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Available GA Positions

Open GA Position Job Board

This site lists open graduate assistantship positions available on Western Kentucky University's campus.  Details about the assistantship program are available.  For questions about the positions themselves, be sure to e-mail the contact person listed in the job announcement.

For Students:

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.  Please note: these listings represent what has been submitted to the Graduate School, but not all areas choose to list their GA open positions here.  Please contact your academic department for the most complete information about potential openings.

For Faculty and Staff:

If you have a general GA position available please submit a description to graduate.school@wku.edu. Please include all of the following information:

  • Job Title (50 characters or less)
  • Deadline (Date)
  • Department
  • Contact (name, email, phone)
  • Description (200 words or less)
  • Stipend and Tuition
  • Qualifications (100 words or less)
  • Application Materials Requested 


For departments with posted positions, please let The Graduate School know as soon as the position has been filled so it can be removed from the website.


Open positions:


Department: Office of Scholar Development

Job Title: Graduate Assistant

Application Deadline: September 6, 2019

Contact: Melinda Grimsley (Acting Director), osd@wku.edu, 270-745-5043

Description: OSD seeks a graduate assistant to increase its advising capacity and build a collection of student and alumni profiles. The GA will build their knowledge of application requirements for nationally competitive undergraduate research internships; maintain weekly office hours during application season; conduct intake interviews with interested students; and provide instruction and feedback on applicants’ materials. In the off-season, the GA will track alumni outcomes, interview current student and alumni applicants, and draft profiles to be used in a range of university publications. The candidate is expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, but the hours may be adjusted depending on workload.

Stipend or Scholarship: $9,000 annual stipend + 6hrs credit/semester


  • Excellent written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office. Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator preferred, but not required.

Application Materials Requested:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter


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