Research Assistant

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Rio Grande City, TEXAS

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Title Information

Assistantship Title Research Assistant
Job Class Code 00095
FLSA Exempt
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School
2. Be in good academic standing
3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fall
semester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during the
summer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

Position Information

Posting Number A0293
Working Title Research Assistant
Location Edinburg, Texas
College College of Liberal Arts
Department College of Liberal Arts / Writing and Language Studies
Division Division of Academic Affairs
FTE .5
Scope of Job

Seeking a graduate research assistant to assist with research, outreach, and data entry related to the Community Activism Archive Project for 10 hours/week in the Spring semester of 2020. The research assistant will also engage in a project to archive contemporary activist/community engagement efforts in the UTRGV student community. This position is designed to prove beneficial to the assistant hired as they will be provided the opportunity to learn about and engage in research practices in the field and may have the opportunity to present or publish jointly with the primary researchers of this project.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Sarah Warren-Riley, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies at

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

● Strong interest in how communities work to create social change through organizing and activist efforts, with preference given to individuals whose research interests align or intersect with this project
● Self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision
● Commitment to diversity and inclusion
● Strong verbal and written communication skills
● Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software and research techniques as needed

Preferred Qualifications
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 01/13/2020

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Open Date 10/25/2019
Special Instructions to Applicants

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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