Position Title: Primary Investigator on “Indigenous Islam: Native American Muslim Stories” (NAMS) project
Period of Performance: 18 months
Location: US based virtual
Classification: Part-time stipend position
ISPU is seeking an entrepreneurial research professional with experience in researching Indigenous/Native American communities to lead a project aimed at shining light on the little-known stories of Indigenous Muslims, their struggles, strengths and unique needs. The project will produce a first of its kind narrative survey of Indigenous American Muslims, telling the stories of Native Americans who are Muslim through photo narratives, and thematic analysis of personal stories. The ideal candidate has experience setting up systems to document community contributions or activities and has the ability to engage academics, American Muslim leaders and media professionals alike. The project would require an 18-month commitment to complete research and dissemination.
Scope of activities:
- Refine project methodology – developing strategy to use a snowball sampling approach to locate Native American Muslim research participants
- Conduct qualitative field work (in-depth one-on-one interviews)
- Oversight of collection and data analysis of quantitative data
- Conduct qualitative data analysis
- Management of project team in assistance with ISPU Project Manager & Research Director
- Provide bi-weekly updates to ISPU Project Manager & Research Director
- Capture short vignettes that tell the diverse stories of Native American Muslims
- Write the final report and executive summary in accessible and clear English
- Input into repackaging of materials and communication plan for dissemination
- Disseminate research findings upon completion of the report through webinars and/or in-person events (if deemed safe)
- MA required/PhD preferred in related field
- Expertise in community based research of Indigenous/Native American communities or related fields.
- Experience planning and carrying out qualitative research methodologies
- Ability to engage Indigenous/Native American communities, academics, American Muslim leaders and media professionals alike
- Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and present information in a clear, concise, and understandable manner
- Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural, and problem-solving skills
- Highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently and operate on a flexible work schedule
To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org by August 27th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.