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Part-Time, Research and Course Development Assistant at Indiana University

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Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Job Description:

The Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands offers hourly employment opportunities to Indiana University students and members of the community. This is an opportunity for hands-on experience with the Eppley Institute and its partners. The position will focus on research and online course development and management in a variety of topics pertaining to parks, recreation, and public lands. The Eppley Institute maintains data from a variety of service and research projects including park and recreation master plan community engagement components, online course evaluations and assessments, perceptions of trail users and non-trail users, and rural community perceptions on park, recreation, and tourism resources and opportunities. The position would be responsible for working on literature reviews, data analyses, writing for peer-reviewed publications as well as the potential for study design and data collection. The person in this position would also be responsible for working with Project Managers to develop instructional design and research content for courses and write online course content. There may be a need for grading online certificate program student assignments.

Assignments May Include:
* Online research
* Literature reviews
* Study design in collaboration with the Assistant Research Scientist
* Preparation for data collection including gathering study samples
* Data collection and input
* Technical report writing
* Coordinating project logistics, including note taking and stakeholder engagement
* Instructional design and online course content authoring
* Online certificate program grading
* Some travel may be required

Note: The hours are flexible, with a commitment of up to 20 hours per week.

Duration of the position is from August to December 2019, with the possibility for an extension

Bachelor's degree.

Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Familiarity with online research, including literature reviews, database management and spreadsheet programs. Analytical writing abilities. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals. Organizational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks in a timely manner. Ability to run multivariate statistical analyses using SPSS, or familiarity with course design software.

Preferred Qualifications

Higher degree, or pursuing a higher degree. Experience in parks and recreation, adult education/instructional design, or a social sciences discipline. Self-starter.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands