A graduate research assistant position in ICT4D research is available at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information for a new doctoral student entering the PhD program in Fall 2015. Interested applicants must apply to the doctoral program and be admitted through the school's normal selection process as explained online: PhD admissions. Please note the application deadline is November 15, 2014.
Interested students should contact Professor Diane Bailey via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish, willing to conduct extended qualitative fieldwork in South America (likely as the sole researcher on our team at a site) as well as quantitative work, and interested in the topic of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). This abstract describes the research project.
The position includes three years guaranteed (and four expected) of full tuition plus a stipend of $24,000 dependent upon satisfactory performance in the doctoral program and on the project. As a Ph.D. student in the School of Information, you would be eligible for continued funding through in-coming grants, teaching assistantships, and instructor positions. We welcome inquiries from students interested in pursuing academic careers, coming from diverse academic and social backgrounds. Applicants with professional work experience are particularly encouraged to apply, as are students currently completing their masters or undergraduate degrees.