Cynthia A. Kierner
Professor of History
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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About This Position:
The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is hiring a graduate research assistant (GRA) at a 20-hour per week commitment. The position runs August 25, 2021- May 24, 2022. There is the possibility of 2022 summer support and a continuation in the 2022-2023 academic year.
The position provides an academic year stipend of $20,000 and graduate student health insurance (GSHI) coverage, but does not provide a tuition waiver or funding, which needs to be provided by the studentís home department.
The GRA will work at the Institute for Immigration Research Office Suite on the Fairfax Campus. Given COVID-19 conditions, there may be an opportunity/necessity for some remote work, however at this time our expectation is that this will be an in-person position.
This position reports to Dr. James Witte, Director of the Institute for Immigration Research. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [log in to unmask] Applications must be received by Friday August 13, 2021 to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The position involves support for all research activities central to the IIR mission. These include:
About the Institute for Immigration Research:
The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) https://iir.gmu.edu/ is a multidisciplinary research institute at George Mason University. The IIRís mission is to produce valid, reliable, and objective multidisciplinary research on immigrants and immigration to the United States and to disseminate this information through peer-reviewed academic journals, as well as in print and digital formats that make this research easily accessible to policy-makers, the media, the business community, and the general public.
Our faculty affiliates, graduate students, and partners are at the forefront of immigration research. The IIR produces high quality, timely research and analysis that examines the economic contributions of all immigrants in the United States, with a particular emphasis on immigrant entrepreneurs with high levels of education and skills.
Marguerite Rippy, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs College of Humanities & Social Sciences