Research Assistant, Temporary Employee, Wharton

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Research Assistant, Temporary Employee, Wharton

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Posted Job Title
Research Assistant, Temporary Employee, Wharton

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Prof. Angela Duckworth's Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring part time research assistants. This part-time, one semester position entails project management and remotely TAing classes of high-school students undergoing the course “Grit Lab,” as part of a Randomized Control Trial of the course's efficacy. This position is open only to students who previously attended Grit Lab (PSYC005/OIDD005) with Prof. Duckworth. The research assistant will be responsible for successfully supporting teams and cohorts of high school students as they take Grit Lab remotely.

Job Description

The following are Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications needed for this position:
  • Having previously attended and passed the course “Grit Lab” (PSYC/OIDD005) taught by Professor Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Have a solid grasp of Grit Lab's materials and content
  • Commitment to directly advancing education equity for scholars in underserved communities.
  • Excellent engagement, team-building, and communications skills.
  • Ability to excel in changing or challenging circumstances.
  • Content knowledge and/or coursework in a related field.
  • Commitment to provide consistent support to students.
  • Interest in distance learning challenges and opportunities.
  • Previous experience in using Zoom in an educational context and ability to use its advanced features
  • Previous experience as a Canvas user, and willingness to use Canvas or other Learning Management Platforms as a TA
  • Prior teaching experience is a plus, with preference given to those who have experience working with high-school students.
  • We seek a diverse pool of TAs that reflect the backgrounds of our high school students. We encourage BIPOC, all genders, first-generation college students, immigrants including undocumented and DACAmented, and those who have navigated poverty and other challenges to apply.
  • As a Research Assistant for NEEL Grit Lab, you will:
  • Host weekly 45-minute synchronous discussion sessions via Zoom to enhance students' engagement with course content, expose them to college-level seminar-style discussions, and help improve their analytical skills.
  • Grade and provide feedback on students' work, including quizzes and written reflections.
  • Coordinate with the high school teachers of the students assigned to you, including noting absences, discussing specific cases, help and coordinate regarding pedagogy, solve logistical challenges.
  • Coordinate with the NEEL Course Manager in order to proactively solve any issues related to course deployment.
  • Participate in weekly course team check-ins to share learnings, successes, and challenges.
  • Support the teaching team, as needed.
  • Answer course content questions submitted by students, as needed, via email or Canvas.
  • Punctually submit your timesheet and follow through on your admin obligations.
  • Time commitment:
  • up to 4 hours of unpaid training in the month of August;
  • up to 10 hours weekly, starting on Monday September 12, 2022 and ending on Friday December 16, 2022


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


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