Find Scholars Contractor



  • The ideal candidate must be able to effectively conduct web searches on faculty in order to scout faculty profiles/cover letters/websites and recent papers to gather knowledge.
  • The ideal candidate has proficiency or demonstrated interest in using database software for updating and storing notes and summaries on scholarship.
  • The ideal candidate will have an aptitude and a solid understanding of market friendly ideas within any of the larger discipline of economics, government and public policy, law/constitutional studies and environmental studies.
  • We are particularly interested in applicants who have an aptitude or demonstrated interest in reading papers/published work in academic journals and are able to summarize key findings of academic papers in 2-3 sentences. 
  • The ideal candidate should also possess and advanced degree, MA or above.

Project Description:

  • Contractors help gather data and summarize their findings on individual scholars. We are not looking for a literature review on a topic/subject, or a summary of every research paper written by any individual scholar. Instead, the goal of the project is to seek if, and how any given faculty scholarship could or does advance research within a particular topic, and if it has policy relevance. 
  • We pay $7 per completed evaluation, which take anywhere between 20-40 minutes. We are ideally seeking 2-3 contractors who do a maximum of 50 evaluations each per a month which should take ~20-25 hours. A completed evaluation does include research and personal notes and usually entails perusing cover letters, websites and reading some of the recent papers. Contractors also run a final check on making sure faculty record is updated in our database e.g. making sure web links are current.
  • This is a remote/flexible position and all applicants are responsible for having their own computers/laptops/wireless and will be logging in remotely to our server. Initial training will be provided and paid for by the hour.

To Apply:

Any interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume, cover letter, and a recent writing sample directly to Scott King, at Potential applicants are free to submit any questions they may have as well.

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) founded in 1961, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization based at George Mason University that promotes the study of economic and individual freedom across a broad range of academic disciplines.