Temporary Student Assistant
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Temporary Student Assistant.Position Details
118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Trent Lott Center - Operations Position Type Staff Employment Status Part Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date Open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Temporary student assistant position in Hattiesburg. This is an ideal job for an incoming graduate student. Job Summary This role is a student assistant position within the MSED program that will conduct research activities and supports the efforts of the Center. The role will assist in community outreach and engagement activities. The student assistant will work on significant sponsored research projects for clients such as the US Department of Defense, state government agencies, and other local, state, national, and international and private organizations. Projects may involve economic and fiscal impact studies, strategic plans, feasibility studies, highest & best use studies, and marketing studies. Some recent projects include: a study of the economic and fiscal impact of a solar farm on a Mississippi Delta community; a geospatial targeting analysis of secondary wood products manufacturing industrial sites; an assessment of the development feasibility of a coastal boardwalk and marina on the Gulf Coast; and a cybersecurity labor market analysis. To do these projects, the applicant will receive training in advanced data analytics and mapping tools.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Preferred Qualifications Be enrolled in Master of Science in Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi
About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www. usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.