Student Hourly: Center for Undergraduate Research Emerging Scholars

Position Overview

Emerging Scholars are to assist a professor with a research or creative project and participate in professional development sessions throughout the academic year (fall and spring semesters).

Job Description

  • Assist a professor on a research or creative project. Duties will vary by project.
  • Meet with professor and other members of research group weekly as required.
  • Communicate progress and results of your research or creative work.
  • Attend monthly professional development meetings for all Emerging Scholars & one-on-one meetings with Center staff and/or peer mentors, complete monthly assignments.
  • Arrive to scheduled work shift on time.
  • Respond to email and/or phone calls or other communications within 2 business days (48 hours).

Required Qualifications

  • ​​​​Prior acceptance into the Emerging Scholars program.
  • Must be available to work with your professor at least 4 hours per week (but not exceeding 7 hours per week on average) and attend monthly group and individual professional development meetings.
  • An undergraduate student in good standing at the University of Kansas enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for Fall 2024.
  • Awarded and accepted a Federal Work Study award of $2,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students.

Additional Candidate Instructions

  • Review the “I-9 Acceptable Document List” to know what documents are required to complete the hiring/onboarding process. The I-9 Acceptable Document List is here:
  • A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, and resume. Only complete applications will be considered.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dawn Tallchief, PhD
Assistant Director for Student Programs
Center for Undergraduate Research |

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Work Schedule

The participant’s class schedule will be paramount in determining their work schedule.

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27834BR
  • Department:  Undergraduate Research
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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