January 5, 2011

Graduate Assistant Position Openings

The Educator Development and Research Center would like to announce two 50% Graduate Assistant Position openings. Both positions will report to the Coordinator of Accountability and Accreditation and will support initial and advanced educator development programs in CEHD in preparation for the fall 2012 unit approval and accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT).

Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Data Support - Job Responsibilities

- Full Job Description http://z.umn.edu/26j

- Assisting in the development and maintenance of databases for tracking accreditation related data.

- Obtaining and entering unit-wide and programmatic data.

- Tracking data submissions and following-up with faculty and staff to obtain data in a timely manner.

- Assisting in the establishment and maintenance of electronic evidence and exhibits.

Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Management Support - Job Responsibilities

- Full Job Description http://z.umn.edu/26i

- Working with groups of faculty and staff within CEHD and accreditation-related committees and projects.

- Handling communications and announcements within CEHD and among external partners.

- Managing logistics for large meetings and events, including the accreditation site visit.

- Developing and managing the accreditation master schedule.

Qualified applicants should be currently enrolled in a CEHD graduate-level program. Follow the links above to see the full job descriptions and qualifications.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Carole MacLean at PPG@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 10:43 AM

December 23, 2010

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING

INSTITUTE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION. RESEARCH TRAINING CENTER ON COMMUNITY LIVING, College of Ed. and Human Development

Spring Semester 2011

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Graduate Research Assistant

Hours/Percent Time: 20 hours per week - 50%

Wage and benefits: $17.08 plus medical, dental, and tuition benefits

Expected start date: January 2011

Program Information:

This Graduate Research Assistant position is in the Adult Services and Community Living Program area of the Institute on Community Integration (ICI). The Institute works with service providers, educators, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the state, country, and world to provide state-of-the-art research and information on practices that support the community integration of individuals with disabilities.

Primary Duties

Conduct literature reviews including securing articles and drafting text for article summaries and manuscripts; Contribute to the collection, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation of research and evaluation data/results; Preparing text for reports of project findings including collaborating on the development of reports, journal articles, conference papers, and other publications as needed; Manage databases and accommodate database retrieval requests; and other duties as assigned depending on skills, interests, and project needs.

Required Qualifications

· Current University of MN graduate student - early PhD student preferred.

· Advanced technical research and writing skills; must be able to conduct literature reviews; and draft research articles and evaluation reports, etc.

· Expertise in collecting and managing research data.

· Statistical expertise.

· Database (Access) expertise (design, mergers, retrievals, and data cleaning).

· Understanding of survey and test item development.


Preferred Qualifications

· Previous work experience in and knowledge about transition and/or adult developmental disability services.

· Previous work experience in supporting research tasks such as data management and analysis of quantitative and interview data.

· Demonstrated experience authoring literature reviews, research articles, evaluation reports, etc.

· Previous experience managing databases.

· Excellent verbal communication skills.

· Ability work well in teams and independently.

Applicants must submit the following materials; cover letter, current resume, transcripts (unofficial or official), and a writing sample demonstrating some of the skills noted in the "Required Qualifications" section above.

Application materials can be delivered or mailed to Jenna Conley at 204 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. They may also be emailed to Derek Nord, Ph.D. at nord0364@umn.edu.

Applications are due at 5pm on January 7th, 2011.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:28 AM

August 3, 2009

Assistantships

50% 20hr/week Assistantship Opportunity for CSPP student interested in career development work in higher education at the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

HR's website, http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/ (req #161963).

If students have any questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu) from our office.

Posted by rutka005 at 9:01 AM

July 17, 2009

Assistantship

Excellent 50% 20hr/week Assistantship Opportunity for CSPP student interested in career development work in higher education at the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

HR's website, http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/ (req #161963).

If you have any questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu) from our office.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:10 PM

June 5, 2009

Assistantships

Job Description for 9531 Administrative Fellow
Description Effective as of 5/20/2009

Series: Student/Professional Training Series

Degree and/or Credentials: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: None is required. Preferred experience is a higher education/student affairs setting. Knowledge of student development theories and practices a plus.

Restrictions: Limited to students registered in a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree program at the University of Minnesota. Each student is limited to a total of 75% time University employment except during vacation periods. If the student is on an F-1 Visa, s/he is limited to 50% time employment except during vacation periods.

Salary Guidelines: Graduate students are paid within a salary range set annually. See the Academic Floor, Fixed Ranges, and Fixed Rates chart in the information section in front of this manual. In assigning a pay rate within the fixed range, departments may consider the nature of the duties assigned, experience level of student, progress towards the degree, quality of the individual’s performance, and academic excellence. It is the responsibility of the department or work unit to establish written rational and consistent criteria for different pay rates.

Promotional Series: No

Position description: Administrative fellowships are to provide financial support for graduate students. The administrative fellow performs duties of a specialized nature connected with academic administration under the direction of designed members of the faculty or administrative staff. The graduate assistant will be selected from the Department of Education Psychology; Department of Education, Policy and Administration; or a related program that emphasizes the importance of assessment involving human subjects in educational paradigms. This position is supported and funded by 3M and the Institute of Technology in establishment of a 3M Scholars Program. 3M’s recent gift of $300,000 will allow the Institute of Technology to develop a program that will identify the markers needed to address the retention issue in STEM fields as well as help the Institute of Technology identify a cohort of students who would significantly benefit financially, academically and professionally from a 3M Scholars Program. The objective of this program is to identify specific interventions that increase the retention of students – specifically from middle-income families – who are pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics at the University of Minnesota. This program will target approximately 80 students from middle-income families entering the Institute of Technology as freshman in the fall 2009. Students in this first cohort will be know as “3M Scholars.” 3M Scholars will be exposed to a number of experiences – also known in the literature as interventions – that are known to impact student persistence in STEM fields and their personal development, while indirectly influencing their academic achievement. These experiences will include the following categories: Individual Goals and Commitments, Academic and Study Skills, Career Exploration, Creativity and Diversity, Interaction with Faculty Outside the Classroom, Formal and Informal Social Activities, and Mentorship. Exposure to faculty, academic advisors, and industry professionals during the experiental sessions will provide the necessary tools for students to self-reflect on their academic and career plans, culminating in student-developed portfolios. While the development of portfolios is necessarily a personal journey, we will design each experience around approximately 20 students with the aim to create a small learning communities among the 3M Scholars. Our goal, through the aid of a graduate assistant, is to nucleate a culture at the Institute of Technology where student success in STEM – particularly for student from middle-income families – is systemic and self-supporting.

Responsibilities: (representative listing) The graduate assistant will identify metrics of program success during the summer of 2009, and will be involved in the program through December 2010. In addition to traditional gathering of program data, the graduate assistant will be responsible for regular individual meetings with each 3M Scholar – in essence providing critical one-on-one mentoring and guidance – to provide qualitative insight as well as quantitative data to assist in the evaluation of the program success.

Benefits: See the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants available at www.umn.edu/ohr/gao or from Graduate Assistant Employment, 200 Donhowe Building, 612-624-7070 for detailed information. Graduate assistants are eligible for a tuition benefit based on the percent time of their appointment. Non-resident graduate assistants are eligible for resident tuition if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The resident tuition rate can be extended beyond the time of appointment if an assistant has held such an appointment for a minimum of two academic semesters. Graduate assistants are eligible for Graduate Assistant Health Insurance if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The University pays a portion of the premium at a rate of twice the percentage of the appointment. Contact the Graduate Assistant Insurance Office, Boynton Health Service, 612-625-6939 for information. For information regarding parental leave, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and travel insurance, refer to the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants.

Job Classification Specification
9531 – Administrative Fellow

F.L.S.A. Status: Exempt
V-Class? No
Probationary Period: N/A
Bargaining Unit 1: 10 – Graduate Assistants
Job Code Group: Grad Asst/Professional Student
Group Affiliation
(PS Union Code): G1 – Grad/Prof Student Position
Job Family: 281 – Academic
IPEDS_S Code: 3 – Instruction/Research Assistant
Job Group: N/A
S.O.C. Code: N/A – Not Applicable
Job Function/E.A.P. Code: 07 – Other Professional
J.E.Q. Range: N/A
Salary Admin. Plan/Grade: G1/01 – Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10)

Salary Rate Information
Effective July 1, 2009
Salary Range: G1/01 – Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10) - $16.75/HR (18 month Equivalent: $37382.10)
Note: Salary based on 37.5% (15 hrs/week), 18 month appointment (tuition remision included)

Questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu)

This description is subject to change and improvement. Please address suggestions to Academic Personnel at 624-6556.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:40 PM

March 6, 2009

University Counseling and Consulting Services

University Counseling and Consulting Services has a graduate assistantship currently posted for the 2009-10 academic year. This is a 20 hour/week, 9-month appointment to provide counseling services in the St. Paul campus office of UCCS. The position is officially listed as an Administrative Fellow (requisition 160267). Review of applications will commence on March 16 and continue until the position is filled. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about this position.

Robert A. Seybold, Ph.D., LP
Senior Psychologist
University Counseling & Consulting Services
University of Minnesota
seybo002@umn.edu
612-625-8214 (direct)

Posted by rutka005 at 2:28 PM

January 13, 2009

Assistantships

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABILITY
Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration
University of Minnesota

Position and Appointment:
A 25-50 percent Graduate Research Assistant position is available in the Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration to assist in assignments related to higher education administration, academic and multicultural affairs, urban and community partnerships, and public engagement. The position is available for spring semester 2009 with the possibility of reappointment for the summer and/or next academic year. The hourly rate of pay is $16.75; hours are flexible but may occasionally include an evening or weekend activity.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include research and project management; taking notes at meetings and assuring there is follow up for action items; locating, reviewing, and summarizing research relevant to areas of focus; drafting reports and materials; and engaging and working effectively with internal and external groups and individuals. Interested applicants should be able to conduct independent research under broad direction, manage multiple projects effectively, synthesize information from a variety of sources, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The research assistant will work with and take direction from Senior Vice President Robert Jones and other administrative staff in the office.

