Open GA Position Job Board
The Graduate School has created this webpage to list open graduate assistantship positions available on Western Kentucky University's campus. Currently, if you are interested in applying for one of the listed positions, we ask that you submit your application and application materials using the following link: http://www.wku.edu/graduate/aid/ga/details.php. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For questions about the positions themselves, be sure to e-mail the contact person listed in the job announcement.
The table below lists open general (service oriented) graduate assistantship positions which have been submitted to the Graduate School by WKU faculty or staff. If you are interested in applying to a position and feel that you meet the qualifications please inquire directly with the listed contacted person.
For Faculty and Staff:
If you have a general GA position available please submit a description to email@example.com. The following information about the position should be included:
- Job Title (50 characters or less)
- Deadline (Date)
- Job Description (200 words or less)
- Qualifications (100 words or less)
- Application Materials Requested
- Contact Person, e-mail, and phone number.
For those of you who have posted positions, please let The Graduate School know as soon as the position has been filled so it can be removed from the website.
|Job Title: Honors College Graduate Assistant||Deadline: June 7|
|Dept: Honors College at WKU||Contact: Dr. Leslie Baylis E-mail:Leslie.Baylis@wku.edu|
|Description: Be available to work 20 hours/week as assistant to the Honors College Assistant Director (Dr. L. Baylis). The GA will work with Honors College students from all disciplines, assisting them through their Capstone Experience/Thesis (CE/T) project and defense . The duties include: manage and update official advising, CE/T and university records; promote the CE/T via advising & workshops; meeting with students regularly (email and in person); implement new programs and ideas; develop and update spreadsheets and excel files for grants, courses and CE/T progress; and assist with formatting, copying and binding of theses. The GA may also attend and present at local and regional honors-related conferences or other professional development opportunities. The successful applicant will be able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students, and have strong organizational skills and leadership abilities.|
|Qualifications: Be able to represent the Honors College in a professional manner. Have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Be reliable, flexible with time, and able to manage multiple responsibilities. Have experience or a desire in working with highly motivated college level students. Also, be able to be available to work with from September 2013 to June 2014.|
|Application Materials: Cover letter, Resume, and Three Letters of Recommendation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Job Title: Legal Clinic Graduate Assistant||Deadline:August 15|
|Dept:School of Professional Studies||Contact:Julie Shadoan E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 780-2539|
Description:The GA will work with students and professional studies faculty to assist with the development and implementation of a legal clinic incubator. This clinic incubator is the precursor for a public law clinic staffed by WKU students, including but not limited to paralegal studies majors, attorney volunteers and faculty. The incubator will be a closed legal environment, however, meaning that students would not be exposed to actual clients. It would be a component of PLS 299C (Paralegal Internship) such that all majors would rotate through the clinic as part of their capstone learning experience. They would be required to complete exercises (online and face to face) with pre-planned legal disputes while being directly supervised by an attorney who will evaluate their actions/omissions and provide feedback for clinic policies and protocol.
The GA duties include: 1) attend national conference for student law clinic faculty and personnel; 2) update research on operational clinics; 3) organize and evaluate attorney feedback from PLS 299 student activities; 4) monitor student progress through the incubator; 5) manage clinic activities; 6) contribute to the development of clinic policy and protocol; 7) assist with grant proposals; and, 8) assist with clinic marketing efforts.
|Qualifications:Seeking an organized, professional and self-motivated student with availability from September, 2013, through May, 2014, who has demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills, extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and interest in law or other service-related fields.|
|Application Materials:Cover letter, resume, and three (3) letters of recommendation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|