Opening for Graduate Assistantship Positions

Graduate students that meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should follow the proper steps to completing an application:

  1. Contact your academic department for any openings
  2. View published openings of graduate assistantships listed below and contact the office directly if interested

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Courtney Noland, Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment at 270-809-5304.

Current Openings

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Kentucky Academy of Technology Education

Kentucky Academy of Technology Education
College of Education and Human Services
Murray State University

Date: Beginning August 2015

Project Summary: Work with the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE) to promote technology in education and the services KATE provides through blog, newsletter, website, and other mediums. Assist in the development of marketing materials and organization of social media sites that help KATE reach educators in Kentucky schools.

Preferred Knowledge/Skill-set: Student should have strong written communication skills. Familiarity with technology tools and trends in education is preferred. Be prepared to share writing samples. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined in the Graduate Assistantship Guidelines.

Contact: Please send resumes or letters of interest to Ginny Kelley at

Position: Maker Movement in Education/Robotics

Date: Beginning Fall 2015

Project Summary: Work with the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education to promote the Maker Movement in education to Kentucky PK-12 schools; Research innovative Making in schools and assess best practices; Develop guides and projects to help teachers bring Maker ideas into their schools; Research education technology grants.

Preferred Knowledge/Skill-set:

  • > Strong background/interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • > Interest in arts/crafts/design
  • > Experience with computer programming
  • > Experience with electronics/robotics
  • > Passion for building/making/designing/problem-solving
  • > Creativity

Contact: Please send resumes or letters of interest to Ginny Kelley at

Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE)

Reports to: OIE Administrative Assistant (Other supervisor may be assigned at time of hire)

Job summary

Students employed in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness will be responsible for assisting with the operations in the unit areas of institutional assessment, effectiveness, and research. Primary responsibilities include data entry, assisting with the organization of office files and documents, preparation of workshop and training materials, and support in the collection or analysis of data for university-wide projects. Clerical and other duties may assigned as necessary. Students may also work as part of a graduate assistantship (GA) during spring, summer, or fall semesters.


Office Workers must:

  • possess memory for verbal and written directions,
  • show strong attention to detail,
  • be able to work independently and accurately,
  • have knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office software),
  • have experience typing and using computers in an office environment,
  • display excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • be able to multi-task and quickly adjust to changing environments,

Coursework in research methods, experience in data analysis, and knowledge of Microsoft Access preferred.

Abilities required

Normal for office environment
Lifting or moving items may be occasionally required


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


If interested in applying for a graduate assistantship, please email an application letter addressing the above qualifications and skills, along with a copy of your vita and resume to

Susan E. Bauernfeind Recreation and Wellness Center

Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily processing of renewal and new membership payments
  • Input data into membership database
  • Create and develop Newsletters for Wellness Center
  • Administrative duties for the department
  • Assist in coordinating undergraduate student worker interviews, trainings, and evaluations
  • Assist in the coordination of departmental special events and programs that promote fitness and wellness
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor in order to increase participation, enhance experiences, and provide necessary services

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate to various forms of media outlets effectively and establish favorable public relations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Contact Information:

Brittney Stinnett, Fitness Coordinator 270-809-4458 Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Mrs. Brittney Stinnett.


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