Part-Time Temporary STEM Education Grant Research Assistant

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Gainesville, FLORIDA
Job Type: PartTime

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Temporary STEM Education Grant Research Assistant on the Gainesville campus. The Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis (IESA) would like to invite applications for a STEM-Education Grant Research Assistant position. This role is part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project, and the successful candidate will work closely with faculty members in an innovative and collaborative research environment.
As a STEM-Education Grant Research Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the GEOPAths-IN NSF funded project (NSF Grant Project Number: 2119990). In general, this role¿s responsibilities include assisting faculty members with project-related tasks, assisting with literature reviews, contributing to data collection and analysis, and aiding in the preparation of reports and presentations.

  • Facilitate outreach to high school STEM teachers.
  • Assist with recruiting teachers for the summer workshop.
  • Assist with the recruitment of high school students participating in summer shadowing and mentorship program.
  • Provide administrative support associated with duties and discharge of other research related tasks, e.g., transcribing, developing data spreadsheets, facilitating the development of online surveys, developing unique identifiers, etc.
  • Conduct literature reviews and compile relevant research materials.
  • Assist in data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports and presentations.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Familiarity with NSF GeoEd grants and STEM education research.
  • Comfortable using computers, web browsers, and software like Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Committed to building and maintaining collaborative professional relationships.   
  • Reliable and responsible in conducting assigned duties.  
  • Ability to use technology ethically to enhance efficiency, meet goals, and achieve tasks.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; preferred in Education, Geosciences, STEM.
  • Enrolled in a graduate program preferred.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Contact infromation for three professional references.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

UNG Core Values
The University of North Georgia, a regional multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that includes quality education, service, research, and creativity. This is accomplished through broad access to comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. More details on the UNG Mission, Values, Vision, and Culture can be found at https://ung.edu/about/mission-vision-values.php  

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • Please note, the University of North Georgia career board updates daily and job postings are subject to be removed when closed or filled.
  • Position of Trust + Education

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