Graduate Assistantship at University of Maryland- College Park, MD

10-Hour Graduate Assistantship Available:
Do you have game mastering, role playing, or maybe even LARPing skills? Are you interested in privacy or technology ethics? The iSchool’s EVID Lab seeks a 10-hour GA to oversee web-based, interactive simulations designed to encourage reflection and student learning about privacy and ethics in technology design.
The GA will join a research team (Drs. Katie Shilton, Susan Winter, and Adam Porter, and doctoral student Donal Heidenblad) that is evaluating student learning about ethics issues using interactive simulations. Duties will include supervising week-long role-playing sessions as the Simulation Controller. The GA will work with the project team to facilitate the scripted parts of the role-playing exercise while using creativity to adapt to the participants’ needs and questions during the simulation. The GA will report to Dr. Katie Shilton, and work closely with Donal Heidenblad.
The GA will also have the opportunity to participate in evaluation of the simulations and publication of project findings. Other duties will include organizing and attending team meetings and participating in idea generation for new simulation modules.
The GA must be a degree-seeking graduate student at the University of Maryland. Desired qualifications include previous coursework in information policy or information ethics, and experience working with software developers, or in team-based work environments. Experience with role-playing games or simulations is also a plus.
GA benefits include competitive salary, tuition remission, and health benefits.
To apply, send your resume and a brief statement of interest to Mary Kendig, Research Administrator, <mkendig@umd.edu>.

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