliability, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Strong computer skills are essential, particularly with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent skills in succinct but thorough documentation
  • Ability to multi-task and to switch priorities quickly when necessary
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to be meticulous, organized, and detail-oriented even when the task is repetitive
  • Ability to maintain a creative and positive approach under tight timelines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, judgement in decision-making
  • Strong critical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work autonomously but identify when to engage leadership for support and decisions
  • Ability to take direction and employ existing standards to ensure consistency and accuracy in a shared database
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • The position requires juggling of workload within multiple projects, with deadline pressures, and a demand for thoroughness and accuracy

Vaccination Requirement Statement

Effective May 1, 2022, the University suspended its Vaccination Requirement. Prior to May 1, pursuant to this Requirement, all University employees were required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (subject to the University’s obligations under the Human Rights Code to accommodate employees who were unable to receive a vaccination). The University’s Vaccination Requirement website can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/return/vaccination-requirement.

The pandemic is ongoing and public health advice continues to evolve. Accordingly, the University reserves the absolute right to reinstate the Vaccination Requirement on short notice, and upon such reinstatement you will be required to comply. You shall also be required to comply with any new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University from time to time, including new policies/requirements related to mandatory employee vaccination. As the University may need to reinstate the Requirement on short notice, it will continue to collect and maintain up-to-date information on employee vaccination status. Please submit your Covid-19 vaccine status (QR code) to: https://checkin.uwaterloo.ca/
 

Failure to comply with the Vaccination Requirement if it is reinstated, including failure to comply with any future amendments to the Vaccination Requirement, or failure to comply with new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University, including those related to new mandatory employee vaccination, shall result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.

The requirement to be vaccinated, if reinstated, will be subject to the duty to accommodate pursuant to the Human Rights Code. If you are unable to be vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written request for accommodation with an explanation of the reasons and/or any supporting documentation. If you request accommodation, the University may follow up with you for further information if necessary.

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca  or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.

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CANADA EXCELLENCE RESEARCH CHAIR (CERC), ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR POSITIONS

Date posted: January 20, 2022

Located in the heart of Waterloo Region, the University of Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and home to world-class research and inspired teaching. The University is seeking exceptional scholars and researchers for up to six Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) opportunities, dependent on funding, across all six faculties (Arts, Engineering, Environment, Health, Mathematics, or Science).

Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent with relevant professional designation or licensure. A leader with evidence of an exceptional research program, the candidate will propose an innovative program of high-quality research that includes collaboration with researchers in closely related fields and supervision of graduate students. They will also teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels (a reduced teaching assignment will be in place during the term of the Chair) and provide service to the unit. Applicants whose research aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan and Research Strategic Plan and Government of Canada priorities are preferred.

The role includes appointment to a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a relevant department/school. All CERC appointments are subject to review and contingent upon approval by the CERC Secretariat (results expected Spring 2023). The salary range for the position will depend upon the rank (i.e., Associate Professor, Professor) and the discipline. Negotiations will be considered at the discretion of each hiring department.

Eligibility

Candidates should be at the rank of Full Professor or be an Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted to the rank of Full Professor within one to two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels. The CERC program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Researchers who hold a full-time academic appointment at a Canadian institution are eligible, but should they be nominated the University will be required to demonstrate the net benefit to Canada in moving the researcher from one Canadian institution to another.

At Waterloo, it’s recognized that legitimate career interruptions can have an impact on research achievements. Applicants are encouraged to explain further how this may affect them in their application. Contact the Office of Research for full CERC information including further details on eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2022. Apply in confidence with a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, teaching dossier, and up to five sample research outputs. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited for an interview. If applicable, applicants are also invited to submit an optional letter or oral statement of support from the individual’s community that | 2 describes the individual’s involvement/role within the community, or a statement of lived experience. Send application packages to: Dr. Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, University Research, Office of Research, University of Waterloo at cerc@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests please contact Occupational Health (occupationalhealth@uwaterloo.ca or Karen – extension 40538); who will work with the selection committee to secure accommodation while ensuring that the information is safe-guarded and confidentiality is maintained. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact cerc@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Relations Office.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit)), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

Cognitive Psychology, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology (Faculty of Arts) of the University of Waterloo invites applications for one full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Cognitive Psychology.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology or closely related area.  Responsibilities will include a commitment to a strong, theory-driven research program; graduate and undergraduate teaching; supervision of graduate and undergraduate student research; and participation in the Department and University service. The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $90,000 to $120,000 per year commensurate with experience.

This is a particularly exciting time to join the Department of Psychology as we are conducting three tenure-track searches this year (Cognitive, Industrial-Organizational, and Social/Personality); the successful candidate will join a vibrant, active cohort of early career scholars. Our collaborative, inclusive research community welcomes diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas, so that all scholars can feel welcome, heard, and supported to do their best work.

Learn more about the Cognitive Psychology Area and the Department of Psychology.  Find more information about living in Waterloo Region.  Please see three reasons to apply to the University of Waterloo.

