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Student Research Assistantship Openings

THREE Research Assistant positions are available with SMS faculty member Sumita Chakravarty for 2014-15 for a research project on migration. Prof. Chakravarty is looking for energetic, collaborative, and enthusiastic researchers to assist in different aspects of the project. A GPA of 3.8 or higher is preferred, and the ability to work independently, develop and design research ideas, meet deadlines, organize and present findings. Each RA will be expected to work 5 hours a week for two semesters (28 weeks in total) starting September 2014 @ $ 17.00 an hour. Hours and schedules are flexible, and can be worked out to students’ availability. Applicants should be Media Studies or Parsons graduate students at the New School through Spring 2015.


Position #1 qualifications: Website building, programming, and functionality, with moderate to advanced knowledge of HTML; ability to work with WordPress templates; some prior experience in developing websites.

Position # 2 qualifications: Familiarity with advanced digital media research techniques and methodologies such as infographics and data visualization.

Position # 3 qualifications: Good working knowledge of Spanish, French, or German for access to bibliographies in one or more of those languages; ability to access archival and historical collections of textual, image, media, and digital resources. Video editing skills a plus.


If you think you have any of these skills or would like to discuss your own strengths, PLEASE APPLY by August 22, 2014 with statement of interest and CV to

with subject line: RA Application