Requirements:
• Graduate or professional degree students enrolled at the University of Minnesota during spring semester 2009
• Ability to read critically and synthesize literature from areas including social sciences, education, and public policy
• General background in and understanding of methods of data collection and analysis, and of general research methods
• Ability to work well with diverse groups, including excellent communication skills and group facilitating skills
• Ability to write and communicate clearly, in community-oriented as well as technically proficient ways
• Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, PowerPoint, and electronic communications
• Must be reliable, organized, and willing to take initiative

Application:
Applications should be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/. The requisition number is (NUMBER)
Please submit the following documents online by January 15, 2009: a letter of application expressing interest in the position and addressing how your background meets the stated qualifications, and a résumé. Contact person for questions: Kathy Yaeger, 612-624-5841 or Yaeger@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:33 AM

November 21, 2008

Assistantships

Below are links to multiple GRA positions at the Institute of Community Integration (ICI). The open positions are with the ICI Adult Services team and one past grad assistant reports that it is a great place to work for "students who have an interest in program development/research related to people with disabilities....The people are fun, do high quality work and provide excellent training opportunities for students." Check it out!
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1 Part-time, 50% FTE, Level I Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Services Program Area To view and/or apply, visit: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77694

2 Part-time, 25%-50% FTE, Level II Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Services Program Area To view and/or apply, visit: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77701

Posted by lind0449 at 2:00 PM

November 7, 2008

Assistantships

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP: Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Research Assistant for Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Job Code: 9521/Research Assistant
Requisition Number: 159076
Percent Time: 25% variable
Hourly Wage: $16.75
Appointment Dates: Fall Semester 2008 and Spring Semester 2009 (11/15/08 – 05/16/09)

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Under direction of an advisory team, assist in development and implementation of preliminary evaluation plan for Access to Success (ATS) Program. ATS is designed to support the academic success of students whose experiences and high school records indicate strong potential for success at the University of Minnesota but who whose standardized test scores and other indicators may fall below the profile of other University students.
• Assist in development of survey instrument, selection of survey respondents, data collection and data summary.
• Assist in writing interview protocol and conducting interviews with select survey respondents; analyze data; write research findings.
• Work with staff across various offices to inform evaluation process including: College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Human Development, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Office for Institutional Research.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Currently enrolled for coursework in a University of Minnesota graduate or professional degree program during the academic year
• Facility with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task and manage detailed work
• Interviewing skills
• Knowledge of data input and analysis software programs like Excel and SPSS
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently with good attention to detail

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Previous work in the development of survey research
• Coursework in program evaluation
• Background in statistical learning (e.g. regression)
• Strongly prefer individual with interest in research topic
• Familiarity with issues in higher education

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please submit an application through the University of Minnesota online employment system at https://employment.umn.edu. Please include the following:
1) Qualifications
2) Plans for other work during the 2008-2009 academic year
3) How this position will relate to your academic program
4) Current vita/resume and transcript

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Leslie R. Zenk
Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
University of Minnesota
zenklr@umn.edu

This position is contingent upon enrollment and current registration as a graduate student. Failure to register by the end of the second week of class will result in termination from the graduate assistantship. Students appointed to assistantships must notify the department of all University appointments.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 12:04 PM

October 17, 2008

Assistantships

Position Title CI Research Assistant position (9521)
Reporting to: Gillian Roehrig
% Appointment – 50%
Hourly Rate - $16.75
Spring/Summer 2009 (possibility of continuing into Fall 2009)

Position Overview
This position works within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in CEHD. The research assistant will provide support for the Ah neen dush: A Science and Mathematics Enrichment Program for the White Earth Reservation Head Start Program.

Position Responsibilities/Functions
Assist in curriculum modifications and development of culturally relevant science and mathematics modules for Anishinabe pre-K students.

Assist in the design and implementation of teacher training for the implementation of the science and math modules.

Provide on-going support for teachers during the implementation of the modules.

Assist in collecting, processing and analyzing data related to teachers’ implementation of the modules and the effectiveness of the program. Enter data into databases and follow up with study participants. Summarizing results in written reports

Assist with IRB process and documentation

Other duties as assigned depending on GRA skills and interest

Minimum or Essential Qualifications • Currently enrolled M.A./PhD student in the College of Education registered for at least six credits during the term hired
• Demonstrated interest and knowledge in Early Childhood education
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Able to travel to schools on the White Earth reservation (costs will be covered by the grant)

Preferred Qualifications • Good writing skills as demonstrated by writing samples
• Reliable, self-motivated individual who can take direction and work independently
• Strong organizational skills
• Demonstrated work experience in project coordination and management
• Previous work experience with data base management, spreadsheets, presentation software and other MS Office applications
• Ability to interview people in person or via telephone
• Experience with Anishinabe children/parents
Application Instructions Send a letter of interest and current CV to Gillian Roehrig (roehr013@umn.edu)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:24 AM

September 12, 2008

Assistantships

I have an opening for a 50% time administrative fellow (graduate assistant). The only stipulation is that the person must be able to work between 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays in order to staff workshops and events. This position is best suited for a student in the writing stage of the graduate program because the person must have a flexible schedule.

If you are interested, please apply at the link below or search under job requisition number 158092. The deadline to apply is September 15.

https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1221081751140

Please direct questions to me. Thank you.


Noro
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Noro Andriamanalina, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Director of Academic and Professional Development
The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
612-626-4546

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ANOTHER 50% GRAD ASSISTANT POSITION

Office of the Vice President & Vice Provost for Equity & Diversity

50% time Administrative Fellow (9531), Requisition #158034

For the past four years, the University has been engaged in the process of strategic positioning, and equity and diversity have been repeatedly recognized as critical elements of achieving the institution's strategic positioning goals. One important action evidencing this commitment was the creation of the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity. This office includes the following units and program: the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Disability Services; the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office; the Office for University Women; and the Bridge to Academic Excellence.

The Office for Equity and Diversity invites applications from graduate students with strong research and writing skills with a background in American, ethnic and/or women's studies.

This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity on a number of national initiatives that will advance the work of equity and diversity across the country and to learn about diversity and administration in higher education at a national level. The successful candidate will have experience in researching and writing and will have the ability to work independently, multi-task several projects and be a creative thinker. Duties include researching, writing, preparing presentations, tracking various projects, and administrative duties.

Position is for Fall Semester 2008, with a possible renewal through Spring Semester 2009.

Classification title and number: Administrative Fellow - 9531

Enrollment and registration requirements: Currently enrolled in a U of M graduate program

Duration of appointment - start and end dates September - December 2008

Average number of hours per week 15 - 20 hours per week

Hourly salary rate $16.75

Required Qualifications
. Current enrollment in a U of M graduate program
. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills
. Demonstrated interest in and experience working with issues of equity and diversity

Preferred qualifications:
. Excellent attention to detail
. Ability to act as part of a team environment, show initiative, and to work independently on a variety of tasks in order to meet multiple deadlines
. Familiarity with the Office for Equity and Diversity
. Familiarity with and experience working with diverse communities
. Graduate student in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, or related field

Application deadline: Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Contact
Barbara Chapin, Associate To the Vice President and Vice Provost
432 Morrill Hall, (612) 626-7386, chapi001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 1:34 PM

August 15, 2008

Assistantships


RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENINGS
INSTITUTE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION, College of Ed. and Human Development

Fall Semester 2008 and Spring Semester 2009

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Graduate Research Assistant
Hours/Percent Time: 10 to 20 hours per week/25%-50%
Hourly Wage: $16.75
Appointment Dates: 08/25/08 – 05/24/09

DESCRIPTIONS:
**This is a multiple position posting (up to 3) 25%-50% Graduate Research Assistantships available in the Adult Services and Community Living Program Area of the Institute on Community Integration (ICI).

Primary Duties:
Position 1: Serve as assistant editor to quarterly newsletter created for and by direct support professionals. This includes coordinating gathering of articles, editing and assisting with other publication activities. Assist with coordination of activities that promote the development of a highly competent human services workforce. Provide technical assistance on direct support workforce issues and initiatives designed to support and improve the direct support workforce. Provide research assistance to University students and staff.

Position 2: Assist the staff in researching activities related to the human service workforce. Coordinate research implementation and delivery with participating organizations. Providing training and assistance to participating organizations. Collect quantitative and qualitative data. Assist in data analysis procedures. Assist research staff with disseminating results.
Other possible duties assigned by Program Area Director and depending on GRA skills and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Qualifications:
Current graduate student at the University of Minnesota enrolled in a degree program related to public policy and/or disability, including educational psychology, public affairs, social work and related fields. Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with constituents. Scholarly and career interests in disability service, policy and research.

Desired Qualifications:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to work independently and in teams, with high level of attention to detail. Knowledge of services and supports for people with disabilities. Previous work experience in supporting research tasks such as data collection, data entry and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. A doctoral student preferred for second position (see description of duties).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Institute on Community on Integration (ICI) works with service providers, educators, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the world to provide state-of-the-art information on practices that support the community inclusion of individuals with disabilities. ICI is a research center within the College of Education and Human Development. The Adults Services and Community Living (RTC) is a program area within ICI.

All interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.umn.edu.

Applications materials must include a resume, references, and current transcript.

For more information on these positions, please contact Lori Sedlezky, at (612) 624-7668 or sedl0003@umn.edu; or Derek Nord, at (612) 624-0386.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:53 AM

August 8, 2008

Assistantships

Either of these quarter-time assistantships might be a great fit for a CSPP MA or PhD student!
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Educational and Health Disparities Graduate Assistant

CYFC is seeking a currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate student in public health, community or youth development, child or family development, education, family social science, psychology, sociology, social work or a related field. A major focus of the Graduate Assistant will be to identify the intersection between health and educational disparities, especially around parents, parenting, parent-school, and parent-community collaboration (broadly speaking, “parent involvement?).

To view the Graduate Assistantship description (requisition # 157060) and to apply, please go to: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74746. Questions may be directed to Sara Benning at sbenning@umn.edu.

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Research Assistantship in Educational Psychology

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Fall Semester 2008 and Spring Semester 2009

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Research Assistant for Office of Research Consultation & Services
Hours/Percent Time: 10 hours per week/25%
Hourly Wage: $16.75
Appointment Dates: 08/25/08 – 05/24/09

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Research Assistant will support the work of the ORCS, provide consultation support to faculty, staff, and students conducting research in the College of Education & Human Development through sponsored projects. The GRA will primarily be responsible for providing database development and management support. Specifically, the GRA will support research projects by creating databases, providing support to researchers by training staff to enter data and manage databases, and transferring data from one platform to another. Usually, these database activities will be short term, where the GRA will provide some training to research staff to continue use of the database on their own. We are looking for graduate students who are interested in working with teams of researchers to help meet their database needs. The GRA will work with three other GRAs assigned to support research design, analysis, and reporting activities of similar projects. The ORCS Coordinator will supervise the activities of the GRAs.

For more information, please contact Michael Rodriguez (mcrdz@umn.edu).

DESIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate student standing with a strong background and experience in database development and management. Applicants must have experience with at least 2 of the following: Microsoft Access, dBase, Oracle, Paradox, other SQL-based systems, and other hierarchical, network, or relational products. Experience with SAS and SPSS is helpful. New students may apply. The student's degree progress and job performance will be reviewed in making each appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send a vita which includes a listing of your coursework and a letter of application indicating:
1) the position
2) qualifications
3) plans for other work during the 2008-2009 academic year
4) how this position will relate to your academic program
5) current vita/resume and transcript

Address applications to: Lori Boucher, Program Secretary
PsyF/QME – Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

This position is contingent upon enrollment and current registration as a graduate student. Failure to register by the end of the second week of class will result in termination from the graduate assistantship. Students appointed to assistantships must notify the department of all University appointments. Appointments greater than 75% time must have prior approval from the advisor and graduate school.

POSTING PERIOD: August 8, 2008 until position is filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:12 AM

July 3, 2008

Assistantships

The Office for Public Engagement/International Institute for Research on Public Engagement are seeking two graduate assistants to begin working this summer and to continue working through the 2008-09 academic year. The requisition number is 156221, and the deadline for application is July 4, 2008. Please visit the employment website to read the position description. (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/gae/)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

May 9, 2008

Assistantships

Educational Policy and Administration - College of Education and Human Development

A 50% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration with a research partnership with CARE, International. The position is a 12 month position from May, 2008 until May, 2009 (possibility for renewal based on performance). The salary is $16.75 per hour.

