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FRI is hiring for 2023

Graduate and undergraduate students can apply

Quick Summary

  • Graduate and undergraduate students needed for justice-oriented research
The Feminist Research Institute is hiring two graduate student researchers and two student assistants for Winter and/or Spring 2023. We encourage applicants with expertise in justice-based responses to systems of oppression. These expertise can come from lived experience, academic training, activist/advocacy work, or other professional training.

Equity in the Granting Process

One GSR is sought to work on an equity evaluation of research contracts at the California Air Resource Board. This will involve analyzing current practices to determine how equitable they are and provide recommendations on how to improve equity and attentiveness to environmental justice issues. Qualified candidates will have experience with creating and implementing interview and focus group protocols, as well as interview coding and analysis.
One undergraduate student assistant is sought to assist with the interviewing process, transcription, and analysis. Qualified candidates will have experience with project management through course group work, previous employment, or volunteer activities.

Data Analysis for Asking Different Questions

One GSR is sought to assist with data analysis to study the efficacy and impacts of the Asking Different Questions program. Qualified candidates will have experience in survey design in Qualtrics, survey analysis, and programming in R, as well as qualitative data analysis.

Shaping the Built Environment

One student assistant (undergraduate or graduate) is sought to help improve the built environment of the Feminist Research Institute. We seek to improve our indoor and outdoor environs to align with our values to create a welcoming space. Landscaping, tending, and/or gardening skills desired. This position will also assist with administrative tasks as needed.

Health Equity & Justice

One student assistant (undergraduate or graduate) is sought to contribute to the development of an online tool to support the work of the Feminist Health Justice Project. The student will support with the following tasks: conducting literature searches and research to add resources to the database; adding and tagging resources; checking and responding to emails associated with the database; making updates to database and website; and collaborating with members on the research team on specific projects as needed. This position will also assist with administrative tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills and have experience and interest in feminist analysis and/or the broad fields of health. It is strongly preferred that candidates have some background in web design and/or database management. Experience with Notion is especially preferred.


For all positions, the ability to work on a team and translate research to everyday language is important. The ability to adhere to reasonable deadlines and good time management is also needed. The ideal candidates will share FRI's working values of humility, collaboration, and liberation.
GSRs and student assistant will take part in weekly team meetings and engage in additional FRI programming. All team members take part in mentoring and training other team members. Those hired may also be asked to take on additional duties that contribute to the overall success of FRI initiatives and goals. We seek to create a diverse team and value expertise gained through lived experience and well as academic training.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV or resume, and two references to Sarah McCullough at smcc@ucdavis.edu. GSR applications will be reviewed as they are received. Student Assistant positions will be reviewed starting on Nov 30th.