Research/Course Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 09 Feb 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Carolina Population Center - 631100
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 02/06/2023
Application Deadline 02/09/2023
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research/Course Assistant
Position Number 20028974
Vacancy ID S020889
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary
Hours per week 10
Work Schedule
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range dependent on qualifications
Proposed Start Date 02/20/2023
Estimated Duration of Appointment Occasional/Intermittent

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Since 1966, researchers at the Carolina Population Center have pioneered data collection and research techniques that move population science forward by emphasizing life course approaches, longitudinal surveys, the integration of biological measurement into social surveys, and attention to context and environment. We are also at the forefront of creating interdisciplinary training programs that integrate approaches from the social and biological sciences, building research capacity and training the next generation of scholars. Our faculty fellows address pressing research questions about population dynamics, fertility, health, mortality, migration, and the environment. Faculty come from multiple disciplines, benefitting from the cross-pollination of ideas. Our dedicated research and programming staff support fellows at every stage of project development, from conception through data collection or acquisition, analysis and dissemination, and project administration.
Position Summary
In this position, you will assist a UNC faculty member with a variety of tasks related to research and teaching. Examples of these tasks include:
- Consulting on course design and instructional plans for an undergraduate course in Sociology, including related to assignments, lesson plans, and discussions.
- Assisting with research tasks, such as coding interview or survey data; scheduling interviews; documentation of research files and file management
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Experience conducting social science research independently, including familiarity with statistical analyses of survey data and qualitative (interview) data collection
* Experience designing and teaching an undergraduate-level class in Sociology or another social sciences field
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Strong attention to detail
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills
* Familiarity with social science research methods (e.g. experiments, surveys, interviews)
* Interest in teaching in higher education, including related to issues surrounding equity and inclusion
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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