UX/UI Designer, Research Assistant

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2023

UX/UI Designer, Research Assistant

Job no: 531134

Work type: Faculty - Career

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Information Technology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Educational and Community Supports
Rank: Research Assistant (Type B)
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

February 23, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, in addition to your online application, include a cover letter that contains a description of your UI/UX experience and a portfolio, or a link to a portfolio, of previous UI/UX work.

Department Summary

PBISApps, a multidisciplinary team within the Educational and Community Supports (ECS) research unit in the University of Oregon's College of Education, is a leader in providing practical solutions for common education problems. We enable educators to use student behavioral data in schools all over the United States and in over 10 countries worldwide. Our work at PBISApps translates cutting-edge research into real-world solutions through an equity-focused educational service mission, sophisticated software and database architectures, and development tools used by an active and enthusiastic base of over 20,000 schools. Our solutions save educators time and keep them focused on supporting students. PBISApps has a continued commitment to using data-based decision-making to improve student outcomes and make systems more effective, efficient, and equitable. We offer a flexible, supportive family-friendly work environment focused on a work-life balance in a stimulating academic setting.

At ECS, our teams value the contribution that diversity brings to our work and culture. Understanding and learning from our differences give us unique opportunities to improve our products and services.

Position Summary

The UX/UI Designer solves hard problems in an agile team environment. To do this effectively, the incumbent needs to learn how our systems work and think creatively about how we can improve them.

The UX/UI Designer evaluates user interfaces (both existing and under development) for user experience using common UX design tools and practices. This involves conducting user research, testing, and developing wireframes and workflows based on user needs and feedback. The UX/UI Designer works with the development and communications teams to create intuitive, user-friendly, and accessible web applications.

The UX/UI Designer will tackle hard design problems found in integrating new features into existing systems. They will create and adhere to style standards on typography, graphic design, and accessibility to ensure continuity across all systems. They will also provide advice and guidance on the implementation of UX interfaces and designs. As a member of a tight-knit team constant improvement is central to all our work. The person in this position should be curious, questioning, and collaborative.

The position plays an integral part in creating products that improve data analysis, expedite the decision-making in schools, employ insights from leading educational researchers, enable early identification of problems, simplify effective interventions, build supportive learning environments, and conduct data-intensive research.

The UX/UI Designer reports to the Director of Application Development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in design or related field and one year of experience, OR Bachelor's degree in another field and two years of experience.
  • One year of UI/UX design experience for digital products or services.
  • A portfolio of professional UI/UX design work for both web and mobile platforms.

    Professional Competencies

  • Strong foundation in software and user interface standards and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a UX Designer, UI Designer, or similar role.
  • Familiarity with interaction design principles, techniques, and best practices.
  • Ability to solve problems, including implementing and verifying solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of users with varying technical abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing and executing usability studies.
  • Education and/or training in art and graphic design.
  • Proficiency with common technologies and software such as Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe XD), HTML/CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with specific web accessibility tools and standards such as WAVE, and Jaws.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/uo-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-employee-process.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/531134/uxui-designer-research-assistant


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