Officer, Undergraduate Research Program (UR) (The Academy of Liberal Arts)

Updated: about 2 months ago

Purpose: The position administers and coordinates one or more of the major activities, events, and/or services for the Undergraduate Research Program as designated in order to fulfill the mission, vision and goals. This job holder implements and promotes the UR activities, including The Authors’ Challenge (TAC), the University wide multimodal writing competition, on an institutional and national level, and participates in planning, facilitating communication among relevant stakeholders, reporting, content development, editing, workshop preparation, and program research and development.

Principal Accountabilities:

Undergraduate Research Program Office General Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Document and communicate aggregate UR data and information through progress reports, with special emphasis on UR grants
  • Participate in research relevant to program evaluation and development
  • Assist with promotion for UR services and activities across the disciplines and to diverse stakeholders
  • Support the production of communications material including informational documents, stories, photography, video, website and social media content
  • Contribute to the design of and, occasionally, lead information sessions
  • Participate in the editing of articles for URJe, NUR, and other publications
  • Develop and maintain various UR activities including EURECA, UREAD, UR guide, awards for excellence and the authors’ challenge

The Authors’ Challenge (TAC) Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Act as the main contact point for students involved in TAC workshops to help them to arrange access to equipment and coordinate submissions
  • Act as he main contact person for all enquiries related to TAC from students, faculty, practitioners, service providers and any general queries
  • Coordinate with human resources, and any other department and individuals, on matters relating to pay and planning
  • Communicate and coordinate the work among service providers involved in delivering the project
  • Responsible for project information and that it is readily available for dissemination to campus wide social media, provision of relevant content and its dissemination
  • Responsible for planning and managing student information sessions and writing workshops
  • Initiate and sustain outreach with campus publications and student associations: through arranging articles about different kinds of multimodal writing with other writers as well as for promotional articles and short features for student publications
  • Manage logistics and oversee the successful delivery of workshops by providing support to the competition chairs, faculty, practitioners, and student participants
  • Write up reports including final cycle reports
  • Responsible for day-to-day running of the project and for managing the winner announcement event
  • Responsible for planning and executing any activities relating to TAC and the annual Research and Creativity Convention (RCC).
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement:  

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with evidence of writing and research


  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated writing experience is essential

 Skills :

  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Perfect command of spoken and written English and excellent reading and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural and communications skills
  • Good reporting skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Agility and flexibility to cope in changing environments and multitasking
  • Strong project management and research skills

The position is open until August 31, 2020

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted.

“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.” 

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