Graduate Research Assistant

Swarthmore College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration
Employment Type
Part Time

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. Swarthmore College was recently ranked number 3 in the 2021 US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings -

The Community, School, College Partnership (CSCP) Project at Swarthmore College is currently seeking one or two graduate-level students to serve as research assistants on the Cultivating Community Together Study (CCT) between February 2022 and June 2023. Under the direction of Dr. Edwin Mayorga, CCT is a qualitative and historical study of community and school partnerships in Philadelphia schools past and present. We are developing and using a queer, intersectional abolitionist framework to examine various models of community and school partnerships and the history of Black and other POC-led education movements in Philadelphia with the intention of strengthening the educational experiences for all students, families and educators in Philadelphia today, and into the future.

Essential Responsibilities:
Graduate Research Assistants would support archival research and qualitative, community-based research at one of three research school+community sites.

The typical duties will include:
Co-leading site-based research teams
Meeting with site-based partners
Expanding literature review
Ethnographic and historical data collection
Qualitative data analysis & survey data analysis
Co-authoring and co-presenting final reports & academic papers

For more information about the project

Required Qualifications:

Have a Bachelor's degree in a Social Science or education-related field or currently obtaining a post-baccalaureate degree and minimum one year of experience in education-related fields.

Knowledge of qualitative methods, survey research methods, and historical methods, including coding and data analysis. Familiarity with K-12 education issues and racial and political economic frames of analysis and advocacy.

The ideal candidate should also be highly flexible, detail-oriented, patient, exceptionally organized, be able to collaborate with, and lead, others.

Must be available 15-20 hours/month and able to commit to working through June 2023

For full consideration, submit applications including resume and cover letter with salary expectations by February 28, 2022.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Advertised: Feb 11 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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