DUTIES
Support and provide direction for CARE research partnership. Activities will include:
-Serve as liaison for partners in eight countries by providing information as needed and synthesizing requests for U of M-based research team
-Manage tasks associated with research support of CARE fieldworkers in eight countries (including development of research workshops)
-Keep CARE research partners up to date on trends in girls education
-Write research summaries and/or articles related to field-based research
-Represent Minnesota International Development Consortium (MIDEC) at stakeholder meetings overseas (in collaboration with U of M supervisor)

Provide support for CARE research communications activities:
-Complete final editing and layout tasks for workshops
-Manage the communication abroad
-Develop content for project website as needed
-Assist with financial management and report writing
-Research specific areas of quantitative research as needed
-Assist with other project-related tasks as necessary
-Attend to travel-related details (e.g., visas, booking tickets, etc.) for project staff
-Attend and act as notetaker at weekly project meetings with project staff

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Current University of Minnesota graduate student
• Working knowledge of girls’ education
• Experience working in international settings or with international stakeholders
• Experience or coursework in experimental statistical design, and familiarity with SPSS or other statistical software
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills, including experience with Moodle and Excel
• Ability to clearly synthesize, summarize and communicate information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience working in South Asia or sub-Saharan Africa, and language competency in French or Spanish
• Experience in workshop facilitation and planning

TO APPLY
Contact Chris Johnstone at john4810@umn.edu or (612) 626-1936 with questions.
Submit the following materials to Joan DeJaeghere, 330 Wulling Hall, or via email to deja0003@umn.edu:
• Letter of application detailing strengths in relation to the qualifications
• Current resume or vita
• Names, titles, and contact information of three references who can speak to the relevant qualifications of the applicant.

DEADLINE
The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on May 12th.

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development
Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

April 22, 2008

Assistantships

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that the Ge Lab has an opening on the NIH funded Early Growth and Development Study (EGDS). EGDS is a nationwide, longitudinal study examining the influences of heredity and environment in a sample of adoptive and birth families. The position is a 25% time research assistantship. Duties included administrative work, attending a weekly staff meeting, and facilitating the functioning of the recruitment and assessment teams. If you would like to know more about this position please call me at 612.625.3952.

David Martin, MA
Early Growth and Development Study
Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Posted by lind0449 at 1:06 PM

January 18, 2008

Assistantships

Northside FIPSE graduate research positions

Colleagues,
I think you all know about the recent FIPSE grant that we received. In case not, a summary of the project appears below.
We now are looking for 3 graduate assistants, one to work with each of the three working groups (out of school time, youth entrepreneurship experiences, and nutrition/obesity/healthy foods). So we are looking for graduate assistants with widely varying experiences and backgrounds. We hope to find graduate assistants familiar with North Minneapolis, ideally even ones who can couple their graduate training skills and experiences with experience in North Minneapolis. The jobs are posted for spring, but the project will run through October 31, 2010, with some possibility of extension beyond that. So the project could provide longer term support for students whose interests and skills are a good fit for the project and who can work effectively in the project.
Please help us find outstanding students for the project, for they play a key role in the project.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Thanks,
Geoff

Geoffrey Maruyama
geoff@tc.umn.edu
University of Minnesota
Professor, Educational Psychology
Associate Vice President for System Academic Administration
110 Morrill Hall, 100 Church Street SE
(612) 625-5861 fax: 626-8388
MPLS, MN 55455

Key Elements of "Re-envisioning Land Grant and Urban Research Universities for an Urban Age"

. Supports development of an Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement
Center (UROC)

. The UROC provides a model for universities across the U.S. of how
urban research and land-grant universities can be strategic, deliberate,
intentional, and effective in addressing urban issues

. Represents logical and necessary progression of the land grant
university mission for an urban age, adapting Experiment Station and
Extension principles for urban communities

. Intended to be a model for transforming land grant and research
universities for the 21st century world and its core issues

. Focused on creating interdisciplinary faculty teams to work
collaboratively with practitioners to develop ways of addressing key issues
of urban communities and assessing their effectiveness

. Built around a physical presence in the community

. Guided by principles that underlie and direct the efforts

. Focused on needs-education, economic and community development, and
urban health-identified through a community input process

. Seeds efforts of teams in each area of need, selecting where
expertise exists and opportunities for greater collaboration and coherence
also exist: education focuses on out of school time, economic development
on youth entrepreneurship programming, and urban health on healthy foods,
nutrition, obesity, and exercise, including healthy food availability and
consumption in North Minneapolis

. Tracks the change process as the UROC is developed and as the work
teams develop and mature

. Funding over a 3 year period (Nov 1, 2007- Oct 31, 2010); $250,000
per year in total government support (includes 31% indirect costs). It
supports a project coordinator (75-100% time), a part-time grant evaluator
($10,000), four half-time graduate students to staff the three groups (3)
and work on the grant evaluation (1), $7,000 for a community attitude survey
done through U Relations, modest money for an annual retreat ($1,500), and
travel money for the project director to attend the annual FIPSE project
director meeting.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:03 PM

January 11, 2008

Assistantships

Note CSPP Students: A master's degree is not required for this position.

Graduate Research Assistant (.5FTE) - “Five Hundred Under Five?
Center for Early Education and Development

Background and Position Description
The Center for Early Education at the University of Minnesota seeks two half-time graduate research assistants for the “Five Hundred Under Five? (500u5) research project, a new community-based research project that will be conducted in two geographic focus areas in North Minneapolis. The GRAs will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers. 500u5 research is a longitudinal study of the factors that support and/or impede the early development of children and relevant social determinates of health leading to or impeding school readiness among children aged 0-5 in two geogrpahic focus areas. The research will use standard child development assessments and tailor-made surveys to gather relevant information from families. The research is one component ofa much larger initiative that seeks to increase school readiness, coordinate and enhance services to families with children age 0-5, reduce educational disparities, and increase life chances of children in neighborhoods challenged with povery, disinvestment, crime, and other negative factors. The whole 500u5 initiative is coordinated by a leadership team of five agencies: the Youth Coordinating Board, Hennepin County, Way to Grow, Minneapolis Public Schools and University of Minnesota-CEED. The research will be conducted via 500u5 Family Support Advocates (FSA) housed at Way to Grow. The FSAs are a novel approach to community engagement that draws on the skills and knowledge of peer paraprofessionals who will work with eligible families in the project focus area and identify possible research participants. The GRAs will work closely with the FSAs to conduct family-focused, meaningful research.

Desired Background and Experience
· Bachelors degree in relevant field and some graduate-level coursework
· Research experience is a plus
· Some familiarity with databases
· Ability to work with diverse populations and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
· Knowledge of early education and development a plus but not required

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Work with FSAs to recruit research participants
· Conduct consent processes with participants
· Day-to-day management of scheduling assessments and research contacts
· Manage hourly staff at monthly assessment/research events
· Responsible for monitoring data collection and data entry
· Facilitate returning assessment results to partners
· Data analysis

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please apply online at employment.umn.edu or click on employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69131. Click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. In addition to the online application, candidates must provide a cover letter describing your background and what you think you could bring to 500u5 and a resume or academic CV. These materials may be attached to the on-line application or sent to: Lauren Martin (Ph.D.) by January 24, 2007.. Send your materials to: mart2114@umn.edu, or Lauren Martin, CEED, 56 East River Road, Room 40, Minneapolis, MN 55455. (Email submissions are preferred.)

++++++++++++

Scott McConnell
smcconne@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:40 PM

December 21, 2007

Assistantships

Research Assistantship

Graduate Research Assistant (.5FTE)
“Five Hundred Under Five?
Center for Early Education and Development

Background and Position Description
The Center for Early Education at the University of Minnesota seeks two half-time graduate research assistants for the “Five Hundred Under Five? (500u5) research project, a new community-based research project that will be conducted in two geographic focus areas in North Minneapolis. The GRAs will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers. 500u5 research is a longitudinal study of the factors that support and/or impede the early development of children and relevant social determinates of health leading to or impeding school readiness among children aged 0-5 in two geogrpahic focus areas. The research will use standard child development assessments and tailor-made surveys to gather relevant information from families. The research is one component ofa much larger initiative that seeks to increase school readiness, coordinate and enhance services to families with children age 0-5, reduce educational disparities, and increase life chances of children in neighborhoods challenged with povery, disinvestment, crime, and other negative factors. The whole 500u5 initiative is coordinated by a leadership team of five agencies: the Youth Coordinating Board, Hennepin County, Way to Grow, Minneapolis Public Schools and University of Minnesota-CEED. The research will be conducted via 500u5 Family Support Advocates (FSA) housed at Way to Grow. The FSAs are a novel approach to community engagement that draws on the skills and knowledge of peer paraprofessionals who will work with eligible families in the project focus area and identify possible research participants. The GRAs will work closely with the FSAs to conduct family-focused, meaningful research.

Desired Background and Experience
· Bachelors degree in relevant field and some graduate-level coursework
· Research experience is a plus
· Some familiarity with databases
· Ability to work with diverse populations and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
· Knowledge of early education and development a plus but not required

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Work with FSAs to recruit research participants
· Conduct consent processes with participants
· Day-to-day management of scheduling assessments and research contacts
· Manage hourly staff at monthly assessment/research events
· Responsible for monitoring data collection and data entry
· Facilitate returning assessment results to partners
· Data analysis

To be considered, please submit the following to Lauren Martin (Ph.D.) by January 14, 2007: a cover letter describing your background and what you think you could bring to 500u5 and a resume or academic CV. Send your materials to: mart2114@umn.edu, or Lauren Martin, CEED, 56 East River Road, Room 40, Minneapolis, MN 55455. (Email submissions are preferred.)

Posted by lind0449 at 1:44 PM

August 24, 2007

Assistantships

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
DEPARTMENT OF POSTSECONDARY TEACHING AND LEARNING
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Appointment: 50% (20 hours per week), B-term (9-month base) for the 2007-08 academic year (appointment dates are August 27, 2007, through May 25, 2008)

Salary: $16.22 per hour

Duties:

Assist instructor in teaching PSTL1851 Multicultural Relations. Primary duties include:
· teach and/or lecture in the course as needed
· read and help grade the writing assignments
· enter writing assignment grades and exam scores on the computer grade book
· use the scantron machine to score mid-semester exams and quizzes
· help monitor the mid-term exams
· hold office hours to assist student learning
· hold tutoring sessions in preparation for mid-semester and final exams
· attend classes

Qualifications:
· CEHD graduate student with graduate work in human resources or educational psychology at the master’s level or above
· knowledge of and experience working with multicultural issues and students from different cultures
· knowledge of identity issues that students face when studying multicultural issues
· experience of personal journey of self-transformation around the issues of race, class, gender, and homophobia
· ability to take on course responsibility as needed

To apply, submit the following materials:
· current resume or vita
· letter of application detailing interest and background
· transcript(s) (unofficial copies are fine)
· names of and contact information for three references who can address the relevant qualifications


Apply to:
Multicultural Relations GTA Search
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
140 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612 625-4560
Fax: 612 625-0709
E-mail: a-digr@umn.edu

Deadline: open until filled; review of applications will occur as they are received

Posted by lind0449 at 3:44 PM

August 10, 2007

Assistantships

APPLICATION MATERIAL SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:

For candidates submitting applications for the PSTL GRA position with TRIO students:

Please send hard copies of your application materials to the campus address listed in the posting. Please do not respond via email.

