University of Virginia - Students

Student Research Assistant (Student Wage)

Employment typePart-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: R0044739

      Dr. Jonee Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education (CISE) at the School of Education and Human Development, is seeking multiple undergraduate or master’s-level research assistants to start this Spring semester and extend into Summer 2023.

      The team for the Validation of the Equity and Access Rubrics for Mathematics Instruction (VEAR-MI) project is working to validate a measure (called the EAR-MI), which was developed to capture practices aimed to support marginalized students in gaining access and more equitably participating in rigorous math activity in elementary and middle-school classrooms. An important step in the validation process is comparing others individuals’ use of the EAR-MI rubric to that of expert raters. You can read more about the VEAR-MI project on our website.

      As a VEAR-MI rater, you will learn how to rate videos that capture math instruction in elementary and middle school classrooms using the EAR-MI measure. To start, you will be required to attend a training that will take place in March 2023. After the training, you will rate practice videos with the goal of becoming reliable with using the EAR-MI measure. Students who become reliable with using the measure will go on to code additional videos throughout the Summer 2023. This is a great opportunity for students studying education, teaching, or psychology to gain research experience.

      Responsibilities include:

      • Work as part of a research team to rate videos with the EAR-MI measure
      • Attend a training session in March 2023
      • Attend weekly team meetings
      • Assist with data entry, basic descriptive data analysis, and other tasks related to the preparation of reports

      Please reach out to Jasmine Truong at if you have any questions.

      If you are interested in working as a coder with the VEAR-MI project beginning in March 2023, please submit your resume/CV, and a letter of interest that outlines (1) why you are interested in research with our lab (2) any experiences you have with research, and (3) your future career goals.

      Salary: $15/hour for undergraduate students, $21/hour for master’s students

      Time: 15-20 hours/week


      • Must be an undergraduate or master’s student at the University of Virginia
      • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Suite is required
      • Background in Education, Teaching, Youth & Social Innovation, or Human Development is preferred
      • Past courses at the School of Education and Human Development in curriculum and instruction, teaching mathematics, teaching assessment, or educational psychology are preferred, but not required
      • Past experience with social science research methods, or in a research lab is preferred, but not required.


      This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

      The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

  • About the company

      The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia.