Undergraduate Research Assistant

    University Park, PA 16802
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    Penn State Brandywine is seeking part-time Undergraduate Research Assistants to support a faculty digital humanities project focusing on Civil War soldier newspapers and wartime printing.The project combines historical research about Civil War newspapers, database construction, and digital storytelling and visualization programs.

    Job description:
    • record bibliographical information from Civil War newspapers into a database;
    • research biographical and historical details about individual soldiers and regiments;
    • investigate and learn how to use different digital storytelling and visualization programs;
    • collaborate with faculty and other research assistants to create a digital platform for publishing scholarship about Civil War soldier newspapers.
    • Approximately 10-20 hours per week, depending on number of qualified applicants.
    Required skills:
    • Training will be provided, but students should be able to learn and work independently.
    • Students should also have strong organizational skills;
    • strong verbal and written communication skills;
    • a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
    • Open to any major, including but not limited to: English, History, American Studies, IST, Communications, CAS, and Psychology.
    • Students should be enrolled at Penn State Brandywine.
    The position begins immediately and will continue through June 30, 2020.

    This position will report to Dr. James Berkey.Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Berkey to learn more about the position.To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume, in addition to the Penn State employment application.


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    Posting ID: 554948312Posted: 2020-05-21