Thank you

GRA POSITION
POSTSECONDARY TEACHING AND LEARNING
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

A 50% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning for Fall 2007 (August 27, 2007, through January 10, 2008), with possibility for renewal at 25% in Spring 2008 (January 11 through May 25, 2008. The salary is $16.22 per hour.

DUTIES

The position involves interviewing first-generation college students regarding experiences in learning communities. This longitudinal study is one part of an ongoing study of the experience of first-generation TRIO students in learning communities with multicultural curriculum. The GRA in this position will also help set up and facilitate a learning community mentor program. Other responsibilities will include transcribing the interviews, coding data, and managing the data base using MAXQDA software

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Enrollment in a CEHD graduate program in education or educational psychology
Experience working with underserved student groups, particularly first-generation, low-income college students and students of color
Ability to work independently

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience conducting interviews
Experience transcribing interviews
Experience with coding qualitative data
Familiarity with the MAXQDA software
Familiarity with multicultural curriculum and/ or learning community literature
Familiarity or direct experience with TRIO programs

TO APPLY

Submit the following materials to Rashne Jehangir, 140 Appleby Hall, jehan001@umn.edu:

Letter of application detailing strengths in relation to the qualifications. Current resume or vita. Names, titles, and contact information of three references who can speak to the relevant qualifications of the applicant.

DEADLINE

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on August 13th.

Rashné Jehangir Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Development
jehan001@umn.edu
612-625-3551

Know from whence you came and there is no limit to where you can go ~ James Baldwin

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GRA position (math research) for CEHD grad student

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
POSTSECONDARY TEACHING AND LEARNING

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Position: A 25% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning for Fall/Spring 2007 (August 27, 2007, through May 25, 2008) with research in the area of developmental mathematics.

Salary rate: $16.22 per hour.

Duties include:

analyzing non-parametric developmental mathematics data collected using SPSS, SAS, and EQS
knowledge of logistic regression and path analysis with nominal or ordinal data
reviewing the literature on developmental mathematics performance and attitudes by race, gender, SES, entry-level mathematics courses, and high school preparation
compiling a bibliographic archive of related materials
making recommendations for fine-tuning survey form(s) and collection process
preparing a report of all the statistically significant findings data with a relevant literature review

Qualifications:

Required
enrollment in a CEHD Graduate School program with a heavy emphasis in statistical data analysis processes and techniques
an interest in or familiarity with developmental mathematics research
excellent writing and interpersonal skills
experience with non-parametric statistical tests
experience using SPSS, SAS, and EQS
excellent time management and self-discipline; ability to work independently and to meet timelines
knowledge of and experience in multivariate statistics with discrete data

Preferred
familiarity with qualitative research techniques
excellent background in multivariate statistical techniques and limitations when using discrete data
experience preparing data for reports and publication
To apply, send:
· resume or curriculum vitae
· a cover letter summarizing relevant experience and education related to the required and preferred qualifications
· college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
· a sample of non-parametric research project output or paper from one’s educational or work experience

Apply to:
Math GRA Search

c/o Annette Digre
140 Appleby Hall
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 625-4560
Fax: 612 625-0709
a-digr@umn.edu

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on August 13th.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:32 AM

July 20, 2007

Assistantships

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Educator Development Office (EDO): Graduate Research Assistant

Job Description

A 50% research assistant position has been established to support the assessment and evaluation needs of the Educator's Development Office. The research assistant will report to the Director of EDO but will work closely with the Coordinator of Program Review.

Job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
. Supporting the implementation of program evaluations.
. Assisting with the development of survey instruments for various evaluation projects.
. Analyzing evaluation data in SPSS and/or other statistical programs as needed.
. Summarizing data for internal and external reports.
. Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and organizing data for programmatic decisions.
. Consulting with faculty/staff on use of data for program development.
. Providing support to other EDO programs as needed.

Qualifications:
. Training and experience in program evaluation.
. Successful experience using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
. Successful experience in analyzing, interpreting , and reporting data.
. Ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications related to qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
. Ability to effectively present program evaluation results, in both written and oral forms, to internal and external stakeholders.
. Successful experience working both independently and as a team member.
. Contextual knowledge of P-12 systems. Actual work experience in a P-12 setting is desirable.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Jane Gilles, Coordinator of Program Review at jfgilles@umn.edu by July 27, 2007.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:37 AM

June 8, 2007

Assistantships

The GLBTA Programs Office is now hiring a Graduate Assistant!

Applications are now being taken for a new 50%-time Graduate Assistantship being housed in the GLBTA Programs Office, and available for anyone enrolled in a graduate program this upcoming academic year. Duties and responsibilities will include coordinating and organizing the semi-annual Steven J. Schochet Lecture Series; coordinating the Steven J. Schochet Student Awards; working closely with Director of GLBTA Programs Office on developing programs for Lavender House; working closely with faculty from the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and all Faculty involved with the GLBT Minor on duties related to promoting and publicizing the GLBT undergraduate minor and developing the GLBT graduate minor; and other responsibilities as assigned by the Schochet Advisory Board. The anticipated start date of this position is June 25. Visit https://employment.umn.edu/applicants to view the position description in detail and/or to apply - the requisition number is 148603.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:51 PM

December 22, 2006

Assistantships

Attn: CSPP Students

In January, the Office for Equity and Diversity will be posting two exciting new graduate assistantship opportunities.

One position will be in data management and research. Ideal candidates for this position will have excellent SPSS skills, research skills, and the ability to pull the data together.

The other position will be more general with the assistant helping with undergraduate programming, conducting research, and carrying out special projects.

Ideally all candidates would have some working knowledge of and interest in multicultural affairs. The graduate assistants would have to work with several different people so strong interpersonal skills and flexibility would be important. The Office for Equity and Diversity is looking for a minimum of one-year commitment for these positions.

Interested students should contact Barbara Chapin at chapi001@umn.edu for information.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

November 17, 2006

Assistantships

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota

Position: Graduate Research Assistant. The person in this position will be responsible for providing research support to the Hmong Bilingual Program under the guidance of Dr. Zha Blong Xiong and his St. Paul Public Schools team.

Appointment: The position is 25 percent time (10 hours per week) for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year, beginning December 1, 2006, or as soon as the search is completed.

Salary Rate: $15.71 per hour.

Duties: Primary research responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
· review, synthesize, and report bilingual education literature and programs to the research team;
· schedule meetings and take minutes at all research team meetings;
· schedule interviews, classroom observations, and focus groups;
· interview and transcribe interviews and focus group discussions;
· work with the principle investigator to develop and/or compile bilingual measures for the study;
· manage both the qualitative and quantitative data using computer software such as SPSS and Atlas.ti;
· document the program implementation process;
· assist in data analysis, interpretation, and draft various reports.

Qualifications:

Required
· Enrollment in a College of Education and Human Development graduate degree program.
· Academic and/or research background in education, child development, family social science, educational psychology, or related social science fields.
· Experience in qualitative data collection, especially focus groups and face-to-face interviews, particularly with children of immigrant parents, and quantitative data analyses with a strong experience using SPSS.
· Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
· Ability to maintain accuracy in data collection and other research procedures.
· Familiarity and/or experience working with Hmong and other Southeast Asian children and families.
· Motivated multi-tasker with strong writing skills.

Preferred
· Ability to speak Hmong.
· Experience in observational studies.
· Familiarity of the literature on bilingual education.
· Familiarity of the Hmong population in Minnesota.

Application Materials:
· Current resume or vita.
· An unofficial transcript.
· A sample of writing.

Apply to: Annette Digre
Hmong Bilingual Program
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
140 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
a-digr@umn.edu
Phone: 612 625-4560
FAX: 612 625-0709

Deadline: Application materials are due November 27, 2006.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:25 PM

September 15, 2006

Assistantships

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
Graduate Research Assistant/Project Coordinator
The person in this position will be responsible for providing research support to the tobacco intervention research project under the guidance of Dr. Zha Blong Xiong and his Southeast Asian community research team.

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Posted by lind0449 at 4:11 PM

September 8, 2006

Assistantships

TEACHING ASSISTANTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES FOR UPWARD BOUND
Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded TRiO college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. Now with the College of Education and Human Development, UB provides academic instruction, tutoring, advising and counseling and other support to high schools students in target high schools.(Target schools are Minneapolis North, South and Edison high schools.)

Upward Bound is seeking graduate teaching assistants, undergraduate teaching assistants and tutors for high school classes. These positions require availability Monday – Thursday, 3 – 6 PM and occasional weekend event hours. A criminal background check is required of all employees. Ability to drive a 15-passenger van is desired.* Part time 6-10 hours. Required Training on September 30th. Services provided from October to May.*

Contact: Anna Resele
Academic Coordinator
Upward Bound
2 Appleby Hall
612-625-3369
rese0009@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:26 PM

May 19, 2006

Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship: Project Coordinator
Program in Human Sexuality
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Medical School

Application Instructions:

Submit resume' to Stacy Schultz, Program in Human Sexuality, Suite 180, 1300
S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55454 (West Bank Office Building). Email:
slschultz@umphysicians.umn.edu.

Duties:

Manage daily activities of federally funded research grant, including
monitoring budget, purchasing, and compiling required reports to CDCP. Data
collection, subject recruitment. Serve as liaison with criminal justice and
treatment programs to facilitate subject recruitment; travel for recruitment
and data collection, conducting interviews. Assist with data analysis and
manuscript and report writing. Maintain study records; assure that study
protocols are followed and confidentiality is maintained.

Program Description:

Anticipated start date for this 75% position is 7/1/06. Project is expected
to run until August, 2007. Adolescent Sex Offender Research Project. Salary
will depend upon qualifications.

Requirements:

Must be registered for course work in a U of Minnesota graduate or
professional program during the academic year. Graduate student in
psychology, social work, public health, sociology, education, or similar
discipline. Prefer advanced graduate student. Experience with data
analysis using SPSS, experience with use of Excel, Access, Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint. Experience conducting semi-structured or clinical interviews,
and able to develop rapport with treatment providers and probation
professionals. Able to work independently. Able to travel to sites for
data collection and subject recruitment.

Posted by kenne064 at 8:51 AM

December 9, 2005

Assistantships

The Learning Technologies program area in the C&I Department is seeking a 50% graduate assistant available immediately through May, 2006 to assist in designing and developing several online courses in the Learning Technologies program. These courses will focus on K-12 Technology Integration and Distance Education.

Required Experience/Skills includes:

knowledge of instructional design theory
knowledge of web design theory
technical expertise with web design and instructional software (e.g., Dreamweaver; PowerPoint; Captivate or Apreso or Camtasia; Flash)

Preferred Experience/Skills include:

experience in K-12 schooling
experience with online course development

If you are interested in applying for one of these assistantships, please submit your resume and letter of intent via email by December 12th to Dr. Doering (adoering@umn.edu), Dr. Hughes (joanh@umn.edu), and Dr. Hooper (simon@umn.edu) immediately.

Be sure to specify in your letter of intent why you might be a good fit for the position. Individuals with superior qualifications will be contacted quickly to set up interviews. The rate of pay is $15.25/hour and the position includes tuition and insurance benefits.

