Undergraduate Research Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Brandywine
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Penn State Brandywine is seeking part-time Undergraduate Research Assistants to support a faculty digital humanities project focusing on Civil War soldier newspapers and wartime printing. The project combines historical research about Civil War newspapers, database construction, and digital storytelling and visualization programs. The students hired as research assistants will record bibliographical information from Civil War newspapers into a database; research biographical and historical details about individual soldiers and regiments; investigate and learn how to use different digital storytelling and visualization programs; and collaborate with faculty and other research assistants to create a digital platform for publishing scholarship about Civil War soldier newspapers. Training will be provided, but students should be able to learn and work independently. Students should also have strong organizational skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Open to any major, including but not limited to: English, History, American Studies, IST, Communications, CAS, and Psychology. Approximately 10-20 hours per week, depending on number of qualified applicants. The position begins immediately with the possibility of continuing in the spring semester. This position will report to Dr. James Berkey. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Berkey ( jhb5255@psu.edu) to learn more about the position. To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to EJMS, in addition to the Penn State employment application.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088