Position Opening: Research Assistant in the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society

The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society at the University of Tennessee is now accepting applications for a doctoral student Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will be responsible for providing wide array of support for field-based evaluation projects, including: data collection; data entry; database management; provision of ongoing internal and external reports, and assisting the Center staff in the dissemination and utilization of evaluation information and other grant requirements. Candidate must have the capacity to work independently as well as with a team. The Research Assistant will be expected to work 20 hours per week.

Master’s Degree in social science or related field
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and supervisors
Strong computer skills in data management, document creation, and system maintenance to include Microsoft Excel and Word, SPSS, and online survey platforms such as SurveyMonkey
Previous experience managing multiple data sets preferred
Previous experience with mixed-methods preferred
Previous international research experience preferred, but not necessary
In addition, successful applicants will:
Have excellent organizational skills;
Pay attention to detail;
Take initiative;
Have excellent writing and/or research skills
Preference will be given to PhD students who are in the early stages of their program of study. Interested applicants should send a CV/resume and cover letter describing their interest in working with the Center and previous research experience. All application materials should be sent to Dr. Carolyn Spellings at cturnley@utk.edu by January 9, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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