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Posted by kenne064 at 3:13 PM

January 5, 2011

Graduate Assistant Position Openings

The Educator Development and Research Center would like to announce two 50% Graduate Assistant Position openings. Both positions will report to the Coordinator of Accountability and Accreditation and will support initial and advanced educator development programs in CEHD in preparation for the fall 2012 unit approval and accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT).

Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Data Support - Job Responsibilities

- Full Job Description http://z.umn.edu/26j

- Assisting in the development and maintenance of databases for tracking accreditation related data.

- Obtaining and entering unit-wide and programmatic data.

- Tracking data submissions and following-up with faculty and staff to obtain data in a timely manner.

- Assisting in the establishment and maintenance of electronic evidence and exhibits.

Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Management Support - Job Responsibilities

- Full Job Description http://z.umn.edu/26i

- Working with groups of faculty and staff within CEHD and accreditation-related committees and projects.

- Handling communications and announcements within CEHD and among external partners.

- Managing logistics for large meetings and events, including the accreditation site visit.

- Developing and managing the accreditation master schedule.

Qualified applicants should be currently enrolled in a CEHD graduate-level program. Follow the links above to see the full job descriptions and qualifications.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Carole MacLean at PPG@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 10:43 AM

December 23, 2010

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING

INSTITUTE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION. RESEARCH TRAINING CENTER ON COMMUNITY LIVING, College of Ed. and Human Development

Spring Semester 2011

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Graduate Research Assistant

Hours/Percent Time: 20 hours per week - 50%

Wage and benefits: $17.08 plus medical, dental, and tuition benefits

Expected start date: January 2011

Program Information:

This Graduate Research Assistant position is in the Adult Services and Community Living Program area of the Institute on Community Integration (ICI). The Institute works with service providers, educators, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the state, country, and world to provide state-of-the-art research and information on practices that support the community integration of individuals with disabilities.

Primary Duties

Conduct literature reviews including securing articles and drafting text for article summaries and manuscripts; Contribute to the collection, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation of research and evaluation data/results; Preparing text for reports of project findings including collaborating on the development of reports, journal articles, conference papers, and other publications as needed; Manage databases and accommodate database retrieval requests; and other duties as assigned depending on skills, interests, and project needs.

Required Qualifications

· Current University of MN graduate student - early PhD student preferred.

· Advanced technical research and writing skills; must be able to conduct literature reviews; and draft research articles and evaluation reports, etc.

· Expertise in collecting and managing research data.

· Statistical expertise.

· Database (Access) expertise (design, mergers, retrievals, and data cleaning).

· Understanding of survey and test item development.


Preferred Qualifications

· Previous work experience in and knowledge about transition and/or adult developmental disability services.

· Previous work experience in supporting research tasks such as data management and analysis of quantitative and interview data.

· Demonstrated experience authoring literature reviews, research articles, evaluation reports, etc.

· Previous experience managing databases.

· Excellent verbal communication skills.

· Ability work well in teams and independently.

Applicants must submit the following materials; cover letter, current resume, transcripts (unofficial or official), and a writing sample demonstrating some of the skills noted in the "Required Qualifications" section above.

Application materials can be delivered or mailed to Jenna Conley at 204 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. They may also be emailed to Derek Nord, Ph.D. at nord0364@umn.edu.

Applications are due at 5pm on January 7th, 2011.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:28 AM

August 3, 2009

Assistantships

50% 20hr/week Assistantship Opportunity for CSPP student interested in career development work in higher education at the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

HR's website, http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/ (req #161963).

If students have any questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu) from our office.

Posted by rutka005 at 9:01 AM

July 17, 2009

Assistantship

Excellent 50% 20hr/week Assistantship Opportunity for CSPP student interested in career development work in higher education at the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

HR's website, http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/ (req #161963).

If you have any questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu) from our office.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:10 PM

June 5, 2009

Assistantships

Job Description for 9531 Administrative Fellow
Description Effective as of 5/20/2009

Series: Student/Professional Training Series

Degree and/or Credentials: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: None is required. Preferred experience is a higher education/student affairs setting. Knowledge of student development theories and practices a plus.

Restrictions: Limited to students registered in a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree program at the University of Minnesota. Each student is limited to a total of 75% time University employment except during vacation periods. If the student is on an F-1 Visa, s/he is limited to 50% time employment except during vacation periods.

Salary Guidelines: Graduate students are paid within a salary range set annually. See the Academic Floor, Fixed Ranges, and Fixed Rates chart in the information section in front of this manual. In assigning a pay rate within the fixed range, departments may consider the nature of the duties assigned, experience level of student, progress towards the degree, quality of the individual’s performance, and academic excellence. It is the responsibility of the department or work unit to establish written rational and consistent criteria for different pay rates.

Promotional Series: No

Position description: Administrative fellowships are to provide financial support for graduate students. The administrative fellow performs duties of a specialized nature connected with academic administration under the direction of designed members of the faculty or administrative staff. The graduate assistant will be selected from the Department of Education Psychology; Department of Education, Policy and Administration; or a related program that emphasizes the importance of assessment involving human subjects in educational paradigms. This position is supported and funded by 3M and the Institute of Technology in establishment of a 3M Scholars Program. 3M’s recent gift of $300,000 will allow the Institute of Technology to develop a program that will identify the markers needed to address the retention issue in STEM fields as well as help the Institute of Technology identify a cohort of students who would significantly benefit financially, academically and professionally from a 3M Scholars Program. The objective of this program is to identify specific interventions that increase the retention of students – specifically from middle-income families – who are pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics at the University of Minnesota. This program will target approximately 80 students from middle-income families entering the Institute of Technology as freshman in the fall 2009. Students in this first cohort will be know as “3M Scholars.” 3M Scholars will be exposed to a number of experiences – also known in the literature as interventions – that are known to impact student persistence in STEM fields and their personal development, while indirectly influencing their academic achievement. These experiences will include the following categories: Individual Goals and Commitments, Academic and Study Skills, Career Exploration, Creativity and Diversity, Interaction with Faculty Outside the Classroom, Formal and Informal Social Activities, and Mentorship. Exposure to faculty, academic advisors, and industry professionals during the experiental sessions will provide the necessary tools for students to self-reflect on their academic and career plans, culminating in student-developed portfolios. While the development of portfolios is necessarily a personal journey, we will design each experience around approximately 20 students with the aim to create a small learning communities among the 3M Scholars. Our goal, through the aid of a graduate assistant, is to nucleate a culture at the Institute of Technology where student success in STEM – particularly for student from middle-income families – is systemic and self-supporting.

Responsibilities: (representative listing) The graduate assistant will identify metrics of program success during the summer of 2009, and will be involved in the program through December 2010. In addition to traditional gathering of program data, the graduate assistant will be responsible for regular individual meetings with each 3M Scholar – in essence providing critical one-on-one mentoring and guidance – to provide qualitative insight as well as quantitative data to assist in the evaluation of the program success.

Benefits: See the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants available at www.umn.edu/ohr/gao or from Graduate Assistant Employment, 200 Donhowe Building, 612-624-7070 for detailed information. Graduate assistants are eligible for a tuition benefit based on the percent time of their appointment. Non-resident graduate assistants are eligible for resident tuition if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The resident tuition rate can be extended beyond the time of appointment if an assistant has held such an appointment for a minimum of two academic semesters. Graduate assistants are eligible for Graduate Assistant Health Insurance if they hold at least a 25% appointment for an entire 19-week semester. The University pays a portion of the premium at a rate of twice the percentage of the appointment. Contact the Graduate Assistant Insurance Office, Boynton Health Service, 612-625-6939 for information. For information regarding parental leave, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and travel insurance, refer to the policy and guidelines for graduate assistants.

Job Classification Specification
9531 – Administrative Fellow

F.L.S.A. Status: Exempt
V-Class? No
Probationary Period: N/A
Bargaining Unit 1: 10 – Graduate Assistants
Job Code Group: Grad Asst/Professional Student
Group Affiliation
(PS Union Code): G1 – Grad/Prof Student Position
Job Family: 281 – Academic
IPEDS_S Code: 3 – Instruction/Research Assistant
Job Group: N/A
S.O.C. Code: N/A – Not Applicable
Job Function/E.A.P. Code: 07 – Other Professional
J.E.Q. Range: N/A
Salary Admin. Plan/Grade: G1/01 – Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10)

Salary Rate Information
Effective July 1, 2009
Salary Range: G1/01 – Graduate Assistant Grade 1 (BU 10) - $16.75/HR (18 month Equivalent: $37382.10)
Note: Salary based on 37.5% (15 hrs/week), 18 month appointment (tuition remision included)

Questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu)

This description is subject to change and improvement. Please address suggestions to Academic Personnel at 624-6556.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:40 PM

March 6, 2009

University Counseling and Consulting Services

University Counseling and Consulting Services has a graduate assistantship currently posted for the 2009-10 academic year. This is a 20 hour/week, 9-month appointment to provide counseling services in the St. Paul campus office of UCCS. The position is officially listed as an Administrative Fellow (requisition 160267). Review of applications will commence on March 16 and continue until the position is filled. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about this position.

Robert A. Seybold, Ph.D., LP
Senior Psychologist
University Counseling & Consulting Services
University of Minnesota
seybo002@umn.edu
612-625-8214 (direct)

Posted by rutka005 at 2:28 PM

January 13, 2009

Assistantships

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABILITY
Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration
University of Minnesota

Position and Appointment:
A 25-50 percent Graduate Research Assistant position is available in the Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration to assist in assignments related to higher education administration, academic and multicultural affairs, urban and community partnerships, and public engagement. The position is available for spring semester 2009 with the possibility of reappointment for the summer and/or next academic year. The hourly rate of pay is $16.75; hours are flexible but may occasionally include an evening or weekend activity.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include research and project management; taking notes at meetings and assuring there is follow up for action items; locating, reviewing, and summarizing research relevant to areas of focus; drafting reports and materials; and engaging and working effectively with internal and external groups and individuals. Interested applicants should be able to conduct independent research under broad direction, manage multiple projects effectively, synthesize information from a variety of sources, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The research assistant will work with and take direction from Senior Vice President Robert Jones and other administrative staff in the office.

