Research Assistant, Social Science Research Methods Project

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Research Assistant: Social Science Research Methods Project


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Level B (Skilled)

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The research assistant (RA) works closely with a team of faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate research assistants from Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in developing online learning modules for social science research methods. In the process, RAs will be engaged in research of materials related to social science methods, identification of materials for integration into online instructional content, working with project members to incorporate material into an online environment, and working with testing and assessment of the learning modules. We are hoping to hire 1-2 RAs for J-term and/or spring semester, with a possibility of continuing during the summer. Our current work focuses on surveys and interviews.
Preferred candidates have experience with surveys and other social science research methods (experience may include coursework, independent research, and/or previous experience as a research assistant), the ability to work with WordPress and a facility with textual and visual material. We expect strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate and work effectively in team-based remote work environments as well as independently. RAs must be able to take initiative, be interested in continuing their own learning, and work well with and without supervision.
To apply: submit cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript. Application review begins week of 1/19. Selected applicants will be invited to interview.

Eligible for remote work from within the United States only.

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Middlebury, VT Campus

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In your cover letter, please also provide the name of a Middlebury faculty member who could serve as a reference.

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Posted: 1/14/2021
Application Due: 1/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time