The School of Education is seeking graduate students interested in a research assistantship with the Division of Graduate Studies.
The School of Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a qualified graduate student research assistant to help facilitate a research study on young children’s Environmental Identity Development.
A background and knowledge in child development, early childhood or elementary education, environmental education and environmental psychology or closely related fields are essential.
The successful candidate must feel comfortable and enjoy working with children and have a knowledge of or interest in Alaska Native cultures and a background working in rural Alaska.
Experience with, or a strong interest in, participatory research methods with young children, experience or capacity to learn about quantitative and qualitative social science research approaches, and experience with survey research and statistics is desired.
The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and communication skills, enjoy writing and engaging in the research process, have the ability to collaborate, work independently, meet deadlines, and adapt in a high pace, diverse working environment.
Applicants should have a background working or studying in the fields of education, sustainability, and environmental studies. Previous experience with social science research is preferred.
A bachelor's degree from UAF or other institution, enrollment in a Master's or Ph.D. degree at UAF, and interest in developing a research expertise in environmental and children's environmental identity development is required.
The School of Education offers several M.Ed. programs, including People, Place, and Pedagogy, an innovative and exciting program that examines the intersectionality of place, environment, language, and culture and its pivotal role in education: https://www.uaf.edu/soe/academics/masters/people_places_pedagogy/index.xml
UAF also offers several doctoral programs including a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies http://www.uaf.edu/gradsch/classes/interdisciplinary-program/admissions-procedure/ and a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies https://www.uaf.edu/cxcs/indigenousphd/
Please attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The resume should indicate at minimum the date your Bachelor's degree was awarded and in what educational area, which graduate degree you are pursuing and what year of your program you will be in, any graduate research assistant experience, and any undergraduate skills training you've received.
The assistantship does include a tuition waiver, health care coverage, and a stipend.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
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