Requirements:
• Graduate or professional degree students enrolled at the University of Minnesota during spring semester 2009
• Ability to read critically and synthesize literature from areas including social sciences, education, and public policy
• General background in and understanding of methods of data collection and analysis, and of general research methods
• Ability to work well with diverse groups, including excellent communication skills and group facilitating skills
• Ability to write and communicate clearly, in community-oriented as well as technically proficient ways
• Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, PowerPoint, and electronic communications
• Must be reliable, organized, and willing to take initiative

Application:
Applications should be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/. The requisition number is (NUMBER)
Please submit the following documents online by January 15, 2009: a letter of application expressing interest in the position and addressing how your background meets the stated qualifications, and a résumé. Contact person for questions: Kathy Yaeger, 612-624-5841 or Yaeger@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:33 AM

November 21, 2008

Assistantships

Below are links to multiple GRA positions at the Institute of Community Integration (ICI). The open positions are with the ICI Adult Services team and one past grad assistant reports that it is a great place to work for "students who have an interest in program development/research related to people with disabilities....The people are fun, do high quality work and provide excellent training opportunities for students." Check it out!
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1 Part-time, 50% FTE, Level I Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Services Program Area To view and/or apply, visit: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77694

2 Part-time, 25%-50% FTE, Level II Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Services Program Area To view and/or apply, visit: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77701

Posted by lind0449 at 2:00 PM

November 7, 2008

Assistantships

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP: Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Research Assistant for Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Job Code: 9521/Research Assistant
Requisition Number: 159076
Percent Time: 25% variable
Hourly Wage: $16.75
Appointment Dates: Fall Semester 2008 and Spring Semester 2009 (11/15/08 – 05/16/09)

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Under direction of an advisory team, assist in development and implementation of preliminary evaluation plan for Access to Success (ATS) Program. ATS is designed to support the academic success of students whose experiences and high school records indicate strong potential for success at the University of Minnesota but who whose standardized test scores and other indicators may fall below the profile of other University students.
• Assist in development of survey instrument, selection of survey respondents, data collection and data summary.
• Assist in writing interview protocol and conducting interviews with select survey respondents; analyze data; write research findings.
• Work with staff across various offices to inform evaluation process including: College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Human Development, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Office for Institutional Research.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Currently enrolled for coursework in a University of Minnesota graduate or professional degree program during the academic year
• Facility with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task and manage detailed work
• Interviewing skills
• Knowledge of data input and analysis software programs like Excel and SPSS
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently with good attention to detail

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Previous work in the development of survey research
• Coursework in program evaluation
• Background in statistical learning (e.g. regression)
• Strongly prefer individual with interest in research topic
• Familiarity with issues in higher education

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please submit an application through the University of Minnesota online employment system at https://employment.umn.edu. Please include the following:
1) Qualifications
2) Plans for other work during the 2008-2009 academic year
3) How this position will relate to your academic program
4) Current vita/resume and transcript

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Leslie R. Zenk
Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
University of Minnesota
zenklr@umn.edu

This position is contingent upon enrollment and current registration as a graduate student. Failure to register by the end of the second week of class will result in termination from the graduate assistantship. Students appointed to assistantships must notify the department of all University appointments.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 12:04 PM

October 17, 2008

Assistantships

Position Title CI Research Assistant position (9521)
Reporting to: Gillian Roehrig
% Appointment – 50%
Hourly Rate - $16.75
Spring/Summer 2009 (possibility of continuing into Fall 2009)

Position Overview
This position works within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in CEHD. The research assistant will provide support for the Ah neen dush: A Science and Mathematics Enrichment Program for the White Earth Reservation Head Start Program.

Position Responsibilities/Functions
Assist in curriculum modifications and development of culturally relevant science and mathematics modules for Anishinabe pre-K students.

Assist in the design and implementation of teacher training for the implementation of the science and math modules.

Provide on-going support for teachers during the implementation of the modules.

Assist in collecting, processing and analyzing data related to teachers’ implementation of the modules and the effectiveness of the program. Enter data into databases and follow up with study participants. Summarizing results in written reports

Assist with IRB process and documentation

Other duties as assigned depending on GRA skills and interest

Minimum or Essential Qualifications • Currently enrolled M.A./PhD student in the College of Education registered for at least six credits during the term hired
• Demonstrated interest and knowledge in Early Childhood education
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Able to travel to schools on the White Earth reservation (costs will be covered by the grant)

Preferred Qualifications • Good writing skills as demonstrated by writing samples
• Reliable, self-motivated individual who can take direction and work independently
• Strong organizational skills
• Demonstrated work experience in project coordination and management
• Previous work experience with data base management, spreadsheets, presentation software and other MS Office applications
• Ability to interview people in person or via telephone
• Experience with Anishinabe children/parents
Application Instructions Send a letter of interest and current CV to Gillian Roehrig (roehr013@umn.edu)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:24 AM

September 12, 2008

Assistantships

I have an opening for a 50% time administrative fellow (graduate assistant). The only stipulation is that the person must be able to work between 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays in order to staff workshops and events. This position is best suited for a student in the writing stage of the graduate program because the person must have a flexible schedule.

If you are interested, please apply at the link below or search under job requisition number 158092. The deadline to apply is September 15.

https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1221081751140

Please direct questions to me. Thank you.


Noro
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Noro Andriamanalina, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Director of Academic and Professional Development
The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
612-626-4546

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ANOTHER 50% GRAD ASSISTANT POSITION

Office of the Vice President & Vice Provost for Equity & Diversity

50% time Administrative Fellow (9531), Requisition #158034

For the past four years, the University has been engaged in the process of strategic positioning, and equity and diversity have been repeatedly recognized as critical elements of achieving the institution's strategic positioning goals. One important action evidencing this commitment was the creation of the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity. This office includes the following units and program: the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Disability Services; the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office; the Office for University Women; and the Bridge to Academic Excellence.

The Office for Equity and Diversity invites applications from graduate students with strong research and writing skills with a background in American, ethnic and/or women's studies.

This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity on a number of national initiatives that will advance the work of equity and diversity across the country and to learn about diversity and administration in higher education at a national level. The successful candidate will have experience in researching and writing and will have the ability to work independently, multi-task several projects and be a creative thinker. Duties include researching, writing, preparing presentations, tracking various projects, and administrative duties.

Position is for Fall Semester 2008, with a possible renewal through Spring Semester 2009.

Classification title and number: Administrative Fellow - 9531

Enrollment and registration requirements: Currently enrolled in a U of M graduate program

Duration of appointment - start and end dates September - December 2008

Average number of hours per week 15 - 20 hours per week

Hourly salary rate $16.75

Required Qualifications
. Current enrollment in a U of M graduate program
. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills
. Demonstrated interest in and experience working with issues of equity and diversity

Preferred qualifications:
. Excellent attention to detail
. Ability to act as part of a team environment, show initiative, and to work independently on a variety of tasks in order to meet multiple deadlines
. Familiarity with the Office for Equity and Diversity
. Familiarity with and experience working with diverse communities
. Graduate student in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, or related field

Application deadline: Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Contact
Barbara Chapin, Associate To the Vice President and Vice Provost
432 Morrill Hall, (612) 626-7386, chapi001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 1:34 PM

August 15, 2008

Assistantships


RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENINGS
INSTITUTE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION, College of Ed. and Human Development

Fall Semester 2008 and Spring Semester 2009

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Graduate Research Assistant
Hours/Percent Time: 10 to 20 hours per week/25%-50%
Hourly Wage: $16.75
Appointment Dates: 08/25/08 – 05/24/09

DESCRIPTIONS:
**This is a multiple position posting (up to 3) 25%-50% Graduate Research Assistantships available in the Adult Services and Community Living Program Area of the Institute on Community Integration (ICI).

Primary Duties:
Position 1: Serve as assistant editor to quarterly newsletter created for and by direct support professionals. This includes coordinating gathering of articles, editing and assisting with other publication activities. Assist with coordination of activities that promote the development of a highly competent human services workforce. Provide technical assistance on direct support workforce issues and initiatives designed to support and improve the direct support workforce. Provide research assistance to University students and staff.

Position 2: Assist the staff in researching activities related to the human service workforce. Coordinate research implementation and delivery with participating organizations. Providing training and assistance to participating organizations. Collect quantitative and qualitative data. Assist in data analysis procedures. Assist research staff with disseminating results.
Other possible duties assigned by Program Area Director and depending on GRA skills and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Qualifications:
Current graduate student at the University of Minnesota enrolled in a degree program related to public policy and/or disability, including educational psychology, public affairs, social work and related fields. Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with constituents. Scholarly and career interests in disability service, policy and research.

Desired Qualifications:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to work independently and in teams, with high level of attention to detail. Knowledge of services and supports for people with disabilities. Previous work experience in supporting research tasks such as data collection, data entry and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. A doctoral student preferred for second position (see description of duties).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Institute on Community on Integration (ICI) works with service providers, educators, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the world to provide state-of-the-art information on practices that support the community inclusion of individuals with disabilities. ICI is a research center within the College of Education and Human Development. The Adults Services and Community Living (RTC) is a program area within ICI.

All interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.umn.edu.

Applications materials must include a resume, references, and current transcript.

For more information on these positions, please contact Lori Sedlezky, at (612) 624-7668 or sedl0003@umn.edu; or Derek Nord, at (612) 624-0386.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:53 AM

August 8, 2008

Assistantships

Either of these quarter-time assistantships might be a great fit for a CSPP MA or PhD student!
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Educational and Health Disparities Graduate Assistant

CYFC is seeking a currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate student in public health, community or youth development, child or family development, education, family social science, psychology, sociology, social work or a related field. A major focus of the Graduate Assistant will be to identify the intersection between health and educational disparities, especially around parents, parenting, parent-school, and parent-community collaboration (broadly speaking, “parent involvement?).

To view the Graduate Assistantship description (requisition # 157060) and to apply, please go to: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74746. Questions may be directed to Sara Benning at sbenning@umn.edu.

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Research Assistantship in Educational Psychology

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Fall Semester 2008 and Spring Semester 2009

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Research Assistant for Office of Research Consultation & Services
Hours/Percent Time: 10 hours per week/25%
Hourly Wage: $16.75
Appointment Dates: 08/25/08 – 05/24/09

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Research Assistant will support the work of the ORCS, provide consultation support to faculty, staff, and students conducting research in the College of Education & Human Development through sponsored projects. The GRA will primarily be responsible for providing database development and management support. Specifically, the GRA will support research projects by creating databases, providing support to researchers by training staff to enter data and manage databases, and transferring data from one platform to another. Usually, these database activities will be short term, where the GRA will provide some training to research staff to continue use of the database on their own. We are looking for graduate students who are interested in working with teams of researchers to help meet their database needs. The GRA will work with three other GRAs assigned to support research design, analysis, and reporting activities of similar projects. The ORCS Coordinator will supervise the activities of the GRAs.

For more information, please contact Michael Rodriguez (mcrdz@umn.edu).

DESIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate student standing with a strong background and experience in database development and management. Applicants must have experience with at least 2 of the following: Microsoft Access, dBase, Oracle, Paradox, other SQL-based systems, and other hierarchical, network, or relational products. Experience with SAS and SPSS is helpful. New students may apply. The student's degree progress and job performance will be reviewed in making each appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send a vita which includes a listing of your coursework and a letter of application indicating:
1) the position
2) qualifications
3) plans for other work during the 2008-2009 academic year
4) how this position will relate to your academic program
5) current vita/resume and transcript

Address applications to: Lori Boucher, Program Secretary
PsyF/QME – Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

This position is contingent upon enrollment and current registration as a graduate student. Failure to register by the end of the second week of class will result in termination from the graduate assistantship. Students appointed to assistantships must notify the department of all University appointments. Appointments greater than 75% time must have prior approval from the advisor and graduate school.

POSTING PERIOD: August 8, 2008 until position is filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:12 AM

July 3, 2008

Assistantships

The Office for Public Engagement/International Institute for Research on Public Engagement are seeking two graduate assistants to begin working this summer and to continue working through the 2008-09 academic year. The requisition number is 156221, and the deadline for application is July 4, 2008. Please visit the employment website to read the position description. (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/gae/)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

May 9, 2008

Assistantships

Educational Policy and Administration - College of Education and Human Development

A 50% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration with a research partnership with CARE, International. The position is a 12 month position from May, 2008 until May, 2009 (possibility for renewal based on performance). The salary is $16.75 per hour.

