Become a graduate assistant to gain skills related to your professional goals. Graduate assistants work with faculty and administrators in research, teaching, programming, and scholarship. U.S. and international students can apply.
Schedule: Work 10 hours/week, October to May. The assistant and faculty member decide on the hours, usually Monday–Friday.
Stipend: Varies each year. In 2019, graduate assistants will receive $3,600/academic year, paid in 8 monthly installments of $450.
Application Deadlines: Usually in the spring for the next academic year.
Three Types of Graduate Assistantships
Graduate School of Education Assistantships 2019-20
This year's projects:
Description: Assistant Director for WonderLab. This position will provide support for WonderLab research and administration. Wonderlab is a 21st-century model university lab school, where undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students work alongside faculty to co-construct and implement authentic, engaging, hands-on STEAM activities for children in grades k-8. Your work will include supporting data collection and analysis, overseeing communications including program marketing and registration, family outreach, blog/website, and newsletters. You will collaborate with the director and program director to develop, student and staff schedules, staff training, conference presentations and community outreach.
Qualifications: Prior WonderLab teacher or experience working with children such as a classroom, afterschool or summer camp, strong writing and communication skills, Interest in STEAM education research, Familiarity and comfort with using google drive and google docs, Excellent organizational skills, good at time lines and record keeping, Commitment to culturally responsive education and
2: Improving Professional Learning Opportunities for Practicing Educators
Description: The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative seeks a graduate student to assist with efforts to monitor, evaluate, and improve the efficacy and impact of our professional development work. The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative provides an array of professional learning opportunities for hundreds of schools and districts across the country. We offer more than 25 different courses, workshops, and institutes for K-12 teachers related to reading, writing, literacy coaching, interventions, and leadership. The Center is engaged in ongoing efforts to improve our professional learning offerings by gathering systematic data from schools and districts before, during, and after engagement in professional development. The graduate assistant would help guide this critical work by reviewing literature on evaluating professional learning and using that knowledge to create a set of protocols for information gathering that could be used by schools and by the Center’s trainers. The graduate assistant would then work with Center trainers and administrative staff to pilot test and refine the protocols/tools.
Qualifications: Ability to read and analyze information in scholarly journals, Strong writing skills, Strong communication skills and Attention to detail.
Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences Assistantships
- Open to all students, including low-residency students, who have completed 1 year of graduate study.
- Projects vary widely, and change each year. Past projects have included an oral history project, research on women leaders, and research on the impact of arts programs on loneliness.
- To apply: If offered, descriptions and application for the next academic year are posted here in the spring. Please note that we will not be offering graduate assistantships in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Global Education Center Assistantships
- Open to students in the International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations graduate program who have an interest in education abroad.
- Work on projects in service to our goal in becoming a global university, including study abroad, international student support, and Global Education Center programming.
- To apply: Email your résumé, 2 references, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15. In the letter, discuss your interest in the position, how your skills or background would contribute to the role, and how the position would further your professional development.