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. 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 email@example.com. The following information about the position should be included:
- Job Title (50 characters or less)
- Deadline (Date)
- 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.
|Job Title: COABE Journal Editorial Assistant||Contact: Dr. Jim Berger, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Responsibilities and Duties: The responsibility of this position is to assist the editor in coordinating, editing, and finalizing manuscripts and journal submissions prior to being published in their final format. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Proofreading all accepted manuscripts, advertisements, and related publications
for the journal
|Stipend and Tuition: The successful applicant will be asked to work twenty hours a week in a graduate assistant
position during spring, summer, and fall semesters. Pay will be approximately $14,000/year
and applicable benefits with a portion of that available to support tuition costs
beginning in August, 2014.
The following qualifications are required to be successful in this position:
- Strong editing and proofreading skills;Superb grammar and familiarity with formal
writing style;Keen eye for grammatical and factual errors;
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods are a plus, but not required.
|Application Materials: Please be prepared to submit a current vita/resume, contact information for three references, and samples of any past experience or editorial work. Applicants will also be asked to take a proofreading assessment. Formal interviews will also be conducted.|
Job Title: ICSR Graduate Assistant
Deadline: April 25, 2014
Department: Diversity & Community Studies
|Contact: Terry Shoemaker, email@example.com, 745-3217|
The Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility (ICSR) is hiring a Graduate Assistant with primary responsibilities in our Public Achievement program. Public Achievement (PA) is a national youth initiative created by the Center for Democracy & Citizenship. The program is based on the following principles: societal issues, challenges, and triumphs are everyone's responsibility; young people should be educated to become effective civic and political actors; and students are not simply citizens in deferral, but can be agents of change.
ICSR, partnering with local schools, develops PA teams (elementary through high school) focusing on local issues and approaching issues through activism, awareness, or advocacy work. This GA will work with one other GA as co-coordinator and liaison of the ICSR PA program. Tasks will involve: communication and work to maintain existing connections with current schools where PA is active; being active in the promotion, growth, and sustainability of the PA program; monitoring PA groups' progress; providing feedback to PAcoaches;TA for ICSR 301: Public Achievement; and contributing to other ICSR programming.
Students in the MA in Leadership Studies or Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities programs are especially encouraged to apply, as are students participate in the Minority Assistance Program (MAP).
Stipend and Tuition: Stipend of $10,000 and possibility of tuition assistance
Reliable, responsible, and able to adapt to new initiatives and priorities;
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and the names and contact information for at least two additional references. Send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with "ATTN: Terry Shoemaker – GA Position" in the subject line.
|Job Title: Legal Clinic Graduate Assistant||Deadline: May 1, 2014|
|Dept: School of Professional Studies||Contact: Julie Shadoan, email@example.com, 270-780-2539|
The GA will work with students, professional studies faculty and attorney volunteers to assist with the implementation and operation of a legal clinic to provide legal services to WKU students. The GA duties include: 1) attend national conference for student legal clinic faculty and personnel; 2) update research on operational clinics; 3) organize and evaluate feedback from students and volunteers; 4) monitor student progress through internships; 5) contribute to the development of clinic policy and protocol; 6) assist with grant proposals; and, 7) assist with clinic marketing efforts.
|Stipend and Tuition: Tuition waiver of $2000 and stipend of $10,000.
|Qualifications: Seeking an organized, professional and self-motivated student with availability from August, 2014, through May, 2015, who has demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills and extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Students with interests in law or service-related fields are preferred.|
|Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, and three (3) letters of recommendation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|