The Williams College Psychology Department seeks a responsible,
organized individual with strong communication skills for the
position of Technical Assistant. You will work in a dynamic and
diverse environment, providing instructional support for faculty
teaching students in a variety of courses, supervising student
teaching assistants, and supporting ongoing student and faculty
research programs. In addition, you will provide technical support
within the department (e.g., maintaining computers, setting up
demonstration equipment). Ideal candidates will have a strong
background in research design and methodology as well as a
foundation in data analysis. We also seek someone with strong
interpersonal skills who can work well in a vibrant environment
that includes 16 faculty members in our department. You will have
the opportunity to become meaningfully involved in ongoing research
within the department. The psychology department serves over 100
juniors and seniors majors, many pursuing independent and mentored
research. If you like working with people, have strong research
design and quantitative skills, and seek a position with diverse
responsibilities, we encourage you to apply.
Williams is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and
accessibility. The successful candidate will excel at working in a
community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity,
socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and
You will provide critical curriculum support for Introductory
- Setting up laboratory sessions and demonstrations
- Training and supervising student teaching assistants
- Grading assignments and communicating with students.
You will support Experimentation & Statistics and some
upper-level research seminars by:
- Supporting small research teams on study design and
implementation, possibly including use of Qualtrics and/or
SurveyMonkey for developing materials and MTurk and/or Prolific for
online study administration.
- Helping students conduct basic statistical analyses using SPSS
You will also be responsible for a variety of psychology department
- Managing the research participant pool and working with
students and faculty who engage with the participant pool
- Providing general technical support including recording talks,
maintaining department computers, and helping organize and support
Finally, you will have the opportunity to join a faculty member’s
research laboratory and participate in the design, implementation,
analysis, and write-up of research studies.
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology or other STEM field and
experience with research design/methods is required.
- Experience with survey/questionnaire design (e.g.,
SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics), online subject interfaces (e.g.,
Mechanical Turk, Prolific), statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R),
and programming (e.g., Python, R) is desirable, though training can
- You must be organized, independent, and self-motivated.
- You must be able to communicate effectively and empathetically
with a diverse population of students and faculty.
- You must have strong written and verbal communication
Application review will begin on May 16, 2023, and will continue
until the position is filled. Pay range is from $19 to $26 per
hour, commensurate with experience. Job band 19. Please visit
https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply - all applications
will be reviewed by the search committee.
Conditions of Employment
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of
background information submitted by the applicant, including the
completion of a criminal record check, and education when
applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption
and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a
condition of employment at Williams.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination,
Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive
community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and
thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons
with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If
reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job
application or interview process please feel free to contact us via
phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.