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Getting Racism Out of our Work (GROW) Curriculum Research Assistant (RA)

Position Description

The GROW program is recruiting for a Research Assistant (RA) for the 2023-2024 academic year. Beginning Fall Semester 2023, this part-time position is housed within the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry’s Psychology Section, and offers an opportunity for a part-time, immersive experience, supporting operations related to design, implementation and evaluation of an education program built for Yale faculty.

The GROW (Getting Racism Out of our Work) program is a three-part curriculum designed to provide clinical teaching faculty with a similar foundation, language and knowledge of current research, best practices, and personal knowledge regarding culture and diversity to improve their teaching and supervisory practices, learning outcomes for psychology and psychiatry trainees, and ultimately clinical care delivery. Currently, GROW is a live, synchronous training program. However, efforts are underway to develop and asynchronous, online-self paced version of the GROW curriculum (GROW Seeds) for wider dissemination.

The GROW RA position is a great fit for a student with interests in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and education more broadly. The ideal candidate will be adept in problem-solving, with an interest in learning new tasks. Attention to detail and strong written and oral communication skills preferred. Able to work with a high degree of independence, the ideal candidate is also willing to ask clarifying questions to support their tasks.

The GROW RA would support the implementation and evaluation of the curriculum, with responsibilities to include: Managing webtools (e.g., Course Canvas), drafting and uploading training materials, literature review to support development of evaluation surveys and monitoring data collection (via Qualtrics Survey Tool), data cleaning and basic analyses (e.g., coding qualitative data, summarizing data in written form), drafting and revising vignettes and scripts for online self-paced curriculum, content coordination with subject matter experts and speakers, supporting media and content development, etc. The GROW RA is also a participant observer in key meetings with nationally recognized DEI content experts and summarizes and documents these discussions.

This position comes with access to a wealth of data and thus opportunities to participate in the scholarly process, including literature reviews, manuscript development and submission, are also included. We expect that interested candidates will wish to develop a project related to/arising from the GROW data that can be prepared for a conference presentation or other professional meeting.
The GROW RA receives weekly group supervision with a GROW Psychology Faculty member, including career mentorship and professional development, and is eligible for a letter of recommendation from supervising faculty.


This is largely a remote position with periodic on-site responsibilities (e.g., assisting with filming on-site at Yale Teaching and Learning Center Recording Studio), though project advisors and faculty supervisors can be flexible depending on circumstance.


Trainees must be currently enrolled in a graduate program and able to serve in the role of the RA for course credit. No compensation is available for the position. However, GROW RAs are eligible for GROW Trainee Research and Scholarship Awards.

Yale University requires that all affiliated trainees be physically located in the State of Connecticut while functioning in their roles, even if the trainee performs their duties remotely. Yale University requires that all affiliated trainees be fully vaccinated and “boosted”, and/or able to demonstrate proof of an eligible exception.

The RA will need access to a computer and a device that is capable of Zoom meetings.


The RA can expect to dedicate 8-10 hours per week to the position. The position is Monday through Friday and follows the trainee’s matriculated institutions academic calendar. Flexibility in scheduling, during business hours (9am-5pm) is desirable. No evening or weekend hours are required. A trainee who can commit to two full, consecutive semesters is preferred, though arrangements for a single semester placement are considered.


Interested in collaborating? Have Questions about bringing the GROW program to your setting at Yale or institution elsewhere? Please contact, Amber W. Childs.