[CITASA] Funded RA positions for new students at UT Austin School of Information

Diane Bailey debailey at ischool.utexas.edu
Wed Oct 8 17:01:32 EDT 2014


The University of Texas at Austin School of Information
 
Research Assistant Position for ICT4D Research 
A graduate research assistant position in ICT4D research is available at The
University of Texas at Austin School of Information for a new doctoral
student entering the PhD program in Fall 2015. Interested applicants must
apply to the doctoral program and be admitted through the school's normal
selection process as explained online:
<https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/admissions/phd> iSchool PhD admissions.
Please note the application deadline is November 15, 2014. 
Interested students should contact Professor Diane Bailey via email:
<mailto:debailey at ischool.utexas.edu> debailey at ischool.utexas.edu. Applicants
must be fluent in Spanish, willing to conduct extended qualitative fieldwork
in South America (likely as the sole researcher on our team at a site) as
well as quantitative work, and interested in the topic of information and
communication technologies for development (ICT4D). This
<http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1412924&HistoricalAwards=fa
lse> abstract describes the research project.
The position includes three years guaranteed (and four expected) of full
tuition plus a stipend of $24,000 dependent upon satisfactory performance in
the doctoral program and on the project. As a Ph.D. student in the School of
Information, you would be eligible for continued funding through in-coming
grants, teaching assistantships, and instructor positions. We welcome
inquiries from students interested in pursuing academic careers, coming from
diverse academic and social backgrounds. Applicants with professional work
experience are particularly encouraged to apply, as are students currently
completing their masters or undergraduate degrees. 
Research Assistant Position for Research in Information Work and Workers
A graduate research assistant position in research on information work and
workers is available at The University of Texas at Austin School of
Information for a new doctoral student entering the PhD program in Fall
2015. Interested applicants must apply to the doctoral program and be
admitted through the school's normal selection process as explained online:
<https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/admissions/phd> iSchool PhD admissions.
Please note the application deadline is November 15, 2014. 
The faculty and students in the  <http://blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/iwrg/>
Information Work Research Group (IWRG) undertake empirical studies of
information workers in their workplaces, exploring how work and occupations
are changing. We draw primarily on ethnography, participant observation,
interviews and archive analysis to explore occupations such as records
managers, remote financial professions, digital humanists, open source
software developers and online community managers. Please contact any IWRG
<http://blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/iwrg/iwrg-directors/> faculty member to
discuss your interest in the position.
 
The position provides full tuition, a stipend of $20,000 and research travel
support for one year. As a Ph.D. student in the School of Information, you
would be eligible for continued funding through in-coming grants, teaching
assistantships, and instructor positions. We welcome inquiries from students
interested in pursuing academic careers, coming from diverse academic and
social backgrounds. Applicants with professional work experience are
particularly encouraged to apply, as are students currently completing their
masters or undergraduate degrees.
 
 
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