DUTIES
Support and provide direction for CARE research partnership. Activities will include:
-Serve as liaison for partners in eight countries by providing information as needed and synthesizing requests for U of M-based research team
-Manage tasks associated with research support of CARE fieldworkers in eight countries (including development of research workshops)
-Keep CARE research partners up to date on trends in girls education
-Write research summaries and/or articles related to field-based research
-Represent Minnesota International Development Consortium (MIDEC) at stakeholder meetings overseas (in collaboration with U of M supervisor)

Provide support for CARE research communications activities:
-Complete final editing and layout tasks for workshops
-Manage the communication abroad
-Develop content for project website as needed
-Assist with financial management and report writing
-Research specific areas of quantitative research as needed
-Assist with other project-related tasks as necessary
-Attend to travel-related details (e.g., visas, booking tickets, etc.) for project staff
-Attend and act as notetaker at weekly project meetings with project staff

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Current University of Minnesota graduate student
• Working knowledge of girls’ education
• Experience working in international settings or with international stakeholders
• Experience or coursework in experimental statistical design, and familiarity with SPSS or other statistical software
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills, including experience with Moodle and Excel
• Ability to clearly synthesize, summarize and communicate information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience working in South Asia or sub-Saharan Africa, and language competency in French or Spanish
• Experience in workshop facilitation and planning

TO APPLY
Contact Chris Johnstone at john4810@umn.edu or (612) 626-1936 with questions.
Submit the following materials to Joan DeJaeghere, 330 Wulling Hall, or via email to deja0003@umn.edu:
• Letter of application detailing strengths in relation to the qualifications
• Current resume or vita
• Names, titles, and contact information of three references who can speak to the relevant qualifications of the applicant.

DEADLINE
The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on May 12th.

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development
Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

April 22, 2008

Assistantships

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that the Ge Lab has an opening on the NIH funded Early Growth and Development Study (EGDS). EGDS is a nationwide, longitudinal study examining the influences of heredity and environment in a sample of adoptive and birth families. The position is a 25% time research assistantship. Duties included administrative work, attending a weekly staff meeting, and facilitating the functioning of the recruitment and assessment teams. If you would like to know more about this position please call me at 612.625.3952.

David Martin, MA
Early Growth and Development Study
Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Posted by lind0449 at 1:06 PM

January 18, 2008

Assistantships

Northside FIPSE graduate research positions

Colleagues,
I think you all know about the recent FIPSE grant that we received. In case not, a summary of the project appears below.
We now are looking for 3 graduate assistants, one to work with each of the three working groups (out of school time, youth entrepreneurship experiences, and nutrition/obesity/healthy foods). So we are looking for graduate assistants with widely varying experiences and backgrounds. We hope to find graduate assistants familiar with North Minneapolis, ideally even ones who can couple their graduate training skills and experiences with experience in North Minneapolis. The jobs are posted for spring, but the project will run through October 31, 2010, with some possibility of extension beyond that. So the project could provide longer term support for students whose interests and skills are a good fit for the project and who can work effectively in the project.
Please help us find outstanding students for the project, for they play a key role in the project.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Thanks,
Geoff

Geoffrey Maruyama
geoff@tc.umn.edu
University of Minnesota
Professor, Educational Psychology
Associate Vice President for System Academic Administration
110 Morrill Hall, 100 Church Street SE
(612) 625-5861 fax: 626-8388
MPLS, MN 55455

Key Elements of "Re-envisioning Land Grant and Urban Research Universities for an Urban Age"

. Supports development of an Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement
Center (UROC)

. The UROC provides a model for universities across the U.S. of how
urban research and land-grant universities can be strategic, deliberate,
intentional, and effective in addressing urban issues

. Represents logical and necessary progression of the land grant
university mission for an urban age, adapting Experiment Station and
Extension principles for urban communities

. Intended to be a model for transforming land grant and research
universities for the 21st century world and its core issues

. Focused on creating interdisciplinary faculty teams to work
collaboratively with practitioners to develop ways of addressing key issues
of urban communities and assessing their effectiveness

. Built around a physical presence in the community

. Guided by principles that underlie and direct the efforts

. Focused on needs-education, economic and community development, and
urban health-identified through a community input process

. Seeds efforts of teams in each area of need, selecting where
expertise exists and opportunities for greater collaboration and coherence
also exist: education focuses on out of school time, economic development
on youth entrepreneurship programming, and urban health on healthy foods,
nutrition, obesity, and exercise, including healthy food availability and
consumption in North Minneapolis

. Tracks the change process as the UROC is developed and as the work
teams develop and mature

. Funding over a 3 year period (Nov 1, 2007- Oct 31, 2010); $250,000
per year in total government support (includes 31% indirect costs). It
supports a project coordinator (75-100% time), a part-time grant evaluator
($10,000), four half-time graduate students to staff the three groups (3)
and work on the grant evaluation (1), $7,000 for a community attitude survey
done through U Relations, modest money for an annual retreat ($1,500), and
travel money for the project director to attend the annual FIPSE project
director meeting.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:03 PM

January 11, 2008

Assistantships

Note CSPP Students: A master's degree is not required for this position.

Graduate Research Assistant (.5FTE) - “Five Hundred Under Five?
Center for Early Education and Development

Background and Position Description
The Center for Early Education at the University of Minnesota seeks two half-time graduate research assistants for the “Five Hundred Under Five? (500u5) research project, a new community-based research project that will be conducted in two geographic focus areas in North Minneapolis. The GRAs will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers. 500u5 research is a longitudinal study of the factors that support and/or impede the early development of children and relevant social determinates of health leading to or impeding school readiness among children aged 0-5 in two geogrpahic focus areas. The research will use standard child development assessments and tailor-made surveys to gather relevant information from families. The research is one component ofa much larger initiative that seeks to increase school readiness, coordinate and enhance services to families with children age 0-5, reduce educational disparities, and increase life chances of children in neighborhoods challenged with povery, disinvestment, crime, and other negative factors. The whole 500u5 initiative is coordinated by a leadership team of five agencies: the Youth Coordinating Board, Hennepin County, Way to Grow, Minneapolis Public Schools and University of Minnesota-CEED. The research will be conducted via 500u5 Family Support Advocates (FSA) housed at Way to Grow. The FSAs are a novel approach to community engagement that draws on the skills and knowledge of peer paraprofessionals who will work with eligible families in the project focus area and identify possible research participants. The GRAs will work closely with the FSAs to conduct family-focused, meaningful research.

Desired Background and Experience
· Bachelors degree in relevant field and some graduate-level coursework
· Research experience is a plus
· Some familiarity with databases
· Ability to work with diverse populations and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
· Knowledge of early education and development a plus but not required

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Work with FSAs to recruit research participants
· Conduct consent processes with participants
· Day-to-day management of scheduling assessments and research contacts
· Manage hourly staff at monthly assessment/research events
· Responsible for monitoring data collection and data entry
· Facilitate returning assessment results to partners
· Data analysis

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please apply online at employment.umn.edu or click on employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69131. Click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. In addition to the online application, candidates must provide a cover letter describing your background and what you think you could bring to 500u5 and a resume or academic CV. These materials may be attached to the on-line application or sent to: Lauren Martin (Ph.D.) by January 24, 2007.. Send your materials to: mart2114@umn.edu, or Lauren Martin, CEED, 56 East River Road, Room 40, Minneapolis, MN 55455. (Email submissions are preferred.)

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Scott McConnell
smcconne@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:40 PM

December 21, 2007

Assistantships

Research Assistantship

Graduate Research Assistant (.5FTE)
“Five Hundred Under Five?
Center for Early Education and Development

Background and Position Description
The Center for Early Education at the University of Minnesota seeks two half-time graduate research assistants for the “Five Hundred Under Five? (500u5) research project, a new community-based research project that will be conducted in two geographic focus areas in North Minneapolis. The GRAs will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers. 500u5 research is a longitudinal study of the factors that support and/or impede the early development of children and relevant social determinates of health leading to or impeding school readiness among children aged 0-5 in two geogrpahic focus areas. The research will use standard child development assessments and tailor-made surveys to gather relevant information from families. The research is one component ofa much larger initiative that seeks to increase school readiness, coordinate and enhance services to families with children age 0-5, reduce educational disparities, and increase life chances of children in neighborhoods challenged with povery, disinvestment, crime, and other negative factors. The whole 500u5 initiative is coordinated by a leadership team of five agencies: the Youth Coordinating Board, Hennepin County, Way to Grow, Minneapolis Public Schools and University of Minnesota-CEED. The research will be conducted via 500u5 Family Support Advocates (FSA) housed at Way to Grow. The FSAs are a novel approach to community engagement that draws on the skills and knowledge of peer paraprofessionals who will work with eligible families in the project focus area and identify possible research participants. The GRAs will work closely with the FSAs to conduct family-focused, meaningful research.

Desired Background and Experience
· Bachelors degree in relevant field and some graduate-level coursework
· Research experience is a plus
· Some familiarity with databases
· Ability to work with diverse populations and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
· Knowledge of early education and development a plus but not required

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Work with FSAs to recruit research participants
· Conduct consent processes with participants
· Day-to-day management of scheduling assessments and research contacts
· Manage hourly staff at monthly assessment/research events
· Responsible for monitoring data collection and data entry
· Facilitate returning assessment results to partners
· Data analysis

To be considered, please submit the following to Lauren Martin (Ph.D.) by January 14, 2007: a cover letter describing your background and what you think you could bring to 500u5 and a resume or academic CV. Send your materials to: mart2114@umn.edu, or Lauren Martin, CEED, 56 East River Road, Room 40, Minneapolis, MN 55455. (Email submissions are preferred.)

Posted by lind0449 at 1:44 PM

August 24, 2007

Assistantships

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
DEPARTMENT OF POSTSECONDARY TEACHING AND LEARNING
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Appointment: 50% (20 hours per week), B-term (9-month base) for the 2007-08 academic year (appointment dates are August 27, 2007, through May 25, 2008)

Salary: $16.22 per hour

Duties:

Assist instructor in teaching PSTL1851 Multicultural Relations. Primary duties include:
· teach and/or lecture in the course as needed
· read and help grade the writing assignments
· enter writing assignment grades and exam scores on the computer grade book
· use the scantron machine to score mid-semester exams and quizzes
· help monitor the mid-term exams
· hold office hours to assist student learning
· hold tutoring sessions in preparation for mid-semester and final exams
· attend classes

Qualifications:
· CEHD graduate student with graduate work in human resources or educational psychology at the master’s level or above
· knowledge of and experience working with multicultural issues and students from different cultures
· knowledge of identity issues that students face when studying multicultural issues
· experience of personal journey of self-transformation around the issues of race, class, gender, and homophobia
· ability to take on course responsibility as needed

To apply, submit the following materials:
· current resume or vita
· letter of application detailing interest and background
· transcript(s) (unofficial copies are fine)
· names of and contact information for three references who can address the relevant qualifications


Apply to:
Multicultural Relations GTA Search
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
140 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612 625-4560
Fax: 612 625-0709
E-mail: a-digr@umn.edu

Deadline: open until filled; review of applications will occur as they are received

Posted by lind0449 at 3:44 PM

August 10, 2007

Assistantships

APPLICATION MATERIAL SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:

For candidates submitting applications for the PSTL GRA position with TRIO students:

Please send hard copies of your application materials to the campus address listed in the posting. Please do not respond via email.

