Research Assistant

Feb 26, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Assistant

Job Class Code: 00095
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: A0153
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status:
FTE: .5

Scope of Job:
Research assistant will work closely with department faculty on research-related tasks such as reviewing literature, transcribing interviews, compiling references, and so forth.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School
2. Be in good academic standing
3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fall
semester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during the
summer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The Research Assistant position is available to full-time graduate students, preferably in the Master of Public Affairs program. Research Assistants will work with Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies faculty on research-related tasks. Responsibilities will vary with the needs of faculty. Research Assistants are required to complete a total of 20 hours per week, with flexibility to accommodate class schedule.

Must possess excellent writing and editing skills.

Must submit a resume and letter of intent upon applying.

Preferred Qualification:
Full Time Graduate Student with GPA of 3.0 or above.

Current student in the Master of Public Affairs program.

Research experience is a plus.

License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 2
Desired Start Date: 01/16/2019

EEO Statement:
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Open Date: 12/10/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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