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Comparative Politics Research Assistant (Student)

American University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

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School of Public Affairs

Time Type:

Part time

Job Description:

Research Assistant for Prof. Saul Newman for Fall 2024. Responsibilities include: Library research, data gathering and data analysis for projects on voting behavior, nationalism and religion in politics.

  • Must be an SPA MA, MPA, MPP student with an interest in Comparative Politics.

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics.

  • Data analysis skills and comparative politics knowledge preferred.

  • An interview will be requested.

  • Up to 20/hr. a week for Fall 2024. There will be some weekly variation in hours.

  • $18.50/hour for MA-level students.

In addition to submitting an application via Workday:

Forward Resume and cover letter to:

Saul Newman

Associate Dean, School of Public Affairs

Work Study:


Other Details
  • This position is available only to enrolled American University students.

  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • American University is an E-Verify employer.

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