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.


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Office of Domestic Graduate Recruitment

The Office of Domestic Graduate Recruitment is seeking an outgoing, motivated individual who takes pride in attending Murray State University for a Graduate Assistantship position to begin Fall 2015. The position is responsible for a variety of tasks, including assisting the Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment in recruitment activities. These recruitment activities can include but are not limited to: creating new recruitment initiatives, attending on-campus and off-campus graduate school fairs, coordinating campus walking tours for prospective students and their families, implementing a new communication strategy to prospective students, and creating a new electronic newsletter for current graduate students. Applicants must be able to travel extensively with some overnight stays required. This position is for 20 hours per week.

Preferred Experience:

  • Involvement in campus organizations during undergraduate years
  • Previous SummerO or Student Ambassador at MSU or other university
  • Graduate program in Postsecondary Education, Organizational Communication, MBA or related field.

Please send your resume and letter of interest explaining in 500 words or less why you are interested in the position to Courtney Noland, Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment, cnoland2@murraystate.edu.

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is currently seeking applications for graduate assistants to work 20 hours per week as an assistant to the Academic Budget Coordinator. All candidates must meet university guidelines for graduate assistants. Graduate assistants primarily spend their time processing financial documents, working in Microsoft Excel and assisting the Academic Budget Coordinator with special projects. Scheduling is flexible but students should be able to work at least two hours every weekday. Interested applicants should send a copy of their resume and three references to Andrew Cain, Academic Budget Coordinator, at gcain@murraystate.edu. The deadline for application is April 17, 2015.

Candidate must possess strong communication skills, problem solving ability, proficient Microsoft Office skills and hold a Bachelor’s degree in a business related field (accounting or finance preferred). Position will start May 1, 2015.

The Racer Writing Center

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 jadair1@murraystate.edu. The deadline for application is April 17, 2015.

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