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 vkelley@murraystate.edu.


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 vkelley@murraystate.edu.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA) is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The position will assist with program administration that involves undergraduates in research, scholarly, and creative work through programs such as MSU’s Scholars Week, Posters-at-the-Capitol, and programs providing funding support. Candidates must be able to work independently as well as with students, faculty, and staff from all of MSU’s colleges and schools. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft programs. Marketing and public relations skills, program management skills, and leadership experience is preferred. The GA will also be responsible for updating and maintaining the URSA website. Candidates are discouraged from holding concurrent jobs during the dates of the assistantship.

  • Position begins in the Fall, 2015
  • $3,000 per semester
  • 20 hours per week

Interested individuals should inquire for more information::

David Pizzo, Ph.D.
URSA Faculty Coordinator
6B-15 FH
Murray State University
(270) 809-6584
dpizzo@murraystate.edu

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