DCS: Research Assistant (S99986) (S99980)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities



Digital and Computational Studies (DCS) is a new program at Bates, poised to develop a curriculum that blends computing across the breadth of the liberal arts. A critical part of our work this year is to develop, through interviews and small-group conversations, a deep and wide picture of how computing might play a role curricularly (in programs and departments) as well as extracurricularly (impacting student life in a wide variety of ways). That information will inform the courses we develop and faculty we hire as DCS grows as a program at Bates.

As a candidate, you should be excited about: engaging in research online; building community with groups of students and faculty;  entering and organizing data (in spreadsheets or a database); and collaborating with our new chair of DCS. An interest in education, curriculum design, and qualitative research methods are all a plus.

The Basics

Department: Unknown
Supervisor: Matthew Jadud
Office Location: 365 Pettengill
Email: mjadud@bates.edu
Pay Grade:
Hours: 5-10
Workers: 2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Required Experience: A Research Assistant to Digital and Computational Studies must be a responsible, detail oriented person, and a recommendation either from a previous employer or faculty/staff member with whom you have worked closely in some capacity. Desired Experience: Experience with qualitative research methods a plus, as well as interest in education and and the development of curriculum and community.


Reports to the Director of Digital and Computational Studies


Office Environment