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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Minorities at Risk Project

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Minorities at Risk Project

January 19, 2011

The Minorities at Risk Project is accepting applications for multiple part-time research assistant positions. View PDF for full details.

These are part-time, hourly appointments, funded through grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. Research assistants will work on collecting and standardizing information on violent and non-violent political organization that are mobilized through ethnic identities.

Research assistants will record information  a process known as "coding"  on a wide range of indicators that include everything from the type of leadership the organization has, to what type of international support the organization receives, to whether the organization uses political violence or engages in terrorism.

There will be a training period at the start of the positions. Researchers will focus on organizations based in the Middle East/North Africa or post-Communist regions.

The hourly rate of pay for these positions is $10-12/hour, depending on the qualifications and previous experience of the applicant.

The Minorities at Risk (MAR) Project is a research project that monitors and analyzes the status and conflicts of politically-active communal groups in all countries with a current population of at least 500,000. MAR currently tracks 284 politically-active ethnic groups throughout the world from 1945  identifying where they are, what they do, and what happens to them. MAR focuses specifically on ethnopolitical groups, non-state communal groups that have "political significance" in the contemporary world because of their status and political actions.

In 2005, MAR began a new project, MAROB (Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior), which tracks organizations all over the world claiming to represent minorities. This project aims to answer some fundamental questions of interest to scholars, policy makers, and the general public about why