Psychology Faculty Assistant/Research Assistant (Danker/Prunty)

Student Job - Tuition Position

Two Opening Fall 2023 with Dr. Danker and Dr. Prunty

Job Description

Performs a wide range of skilled administrative duties for faculty in the Psychology Department. Executes, with proficiency, a broad range of technical systems in supporting teaching and research. Prepares materials for publications and/or grants.

  • Provides wide ranges of clerical support including: typing, composing, and editing letters, reports, lecture/course materials, and presentations. Prepares copy for publication or submission of grant proposals and/or reports.
  • Provides tutoring services to students in Introductory Psychology and other courses, including attending classes, holding review sessions, and providing active support for enrolled students.
  • Uses multiple technical applications including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics and presentation software, electronic calendar, email, and other technical/scientific applications.
  • Serves as principal contact and source of information for students, staff, and other faculty when Psychology faculty are not available.
  • Coordinates events, including conferences, seminars, and colloquia.
  • Performs library/research work and summarizes findings.
  • Proctors exams as needed.
  • Participates in research meetings and laboratory work to include literature searches, study design, and data collection, entry, cleaning, and analysis. Knowledge of and comfort with Excel and SPSS will distinguish a candidate for the position.
  • Assists in grading of objective measures of student achievement.
  • Contributes to departmental efforts by performing related duties as required.


Preference will be given to the following. 

  • Psychology major or minor – Junior standing or above preferred
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Should have knowledge and interest in psychology
  • Should possess general clerical skills (typing)
  • Should be able to perform database searches, journal article reviews, and critical analysis of research findings
  • MUST be reliable and responsible

To Apply

Submit the application by email to or in-person to the Work Office.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.