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Available GA Positions

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:  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.

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 The following information about the position should be included:

  • 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:   


Job Title: Interactive Experience Design Program Assistant

Deadline: Application review begins May 4th, 2015
Department: WKU AD Program within the School of Journalism & Broadcasting Contact: Cliff Shaluta, Professor of Advertising & Coordinator of the AD+PR Unit,, Cell (270) 991-6966


The IXD Program Assistant reports to the AD+PR Unit Coordinator. Their primary responsibilities are to work with AD faculty to promote the new program and to help with course content and lab exercises for students enrolled in our programming courses. Promotional activities include creating relevant content, maintaining websites, social media outreach, and conducting recruiting webinars. The IXD Program Assistant will also help develop programming exercises for students and help them complete these course assignments in our computer labs. See for more details about the new AD Program. Hours are flexible, but may include some evenings and weekends.

Stipend and Tuition: $11,000 Stipend + $9,270 Full Tuition AY for Position


-Proficiency with HTML/CSS, with emphasis on HTML5 and CSS3

-Knowledge of xcode, Javascript, and jQuery

-Proficiency with Adobe’s Creative Cloud 2014 with an understanding of web building tools including Edge Animate, Edge Reflow, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Muse

-A basic understanding of User Experience Design (UX)

-Ability to manage web, mobile or computer application projects from start to finish with samples of work

-Basic understanding of business fundamentals

-Willingness to be part of a dynamic team focused on making the IXD track a success

Application Materials Requested:

Resume, cover letter stating interest in the position including why the applicant's credentials are ideally suited for the position, and a list of 4 academic or business references. These items can be sent via e-mail to Please include a link to an online portfolio or links to samples of web, mobile, computer applications, or design projects.


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Job Title: Graduate Assistant of Programming & Outreach

Deadline: April 20, 2014

Department: Study Abroad and Global Learning

Contact: Debra Hall,, 270-745-5334


The Office of Study Abroad and Global learning (SAGL) serves the WKU community by engaging students, faculty and staff in diverse, educational, and cultural experiences through various international opportunities.  The Graduate Assistant will play an integral role in helping SAGL achieve that mission by coordinating a student ambassador program, planning and carrying out assigned events, and representing SAGL at various recruiting events to promote study abroad to current and prospective students.


  • Be available to work 20 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours, when necessary;
  • Manage the SAGL Student Representative Program, coordinating trainings and retreats, holding bi-weekly meetings, and scheduling representatives for events and classroom presentations;
  • Conduct outreach to academic departments and individual faculty members regarding the SAGL Student Representative Program and actively promote the program as a resource;
  • Play a major role in planning, promoting and implementing study abroad events, as assigned;
  • Become sufficiently familiar with SAGL processes and procedures so as to pre-advise students and answer inquiries;
  • Represent SAGL at Admissions events to discuss study abroad opportunities with prospective students and their parents;
  • Assist with ongoing and special projects/programs, as assigned by SAGL staff; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Stipend and Tuition: A stipend of $10,000 for the academic year and tuition waiver for up to 3 credit hours per semester.


Required Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Leadership experience;
  • Reliable, responsible, and able to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple responsibilities;
  • Strong organizational skills; and
  • Status as full-time graduate student in good academic standing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Study abroad experience or other international experience;
  • Student Affairs MAE student; and
  • Hold a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Application Materials Requested:

Cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references (at least two should be professional/work-related and one can be academic or personal). Send materials as attachments to with “GA Position Application” in the subject line.

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