Graduate Research Assistant/ SMSS- Motivating interest & Academic Choices in Math

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Assistantship TitleGraduate Research AssistantJob Class Code10095FLSAExemptMinimum 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.

Posting NumberA0408Working TitleGraduate Research Assistant/ SMSS- Motivating interest & Academic Choices in MathLocationEdinburg, Texas CollegeCollege of SciencesDepartmentCollege of Sciences / Mathematical and Statistical SciencesDivisionProvost - Academic AffairsFTE.5Scope of Job

In this job you will have fun doing math and work as a team to:
1.Collaborate and supervise in the creation of mathematics-related social media content for high school students.
2.Supervise undergraduate student assistants.
3.Supervise and improve the project website and social media platforms.
4.Help develop math-related outreach and community engagement activities.
5.Supervise math-related presentations to high school students.
6.Collect and analyze research data.
7.Transcribe audio and video files.
8.Participate in required training activities.
9.Attend FMIM project meetings.
10.Conduct literature reviews.
11.Participate in the design, administration, and monitoring of surveys.
12.Summarize project results.
13.Prepare progress reports and other articles.
14.Ensure compliance with IRB protocols.
15.Other duties as assigned in support of our NSF AISL grant.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

We are hiring 2 enthusiastic graduate student research assistants to conduct research and community outreach activities in mathematics. You will work with other college students and share your enthusiasm in mathematics with local high school students. You will be working on the “Follow Me Into Math!” (FMIM) project funded by the National Science Foundation (DRL- 2006067). This job will give you experience in mathematics digital contents development. In addition, you will develop your skills in teaching, mentoring, and educational social media. The research assistants will have the opportunity to collaborate in presentations along with writing and contributing to publications.
The research assistants will receive all the necessary trainings. Students from different campuses will have a designated lab space to work but at least in Fall 2020 will work remotely, due to COVID-19 precautions. Work schedule is flexible to fit around class schedule. There will be regular Zoom meetings.

Preferred Qualifications

The Graduate Assistant position is available to full-time graduate students, preferably those in good academic standing and in the Mathematical & Statistical Sci. Additional preferred qualifications are:
1.Have taken elementary statistics and applied statistics courses.
2.Knowledge and experience in research projects.
3.Experience in using social media.
4.Experience in digital media production.
5.Working knowledge of Spanish.
6.Teaching experience

Salary 13,500Number of Vacancies2Desired Start Date09/15/2020EEO 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 Date08/31/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

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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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