[Air-L] Research Assistantship Position

Jennifer Stromer-Galley jstromer at albany.edu
Wed Oct 7 10:18:17 PDT 2009

The Department of Communication at the University at Albany, SUNY seeks
applications for an immediate Research Assistantship to begin in Spring
2010, offered through its doctoral program.  Applicants must be accepted
to the Ph.D. program to qualify for this position.  The research
assistantship entails work on a federally funded research project
directed by Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley that aims to predict real
world characteristics of players in virtual worlds, such as World of
Warcraft and Second Life. 

The research assistant would work 20 hours per week on the following
kinds of duties:  assist in recruiting research participants, providing
technical support, monitoring player interactions, conducting literature
searches, and data collection and data analysis. The RA should have a
strong GPA, high GRE scores, a passion for research, and ideally an
interest or knowledge in interpersonal interaction and/or
computer-mediated communication.

Compensation includes a stipend (including summer support) and up to 9
credits of in-state tuition per semester. 

The graduate student would be joining the newly established doctoral
program in communication in the department. For more information please
see http://www.albany.edu/communication/grad-doc-studies.htm. Faculty in
the department specialize in political, health, organizational,
interpersonal/intercultural, and computer-mediated communication.

If interested or would like further information about the research
assistantship, please email Dr. Stromer-Galley at jstromer at albany.edu.

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