Graduate Assistantships are appointed each semester and renewable based on maintaining academic eligibility and employment performance standards. For specific information, please contact the individual listed for the position(s) of interest.

The following graduate assistantships are open for prospective graduate students.

  • Laboratory Assistant

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    Department: Biology

    Website:http://www.govst.edu/environmentalbio/

    Job Description:Responsibilities include setting up and taking down laboratory experiments for biology laboratory course offerings assigned to you by one or more of the biology faculty teaching the courses.  Cleaning and care laboratory apparatus, general routine care of specimens and collections, and/or aid other staff or personnel.  May include basic research work.  Related tasks as assigned.

    DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 20, 2019

    Assignment Criteria:A Bachelors of Science degree in the Biological Sciences or a closely related field.

    The assigning of graduate assistantships within the Biology Program will be based on the four criteria outlined below.  The sequence of the first three criteria does not imply their relative importance—each will receive equal weighting.  Criterion 4 will be used in the event that two or more students have similar qualifications based on the first three criteria.  

    Additional Criteria:

    1)  Due to the non-traditional nature of Governors State University graduate students, work experience pertinent to the field of biology will be considered.  This will include both employed positions and formal internships.  The diversity of work experience, the duration of each position, and its likelihood of contributing to the successful completion of a masters degree in biology will be considered.  Experience as it relates to current program needs should also be taken into account.

    2)  Two letters of recommendation outlining the applicant’s intellectual capabilities, motivation, and overall likelihood of successfully completing a master’s degree in biology.  Letters of support from biologists are preferred.  

    3)  An undergraduate GPA in science courses of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and/or a GRE general test score that is equal or greater than 1100 are required.  Exceptions will be made for applicants that demonstrate particular promise based on criteria 1 and 2.  The GPA and/or GRE scores will be factored into the overall ranking for those who meet the minimum criteria.   

    4)  Since an important part of graduate training occurs outside of formal coursework (i.e., student-student and student-professor interaction), time available to spend in the department exclusive of scheduled courses will be considered.

    Graduate Programs: See above Criteria, preference is given to students enrolled in the Biology Program.

    Contact: Timothy Gsell, tgsell@govst.edu  

  • Graduate Assistant for Health and Student Counseling Center

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    Department: Health and Student Counseling Center

    Website:http://govst.edu/health-and-counseling/

    Semesters: Fall 2019 and Spring 2019

    Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Counseling Services, the Graduate Assistant (GA) will play a key role in the outreach promotion of the health and counseling center programs and the psychoeducation training to the campus community. The GA will provide administrative support, education and outreach, and projects regarding the Health & Student Counseling office, the ASAP Team, mental health counselor in residence and peer mentoring programs.

    Contact: Kristina Wilkerson, Assistant Director of Counseling Services, email: kwilkerson@govst.edu

    Graduate Programs: Applicants for this program can be from Health Administration, Political and Justice Studies, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling graduate programs of study.

     

  • Graduate Assistant for Community Standards and CARE Program

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    Department: Office of the Dean of Students

    Website: https//www.govst.edu/thecode/

    Semesters: Fall 2019 and Spring 2019

    Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Community Standards and Student Advocacy, the Gtaduate Assistant (GA) will play a key role in the day-to-day operations of the Community Standards program and the overall student conduct process. The GA will provide administrative support, education and outreach, and projects around the Student Code of Conduct, the Office of the Dean of Students, the CARE Team, and GSU4U.

    Contact: Lisa Carra, Assistant to the Dean of Students, email: lcarra@govst.edu

    Graduate Programs: Applicants for this position can be from any graduate programs of study.

  • Graduate Assistant for Employer Recruitment

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    Department: Career Services

    Website:www.govst.edu/careerservices

    Semesters: Fall 19 and spring 20

    Job Description: This individual will work closely with the employer recruitment coordinator and assist in general office support as needed.  The GA will immediately begin to work on various areas of recruiting, programming efforts and office internship practices, while providing direct support as he/she continues to grow in knowledge and responsibilities. 

    Contact: Darcie Campos, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs & Director of Career Services, email:  dcampos@govst.edu

    Graduate Programs: Communication or Business Preferred, but will consider all programs of study

  • Graduate Assistant for Career Counseling

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    Department: Career Services Website: www.govst.edu/careerservices

    Semesters:  Fall 19 and Spring 20

    Job Description: This individual will provide additional support to the counseling staff by serving as a second tier of counseling support for the office.  The GA will shadow professional staff counseling sessions for a minimum of 2 months, and will be closely supervised by the Director and other professional staff members/counselors.  Once this person has been trained, they will see a minimum of 8-10 career-counseling clients per week.  Additionally, this person will have an opportunity to develop programming and presentations geared toward providing additional support for the several Career Service initiatives.  I would expect to see this GA present a minimum of 3 workshops a semester.

    Contact: Darcie Campos, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs & Director of Career Services, email:  dcampos@govst.edu

    Graduate Programs: Counseling program preferred

  • Graduate Assistant - Business Tutor

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    Department: Student Success Commons

    Website: https://www.govst.edu/arc

    Semesters: Fall 2019 and spring 2020

    Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Tutoring, the Graduate Assistant (GA) will assist students in core business courses along with the prerequisite math and statistics courses.  The incumbent must show proficiency in both core accounting courses (ACCT 2110 Financial and ACCT 2111 Managerial), the introductory micro / macroeconomics sequence (ECON 2301 / 2302), and managerial economics (ECON 3404).  Knowledge in the prerequisite math courses (MATH 1423 college algebra, MATH 2281 applied calculus, and MATH 2100 elementary statistics) is essential as the candidate should additionally expect to assist students in those courses.  Other duties as assigned include participation in the CRLA level 1 training and certification process.

    Contact: Send resume and fall 2019 course schedule to Daniel Ferry, Coordinator of Tutoring, via email: dferry@govst.edu

    Graduate Programs: Applicants for this position should be a graduate student in business or mathematics.