Diversity is essential for organizational creativity and member well-being. There is a wealth of knowledge about JEDI
(Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion), but unfortunately this remains at a discrete initiative level. The need of the hour is to share JEDI expertise and knowledge, and determine its cross-institutional transferability.
This project aims at building a knowledge platform which will connect institutes, synthesize knowledge, generate insights, provide JEDI empowered research methods and advice on interventions. This project consists of building the knowledge platform with 5 work packages (WPs) underneath. WP1 concerns a reflective research process on JEDI in the process of platform-building through a continuous quality improvement cycle. WPs 2-5 concern pilot JEDI research projects; the process and outcome of new projects will be shared through the JEDI platform and serve as examples of knowledge sharing/synthesis. Building the platform and WP1 will be conducted by you. WPs 2-5 will be conducted by other postdocs on the projects.Impact of this project:
- Creation of a unique platform to unify people and knowledge, and make the JEDI move sustainable and maintain the vitality;
- Generation and motivation of new scientific research in JEDI and disseminate the outcomes rapidly and widely, covering the relevant audiences;
- Creation of evidence-based interventions, which will bring tangible effects in increasing JEDI in academia.
As a postdoctoral researcher you are responsible for setting up a JEDI platform which will connect institutes, synthesize knowledge, generate insights, develop research methods and advise interventions and investigate if this process is equitable.
The platform will be set up in Dutch as well as English with the aim of local, national as well as international visibility.
Your main tasks and responsibilities are:
- Setting up and researching the JEDI Now! Platform;
- Maintaining oversight of the project and collaborating and keeping contacts with the other researchers of the consortium project;
- Analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, as well as running a quality improvement cycle for the project;
- Reporting of findings in scientific articles and presenting at various meetings and conferences;
- Following courses to increase your (research/analysis/personal) skills if needed;
- Contributing to the team: participating in and contributing to Research in Education meetings like research meetings, journal clubs, conference presentation practice sessions and abstract writing workshops; other required team or administrative work.