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Research Assistant I - Public Health/Health Sciences, IHP

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    Junior (1-2 years)

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach a cover letter as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relates to the qualifications of this position.


The University of Michigan-Flint is seeking a Research Assistant I (Temporary). This research is part of the DEI Centers Project: Exploring the History, Role of Student Activism, Administrative Leadership, and Fiscal Decisions in the Founding and Maintenance of Select DEI Centers at the University of Michigan-Flint, led by Dr. Lisa Lapeyrouse and funded by the University of Michigan's Inclusive History Project.

Three objectives of this work are:

  • Research and document the history, role of student activism in the establishment of the Intercultural Center on the UM-Flint Campus
  • Research and document how changes in leadership and funding have shaped and reshaped the Intercultural Center's infrastructure, capacity, priorities and programming over time
  • Research and document the relationship between student's sense of belonging and the Intercultural Center

This position is from July 2024 through December 31, 2024 for approximately 6 hours per week. Work schedule will be determined after hire to account for a student's work schedule, if applicable.


Include, but are not limited to:

  • Interviewing, collecting and organizing historical documents and materials
  • Preparing historical documents and materials for preservation
  • Instrument design
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Presentation/dissemination of research findings

Required Qualifications*

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Research experience
  • Ability to work at the UM-Flint Campus (not a remote position)
  • Available at least 6 hours per week

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior research experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to respect confidentiality
  • Knowledge of the Intercultural Center's mission, programming and patrons/clientele
  • Undergraduate student in good standing with the University of Michigan-Flint

Additional Information

University of Michigan-Flint - Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of Michigan-Flint's DEI plan can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/dei/?

The University of Michigan-Flint exhibits its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through enacting fair practices, policies, and procedures particularly in support of the equitable participation of the historically underserved. UM-Flint recognizes the value of diversity in our efforts to provide equitable access and opportunities to all regardless of individual identities in support of a climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency.

Diversity is a core value at University of Michigan-Flint. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning for the purpose of becoming global citizens in a connected world.

Background Screening

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Application Deadline

Temporary job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the fourth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Working Title

Research Assistant I - Public Health/Health Sciences, IHP

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Work Location

Flint Campus

Flint, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Flint Hlth Prof Stud


Flint Dept Pub Hlth & Hlth Sci

Posting Begin/End Date

7/10/2024 - 7/20/2024


$15.00 - $28.00

Career Interest

Temporary Job Opening

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