FWS - Social Sciences, Justice Lab student worker - 21-22

Responsibilities: 1. Download, digitally organize, and identify newspaper articles with protest events related to the Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP) and ANTIFA, with special emphasis on Pikeville, KY and Central Appalachia; additional projects on drug abuse/addiction/treatment as well as homelessness are also underway. 2. Conduct quantitative and qualitative content analysis on the policing and social control of TWP/ANTIFA protest events using detailed operational and training protocol as defined in the Stanford University - Ratliff Coding Manual and Event Identification Guide. 3. Analyze and transcribe digital video (i.e. YouTube videos, news coverage, film/documentary footage) and produce detailed academic notes with precision/accuracy as well as assisting in constructing timeliness from various media forms and drafting/writing selections of transcribed video. 4. Assist Dr. Ratliff and other students on the project in compiling, researching, and writing papers for presentation at scholarly conferences and submission for publication.

IMPORTANT: Students who produce quality work will get conference presentation and publication credit based on the amount and quality of that work. a. Dr. Ratliff's personal policy is to give his student co-writers fair authorship credit and rights which not only teaches them about teamwork and the academic and technical writing field but advances their careers by publishing and the networking exposure students gain at professional conferences.

Preferred Skills: • Computer knowledge, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Social Media & New Technology, and other skills including: intermediate and advanced data entry, content analysis coding, formatting social scientific results in tables using Microsoft Word and data analysis software (for example, SPSS, QDA Miner, GIS). • Attention to detail • Strong active listening abilities • Public speaking • Written & verbal communication • Customer focused • Willingness to learn new things

Work Schedule: The priority work schedule is our open hours (M-F, 11am-4pm) and during special events. Work hours can be flexible to accommodate the students' class schedule: • Saturday - Saturday: (Rarely)

Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: • Machinery • Light intensity

Physical demands included here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: • Keyboarding • Reaching/handling • Lifting up to 10-15 lbs. • Carrying up to 10-15 lbs.

No prior experience is required, though various types of academic and work force experience will be considered.

Additional Comments: This work study appointment has the dual goal of providing students with practical and academic skills while working to complete a major research project on the Traditionalist Workers Party/ANTIFA protest in Pikeville, KY, which demonstrated the "successful" operation of social control (no violence, death, property damage, injuries, etc.) in Pikeville compared to other towns and cities which have faced violence and even death across the country. We will work to create a typology of best practices which may be used in the creation of policy suggestions and empirically based procedural protocol that could assist law enforcement at the local, state, and national level. Students who participate in this work study will be learning real world skills directly translatable to good jobs while also having the opportunity to be a servant for the community striving for non-violence and prosperity. 

Number of positions: 5

Pay Rate:  $8.25

To Apply, complete required sections and upload your academic schedule (and practice schedule) in addition to uploading your resume or complete and upload the document titled "Student Employment Application".

Application Notes: Resumes and applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5216.

Date Posted: 08/05/2021
Department: Social Sciences
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Federal Work Study