Part-Time Research Support (Quality Talk)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Education
Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education
Full/Part Time:


The Quality Talk has an opening for an hourly employee to work on our education research projects. The projects are focused on developing and refining Quality Talk, a classroom discussion model currently being implemented Professional Development Schools (PDS) classes and elementary schools. The Research Assistant will be working with teachers and other project research assistants. Responsibilities include coding, scoring, and analyzing video discourse data as well as scanning, scoring, and managing other aspects of printed assessments. The ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Moderate-to-advanced computer/technology literacy is a plus. The candidate must be willing to occasionally travel between University Park and the Altoona Area. All travel will be reimbursed. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting their qualifications, a curriculum vita or resume, and the name, e-mail address, and phone number of at least one academic reference who can speak to your abilities. Cover letter should indicate hours and availability. This is a part-time position paid at $10.00/hour. Hours are negotiable but we would need a minimum of 10 hours per week.

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