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Class II - Student Research Review Assistant - 205
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Job ID 8609
Employer Enrichment Programs
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Faculty Name: A. Harris Fairbanks, Associate Professor

Faculty Department: English

Brief Position Description:        Research assistance in this position will contribute to a book manuscript now in a completed draft that studies three culturally influential systems serving as paradigm examples of three human drives:  Euclid’s geometry and the quest for truth; chess and competition; parliamentary procedure and cooperation.  The conclusion traces the interaction of these three systems in American political history from their climactic convergence in the late eighteenth century to their highly contested state at the present moment.

Job Description:

A student in this position will assist faculty in research efforts by conducting reviews of literature and subject material specific to research topics. Research activities may include:

  • Compile a list of possible reference from index or abstract sources
  • Look up and check references
  • Extract information from sources
  • Transcribe
  • Proofread and edit research copy
  • Prepare bibliography
  • Read and summarize related literature
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed
Job Requirements

Students MUST:

  • Be an undergraduate student with a Federal work-study award
  • Be able to operate a computer and other research equipment
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Submit a short report detailing research progress during each semester of participation
  • Attend two professional development events per semester (e.g., CCD workshop, department colloquium speaker, dissertation defense) and submit a brief reflection report for each
  • Present poster about the research experience at a Frontiers in Undergraduate Research exhibition or complete a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the academic year

 Qualifications that would be helpful but are not required:

  • Basic knowledge of the rules of chess and some experience playing chess
  • A high school or college course in geometry
  • Some background in American political history
Hourly Rate $10.50/hour
Funding Source Storrs Work-Study
Time Frame Academic Year
Primary Contact Jodi Eskin
Primary Contact's Email
Work Location
Phone Number 860-486-7939
Fax Number 860-486-0222