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2022.  The closing date for receipt of applications is October 1, 2021. Applicants should electronically submit their curriculum vitae, statements of research, and teaching interests, and reprints or preprints of four recent papers, and the names and contact information for three referees (including their email addresses) to: cognitiveposition@uwaterloo.ca. Questions regarding the position or the Department can be addressed to Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca.

Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology (Faculty of Arts) of the University of Waterloo invites applications for one full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology or equivalent field (e.g., Organizational Behavior) and a demonstrated record of published research. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in topics traditionally aligned with Personnel Psychology (e.g., personnel selection), yet qualified applicants with interests and expertise in Organizational Psychology topics are also strongly encouraged to apply.  Responsibilities will include a commitment to a strong, theory-driven research program; graduate and undergraduate teaching; supervision of graduate and undergraduate student research; and participation in Department and University service. The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $90,000 to $120,000 per year commensurate with experience.

This is a particularly exciting time to join the Department of Psychology as we are conducting three tenure-track searches this year (Cognitive, Industrial-Organizational, and Social/Personality); the successful candidate will join a vibrant, active cohort of early career scholars. Our collaborative, inclusive research community welcomes diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas, so that all scholars can feel welcome, heard, and supported to do their best work.

Learn more about the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Area and the Department of Psychology. Find information about living in Waterloo Region. Please see three reasons to apply to the University of Waterloo 

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2022. The closing date for receipt of applications is October 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and reprints or preprints of four recent papers, and the names and contact information for three referees (including their email addresses) to:  ioposition@uwaterloo.ca. Questions regarding the position or the Department can be addressed to Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology (hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca).

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca.

Social/Personality Psychology, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology (Faculty of Arts) of the University of Waterloo invites applications for one full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Social/Personality Psychology.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Social/Personality Psychology or a related field and a demonstrated record of published research. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to establish a prominent, externally funded research program, innovative methods and theoretical contributions, and to excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Responsibilities will include a commitment to a strong, theory-driven research program; graduate and undergraduate teaching; supervision of graduate and undergraduate student research; and participation in Department and University service. The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $90,000 to $120,000 per year commensurate with experience.

This is a particularly exciting time to join the Department of Psychology as we are conducting three tenure-track searches this year (Cognitive, Industrial-Organizational, and Social/Personality); the successful candidate will join a vibrant, active cohort of early career scholars. Our collaborative, inclusive research community welcomes diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas, so that all scholars can feel welcome, heard, and supported to do their best work.

Our program embraces the values of open science and strives for reproducible research. For this goal we support transparent research with open data, open material, and pre-registrations. We also strongly value research involving diverse populations and non-traditional samples. Candidates are invited to describe their pursuit of these goals in separate sections of the statement of research interests.

Learn more about the Social Psychology Area and the Department of Psychology. Find information about living in Waterloo Region. Please see three reasons to apply to the University of Waterloo.

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2022. The closing date for receipt of applications is October 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and reprints or preprints of four recent papers, and the names and contact information for three referees (including their email addresses) to: socialposition@uwaterloo.ca. Questions regarding the position or the Department can be addressed to Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology (hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca).

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Dr. Heather Henderson, Chair, Department of Psychology, hhenderson@uwaterloo.ca.

Cluster Hiring Initiative

UW is pleased to announce the launch of new cluster hiring initiatives at Waterloo which will see the addition of ten Indigenous and ten Black faculty members across our institution. These initiatives are one step in addressing the underrepresentation of Indigenous faculty and Black faculty across the University of Waterloo.

  • Recruitment is open now and will continue until all positions are successfully filled, there is no set timeline for the initiative (meaning that If candidates are found immediately, the cluster will be hired immediately).
  • Positions are open at the assistant professor, associate professor and professor levels, with the intention to recruit faculty at a range of career stages. At least half of the positions will occur at the assistant professor rank.
  • Positions will be available for broad areas of research across all Faculties.
  • These cluster hiring initiatives are in addition to other equity-based hiring initiatives and are not meant to replace other opportunities.
  • The fundamental purpose of the cluster hiring initiatives is to increase representation of Black and Indigenous faculty across the spectrum of Waterloo’s teaching and scholarship activities; while there may be some natural synergies with the current development of academic programming in the areas of Black Studies and Indigenous Studies, the cluster initiatives are not intended to recruit solely/primarily for these areas.
  • As a restricted hiring opportunity, the cluster hiring initiative follows the provisions for a special program as described by the Ontario Human Rights Commission in order to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous and Black academics, which has been found to be systemic in nature.

You can find more detailed information on the hiring process and answers to frequently asked questions at https://uwaterloo.ca/provost/cluster-hiring-initiatives.
 
We remain committed to creating a sustainable and supportive environment for living, learning, working and discovery. These new roles are an important step among many necessary in realizing the goal of accelerating the representation of Black and Indigenous faculty.