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

The ideal time to apply for graduate assistantships is May-June for Fall and November for Spring. Offices must have assistantship positions filled by August 1 for the Fall semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Current Openings

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The Racer Writing Center

Graduate Assistantship for Skilled Writer and Critical Thinker

Job Description: The Racer Writing Center is currently seeking applications for graduate assistantships to work 20 hours per week as writing consultants. All candidates must meet university guidelines for graduate assistants. Candidates should possess strong academic writing skills, including in-depth knowledge of mechanics, style, and argumentation, and work well with others. Writing consultants primarily spend their time working with clients (undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff) in helping to improve their ability to write effectively. In addition, writing consultants also perform tasks like data input, record keeping, and client scheduling. Scheduling is somewhat flexible and includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours and is arranged by the center's director and assistant director.

Interested applicants should send a one page statement outlining their qualifications, area of study, and suitability for the position, which should be emailed directly (as an attachment) to Dr. Josh Adair, Racer Writing Center Director at The deadline for application is October 28, 2016.

“Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity M/F/D, AA employer”