Undergraduate Student Research Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Library Learning Services


The Student Engagement Librarian seeks an undergraduate student to assist with a large research project around student engagement. Mapping the student engagement journey (https://sites.psu.edu/mappingstudentengagement/) is a research project funded through the Student Engagement Network and will explore how undergraduate students at University Park discover, choose, and experience these opportunities. The Student Research Assistant will help conduct in-depth interviews, code data, and has the opportunity for presentation and publication at a local and national level. Position will be for no more than 10 hours a week during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. Applicant should be interested in pursuing undergraduate research and playing an active role in a research project; have an eagerness to learn and curiosity to explore; be a motivated and independent worker; and have excellent communication skills, in-person and online. Other desired requirements include: Previous experience with undergraduate research (including IRB training) and knowledge of the University Libraries. Please submit a resume/CV and a brief cover letter with your motivation for participating in this project and what student engagement has meant to you as a Penn State undergraduate.

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