Graduate Research Assistant- UAF School of Education

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Classification:Graduate Assistant - Research (taxable)
Grade:Grad Student
Work type:Graduate Student Worker
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF School of Education
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Office/Clerical, Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The School of Education in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a qualified graduate student research assistant to help facilitate a longitudinal study on the emotional and behavioral processes of young children’s Environmental Identity Development funded by the National Science Foundation.

Duties:

100Technical and other assistance with research projects.Essential

The School of Education in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a qualified graduate student research assistant to help facilitate a longitudinal study on the emotional and behavioral processes of young children’s Environmental Identity Development funded by the National Science Foundation.

Qualified applicants should enjoy working with children and should have a background or a strong interest in:

  • Child development theory, early childhood/ elementary education, environmental education, environmental psychology, or closely related fields. 
  • Working with Alaska Native and Indigenous cultures and doing field work in rural Alaska.
  • Quantitative and qualitative social science research approaches
  • Participatory research methods with and by children.
  • Survey research and statistical analysis
  • Developing a research expertise in children’s Environmental Identity Development

Applicants are expected to demonstrate strong organization and written and oral communication skills. The successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively and independently to meet project goals and exercise creativity and flexibility in developing an expertise in the research subject matter.

Interested applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree and be pursuing or interested in pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks www.uaf.edu

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/

This 20-hour per week position provides tuition, health benefits, and a stipend. Please attach a *cover letter, *resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references by October 31st, 2018.

*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. In a cover letter, applicants should describe their qualifications and how their background, experience, and academic goals align with the research project.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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