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Research Assistant: School of Information Sciences


School of Information Sciences


Research Assistantship


25%, for two months

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Environmental Scan of Computational Arrangement and Description in Archives

In this project, we are exploring recent work using computational techniques for the purposes of arrangement and description of archives materials. The research assistant will contribute to a report listing and describing each project, evaluating the state-of-the-art, gaps, and future needs.

This is a 25% appointment for 2 summer months (June & July). 

Tasks of the research assistant include:

  • Conducting literature searches and reviews
  • Systematically coding documents for themes related to archival concepts
  • Analyze published projects for technical features
  • Read and discuss relevant research literature
  • Other research duties as assigned, including proofreading, bibliographic management.

Approx. 80% of the time will be working independently, and 20% of the time in meetings with Professor Maemura.


Students will be paid according to current iSchool assistantship rates. Contact hiring faculty member for specifics. 

Application Procedure

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Dr. Emily Maemura ( 

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please apply by June 1 for strongest consideration. 

Contact Info

Contact Name

Emily Maemura

Start Date

Thursday, June 16, 2022