Job Title: Research Assistant - Water Resource Conflicts

Spring 2021
Total Positions Available
Job Location
451 Pulteney Street
Beth Kinne
$12.50 per hour
Start Date
March 1, 2021
End Date
May 1, 2021
Hours Per Week
4-6 hours a week. Timing of work is flexible but must be willing and able to meet via Zoom twice a week for about 30 minutes each (between 830 am - 5 pm)

Job Responsibilities

This position will contribute to the collection of primary and secondary sources on water resource conflicts in the eastern United States including groundwater and surface water disputes, flooding, water contamination from agriculture or industry, and state and local municipal responses to those conflicts. The exact focus of this semester’s work can be negotiated between the student and the supervisor based on student interests. Conducts legal research using Lexis Uni and other academic databases as well as publicly available information sources, and enters bibliographic data into Zotero, creating summaries of source content. There is potential to contribute to co-authored articles.

The position is open to Federal College Work Study Students.

Qualifications include:

  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability or willingness to learn to use Zotero required.
  • Completion of prior law courses and fluency with legal terminology and concepts
  • Experience executing searches in Nexis Uni preferred.


Review of applications will begin immediately. You may be contacted by the hiring supervisor for additional information. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter/statement of interest using our application service Interfolio:http://apply.interfolio.com/84263. An interview will be part of the process.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please email HR@hws.edu or call the Office of Human Resources at 315-781-3312.

Once hired, students must be authorized to work any job on campus by completing the Form I-9 and tax withholding forms. Please contact Human Resources at ext. 3312 or by email HR@hws.edu to ensure that your forms are complete.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.


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