Research Assistant at Chapman University in Orange, California

Posted in Other 4 days ago.





Job Description:

Position Title:

Research Assistant


Position Type:

Administrator


Job Number:

20171083


Full or Part Time:

Part Time


Employee Status :

Regular


Posting Date:

08/20/2021


Job Description Summary:

Working under supervision and also independently, the Research Assistant carries out the tasks related to a specific research project-such as a book, article, or other publication, or other type of research. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned depending on the needs of a particular research project.


Responsibilities:

Under supervision of the faculty member, participate in the plan and design of the research project. Duties include:


  • Maintain familiarity with related and competitor works

  • Conduct literature reviews

  • Collect and analyze primary and secondary sources

  • Maintain project files

  • Track progress of research projects

  • Prepare material for interview subjects

  • Maintain relevant social media presence across multiple platforms

  • Process the results of interviews

  • Interact with other scholars, authors, archives, research institutions, and the media

  • Maintain familiarity with scholarly and popular review outlets, literary agents, and the publishing industry and trends

  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:



  • MA in History Preferred

  • Proven ability to conduct research in a professional manner

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Proven ability to work independently and evaluate data, assess alternatives, and formulate logical and sound decisions and/or recommendations.

  • Experience with relevant specialized software and databases, as required by a project

  • Experience in organizing and presenting data

  • Strong writing and editing skills to prepare and proofread clear, concise, and grammatically correct business correspondence, reports and publications and communicate complex information.


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