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Template Title Academic Technician - Psychology (AF9986)
Position Title Academic Technician
Pay Grade Level Sr. Contributor / Administrator B
Position Type Exempt
Job Summary/Basic Function

Provides support for faculty in teaching and research. Preparing tutorials on different software or materials typically used by the department and psychologists, assists in grading objective assignments (i.e., multiple choice), and other duties that are more specific to each course or faculty member.
Manages the departmental participant pool and coordinates with faculty and student researchers on departmental procedures in collecting data from students in the 100 level courses. Provides support on managing the departmental website, Facebook page, and meets with students as requested.

Essential Duties
  • At faculty request, plan and develop research projects for
    specific courses, for advanced students, and for faculty
    scholarship. For example,
    • create online surveys;
    • make audio/video stimuli for use in experiments;
    • devise data-coding and -entry protocols;
    • assist with data-coding and -entry;
    • instruct students and faculty in using research software;
    • manage group projects in some courses.
  • Manage department’s participant pool.
    • Solicit investigator requests for participants and consult with
      Participant Pool Committee to set participation requirement
      each semester.
    • Provide an orientation to the pool requirement and its
      implementation to students in all introductory courses.
    • Track and record all approved studies and subjects’
      participation therein.
    • Train advanced students in using software to record
      participation in research studies.
    • Provide alternative participation experiences.
    • Notify faculty re: students’ standing with respect to required
      research participation.
  • Assist in teaching psychology courses, including (but not
    limited to) intermediate and upper-level courses in research
    methods. Examples include guest lectures and/or instructional
    media on various Method and Design topics. (e.g. SPSS, online
    survey software, using participant tracking software, etc.);
    demonstrating how to use IRB forms and software; class prep
    and administration help as needed (e.g., create handouts,
    grade assignments, show videos, proctor tests in emergencies);
    lab and demonstration setups as needed.
  • Oversee the setup, maintenance, and renewal of bulletin boards and other faculty and departmental displays. On
    request, help develop and update Faculty web pages.
  • Routinely monitor equipment, including computers, and report
    problems to appropriate IT staff.
  • Inventory and general upkeep of lab equipment.
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, math or computer science is required wit 1-3 years’ related work experience.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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