Research Assistant (RA) in School of Information Science

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Job Title:

Research Assistant (RA) in School of Information Science

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Department Name:

8M500:School of Information Science

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

Must be an enrolled graduate student.

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting at workstation for extended periods of time, walking, standing, occasionally sifting/pushing items up to 20lbs.


20 hours/week

Job Summary:

Researchers in the School of Information Science and the Human Development Institute are seeking one full time graduate research assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year to support the IMLS-funded project, Services for Children of ALL Abilities in Libraries: An Exploration (SCALE).

The position will require 20-hours of research-related activity per week during the academic year and is fully funded (i.e. includes stipend, tuition waiver and insurance).

The research assistant will play an essential role in the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Responsibilities will include video recording and coding of public library programs as well as conducting and coding interviews with children’s librarians.

The ideal candidate for the position is able to travel to research sites in Kentucky, organized, flexible with scheduling, willing to work with a team of researchers, and has some interest in qualitative research.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time