Thank you

GRA POSITION
POSTSECONDARY TEACHING AND LEARNING
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

A 50% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning for Fall 2007 (August 27, 2007, through January 10, 2008), with possibility for renewal at 25% in Spring 2008 (January 11 through May 25, 2008. The salary is $16.22 per hour.

DUTIES

The position involves interviewing first-generation college students regarding experiences in learning communities. This longitudinal study is one part of an ongoing study of the experience of first-generation TRIO students in learning communities with multicultural curriculum. The GRA in this position will also help set up and facilitate a learning community mentor program. Other responsibilities will include transcribing the interviews, coding data, and managing the data base using MAXQDA software

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Enrollment in a CEHD graduate program in education or educational psychology
Experience working with underserved student groups, particularly first-generation, low-income college students and students of color
Ability to work independently

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience conducting interviews
Experience transcribing interviews
Experience with coding qualitative data
Familiarity with the MAXQDA software
Familiarity with multicultural curriculum and/ or learning community literature
Familiarity or direct experience with TRIO programs

TO APPLY

Submit the following materials to Rashne Jehangir, 140 Appleby Hall, jehan001@umn.edu:

Letter of application detailing strengths in relation to the qualifications. Current resume or vita. Names, titles, and contact information of three references who can speak to the relevant qualifications of the applicant.

DEADLINE

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on August 13th.

Rashné Jehangir Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Development
jehan001@umn.edu
612-625-3551

Know from whence you came and there is no limit to where you can go ~ James Baldwin

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GRA position (math research) for CEHD grad student

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
POSTSECONDARY TEACHING AND LEARNING

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Position: A 25% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning for Fall/Spring 2007 (August 27, 2007, through May 25, 2008) with research in the area of developmental mathematics.

Salary rate: $16.22 per hour.

Duties include:

analyzing non-parametric developmental mathematics data collected using SPSS, SAS, and EQS
knowledge of logistic regression and path analysis with nominal or ordinal data
reviewing the literature on developmental mathematics performance and attitudes by race, gender, SES, entry-level mathematics courses, and high school preparation
compiling a bibliographic archive of related materials
making recommendations for fine-tuning survey form(s) and collection process
preparing a report of all the statistically significant findings data with a relevant literature review

Qualifications:

Required
enrollment in a CEHD Graduate School program with a heavy emphasis in statistical data analysis processes and techniques
an interest in or familiarity with developmental mathematics research
excellent writing and interpersonal skills
experience with non-parametric statistical tests
experience using SPSS, SAS, and EQS
excellent time management and self-discipline; ability to work independently and to meet timelines
knowledge of and experience in multivariate statistics with discrete data

Preferred
familiarity with qualitative research techniques
excellent background in multivariate statistical techniques and limitations when using discrete data
experience preparing data for reports and publication
To apply, send:
· resume or curriculum vitae
· a cover letter summarizing relevant experience and education related to the required and preferred qualifications
· college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
· a sample of non-parametric research project output or paper from one’s educational or work experience

Apply to:
Math GRA Search

c/o Annette Digre
140 Appleby Hall
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 625-4560
Fax: 612 625-0709
a-digr@umn.edu

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on August 13th.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:32 AM

July 20, 2007

Assistantships

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Educator Development Office (EDO): Graduate Research Assistant

Job Description

A 50% research assistant position has been established to support the assessment and evaluation needs of the Educator's Development Office. The research assistant will report to the Director of EDO but will work closely with the Coordinator of Program Review.

Job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
. Supporting the implementation of program evaluations.
. Assisting with the development of survey instruments for various evaluation projects.
. Analyzing evaluation data in SPSS and/or other statistical programs as needed.
. Summarizing data for internal and external reports.
. Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and organizing data for programmatic decisions.
. Consulting with faculty/staff on use of data for program development.
. Providing support to other EDO programs as needed.

Qualifications:
. Training and experience in program evaluation.
. Successful experience using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
. Successful experience in analyzing, interpreting , and reporting data.
. Ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications related to qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
. Ability to effectively present program evaluation results, in both written and oral forms, to internal and external stakeholders.
. Successful experience working both independently and as a team member.
. Contextual knowledge of P-12 systems. Actual work experience in a P-12 setting is desirable.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Jane Gilles, Coordinator of Program Review at jfgilles@umn.edu by July 27, 2007.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:37 AM

June 8, 2007

Assistantships

The GLBTA Programs Office is now hiring a Graduate Assistant!

Applications are now being taken for a new 50%-time Graduate Assistantship being housed in the GLBTA Programs Office, and available for anyone enrolled in a graduate program this upcoming academic year. Duties and responsibilities will include coordinating and organizing the semi-annual Steven J. Schochet Lecture Series; coordinating the Steven J. Schochet Student Awards; working closely with Director of GLBTA Programs Office on developing programs for Lavender House; working closely with faculty from the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and all Faculty involved with the GLBT Minor on duties related to promoting and publicizing the GLBT undergraduate minor and developing the GLBT graduate minor; and other responsibilities as assigned by the Schochet Advisory Board. The anticipated start date of this position is June 25. Visit https://employment.umn.edu/applicants to view the position description in detail and/or to apply - the requisition number is 148603.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:51 PM

December 22, 2006

Assistantships

Attn: CSPP Students

In January, the Office for Equity and Diversity will be posting two exciting new graduate assistantship opportunities.

One position will be in data management and research. Ideal candidates for this position will have excellent SPSS skills, research skills, and the ability to pull the data together.

The other position will be more general with the assistant helping with undergraduate programming, conducting research, and carrying out special projects.

Ideally all candidates would have some working knowledge of and interest in multicultural affairs. The graduate assistants would have to work with several different people so strong interpersonal skills and flexibility would be important. The Office for Equity and Diversity is looking for a minimum of one-year commitment for these positions.

Interested students should contact Barbara Chapin at chapi001@umn.edu for information.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

November 17, 2006

Assistantships

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota

Position: Graduate Research Assistant. The person in this position will be responsible for providing research support to the Hmong Bilingual Program under the guidance of Dr. Zha Blong Xiong and his St. Paul Public Schools team.

Appointment: The position is 25 percent time (10 hours per week) for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year, beginning December 1, 2006, or as soon as the search is completed.

Salary Rate: $15.71 per hour.

Duties: Primary research responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
· review, synthesize, and report bilingual education literature and programs to the research team;
· schedule meetings and take minutes at all research team meetings;
· schedule interviews, classroom observations, and focus groups;
· interview and transcribe interviews and focus group discussions;
· work with the principle investigator to develop and/or compile bilingual measures for the study;
· manage both the qualitative and quantitative data using computer software such as SPSS and Atlas.ti;
· document the program implementation process;
· assist in data analysis, interpretation, and draft various reports.

Qualifications:

Required
· Enrollment in a College of Education and Human Development graduate degree program.
· Academic and/or research background in education, child development, family social science, educational psychology, or related social science fields.
· Experience in qualitative data collection, especially focus groups and face-to-face interviews, particularly with children of immigrant parents, and quantitative data analyses with a strong experience using SPSS.
· Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
· Ability to maintain accuracy in data collection and other research procedures.
· Familiarity and/or experience working with Hmong and other Southeast Asian children and families.
· Motivated multi-tasker with strong writing skills.

Preferred
· Ability to speak Hmong.
· Experience in observational studies.
· Familiarity of the literature on bilingual education.
· Familiarity of the Hmong population in Minnesota.

Application Materials:
· Current resume or vita.
· An unofficial transcript.
· A sample of writing.

Apply to: Annette Digre
Hmong Bilingual Program
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
140 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
a-digr@umn.edu
Phone: 612 625-4560
FAX: 612 625-0709

Deadline: Application materials are due November 27, 2006.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:25 PM

September 15, 2006

Assistantships

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
Graduate Research Assistant/Project Coordinator
The person in this position will be responsible for providing research support to the tobacco intervention research project under the guidance of Dr. Zha Blong Xiong and his Southeast Asian community research team.

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Posted by lind0449 at 4:11 PM

September 8, 2006

Assistantships

TEACHING ASSISTANTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES FOR UPWARD BOUND
Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded TRiO college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. Now with the College of Education and Human Development, UB provides academic instruction, tutoring, advising and counseling and other support to high schools students in target high schools.(Target schools are Minneapolis North, South and Edison high schools.)

Upward Bound is seeking graduate teaching assistants, undergraduate teaching assistants and tutors for high school classes. These positions require availability Monday – Thursday, 3 – 6 PM and occasional weekend event hours. A criminal background check is required of all employees. Ability to drive a 15-passenger van is desired.* Part time 6-10 hours. Required Training on September 30th. Services provided from October to May.*

Contact: Anna Resele
Academic Coordinator
Upward Bound
2 Appleby Hall
612-625-3369
rese0009@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 2:26 PM

May 19, 2006

Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship: Project Coordinator
Program in Human Sexuality
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Medical School

Application Instructions:

Submit resume' to Stacy Schultz, Program in Human Sexuality, Suite 180, 1300
S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55454 (West Bank Office Building). Email:
slschultz@umphysicians.umn.edu.

Duties:

Manage daily activities of federally funded research grant, including
monitoring budget, purchasing, and compiling required reports to CDCP. Data
collection, subject recruitment. Serve as liaison with criminal justice and
treatment programs to facilitate subject recruitment; travel for recruitment
and data collection, conducting interviews. Assist with data analysis and
manuscript and report writing. Maintain study records; assure that study
protocols are followed and confidentiality is maintained.

Program Description:

Anticipated start date for this 75% position is 7/1/06. Project is expected
to run until August, 2007. Adolescent Sex Offender Research Project. Salary
will depend upon qualifications.

Requirements:

Must be registered for course work in a U of Minnesota graduate or
professional program during the academic year. Graduate student in
psychology, social work, public health, sociology, education, or similar
discipline. Prefer advanced graduate student. Experience with data
analysis using SPSS, experience with use of Excel, Access, Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint. Experience conducting semi-structured or clinical interviews,
and able to develop rapport with treatment providers and probation
professionals. Able to work independently. Able to travel to sites for
data collection and subject recruitment.

Posted by kenne064 at 8:51 AM

December 9, 2005

Assistantships

The Learning Technologies program area in the C&I Department is seeking a 50% graduate assistant available immediately through May, 2006 to assist in designing and developing several online courses in the Learning Technologies program. These courses will focus on K-12 Technology Integration and Distance Education.

Required Experience/Skills includes:

knowledge of instructional design theory
knowledge of web design theory
technical expertise with web design and instructional software (e.g., Dreamweaver; PowerPoint; Captivate or Apreso or Camtasia; Flash)

Preferred Experience/Skills include:

experience in K-12 schooling
experience with online course development

If you are interested in applying for one of these assistantships, please submit your resume and letter of intent via email by December 12th to Dr. Doering (adoering@umn.edu), Dr. Hughes (joanh@umn.edu), and Dr. Hooper (simon@umn.edu) immediately.

Be sure to specify in your letter of intent why you might be a good fit for the position. Individuals with superior qualifications will be contacted quickly to set up interviews. The rate of pay is $15.25/hour and the position includes tuition and insurance benefits.

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Posted by kenne064 at 3:13 PM