Penn State Wilkes-Barre
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Administration of Justice
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The role of the Research Assistant is to support the faculty with research projects. The primary duties for the Spring Research Assistant will be to work with faculty to perform a literature review and to assist in other preliminary stages of research concerning individual happiness and restorative justice. The Research Assistant may also be asked to provide assistance with clerical tasks, such as typing or filing, as associated with research. The Research Assistant may also be asked to attend meetings with faculty to discuss, plan, or carry out research. Work location will primarily be the common area of Science 108, with some duties performed in the library or off-campus with faculty. The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, including the use of verbal and written communication, pay close attention to detail, be reliable and dependable and should have an interest in research and research process. Must be able to work 10 hours per week from the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester, with a possibility of the position continuing through the 2020-2021 academic year. Primarily day hours Monday-Friday, with the possibility of some evening or weekend work. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088