Graduate Research Assistant - Historias Americanas

Edinburg, TX
Oct 06, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Assistantship TitleResearch AssistantJob Class Code00095FLSAExemptMinimum 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.

Posting NumberA0425Working TitleGraduate Research Assistant - Historias AmericanasLocationEdinburg, Texas CollegeN/ADepartmentB3 InstituteDivisionProvost - Academic AffairsFTE.5Scope of Job

The B3 Institute seeks a Graduate Research Assistant to provide general administrative support, research, and documentation for a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the implementation of the professional development program entitled Historias Americanas: Engaging History and Citizenship in the Rio Grande Valley for Social Studies and History teachers from Edinburg and Brownsville school districts.

*Perform primary and secondary research for Project Director, including annotated bibliographies and documentation for the Historias Americanas program
*Attend meetings and related events
*Communicate and work with project director, program coordinator, UTRGV faculty, staff and other campus personnel, and personnel from Edinburg and Brownsville school districts, as well as Museum of South Texas History personnel
*Assist in the development of promotional materials, such as brochures, maps, newsletters, and videos
*Perform data entry for digital archive
*Assist with other duties as needed

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

*Must have knowledge of Mexican American Studies, History, Social Studies, Education
*Must have completed a Graduate Research Methods course
*Must have research experience
*Must have knowledge of or experience in archival research, Secondary source research, internet research, etc..
*Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Must be able to work independently with little supervision and as part of a team
*Must work well with diverse groups of people

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of or experience in researching topics related to Mexican Americans in the RGV, Texas-Mexico borderlands, including Northern Mexico
*Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, PowerPoint, publisher and other relevant programs
*Be bilingual (Spanish/English)
*Reading and writing knowledge in Spanish

Salary $5,000 per semesterNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date01/11/2021EEO 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 Date10/05/2020Special 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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    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of 3 References
    Optional Documents
    1. Writing / Publication Sample
    2. Unofficial Transcripts

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