IR Graduate Research Assistant, 2021-22

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Classification:Graduate Assistant - Research (non-taxable)
Grade:Grad Research Student
Work type:Graduate Student Worker
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:SW Academic Student & Research
Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Institutional Research is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant for policy and operational analysis of topics including, but not limited to: postsecondary operations, program evaluation, workforce outcomes, demographic trends, and surveys. Position may be located in Fairbanks, Anchorage or Juneau.


100This position will assist the Director of Institutional Research in planning, executing, delivering, and presenting interdisciplinary analysis, reports and research.Essential

This position offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience while providing excellent compensation and benefits. 

Graduate students in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau are all eligible to apply.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of applied research/evaluation methods and analytical/statistical procedures.
Ability to quickly learn and use computerized tools to organize, analyze and visualize information and communicate findings.
Knowledge of standard reporting procedures.
Skilled in accurate data collection methods.
Ability to successfully perform job duties and meet deadlines independently.
Preferred: Familiarity with University of Alaska information systems and operations, higher education and labor market data.

Required Experience:

Prefer familiarity with University of Alaska information systems and operations, higher education and labor market data.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and current resume or CV detailing relevant qualifications, three professional references with current contact information, unofficial academic transcript(s), and at least one research writing sample for review. This position is open until filled, with the first application review on July 1st, 2021. The successful candidate is anticipated to begin work in mid to late August 2021. 

Required Education or Training:

Successful completion of a bachelor's degree and pursuing a UAA, UAF, or UAS graduate degree program for the 2021-22 academic year is required to be eligible for this position

Type of Position:

This is a Graduate Research Assistant position. Compensation includes graduate tuition and fee waiver, health care coverage, and a stipend at a minimum rate of $24.00 per hour. Full-time employment is available during the summer. 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


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.

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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