Graduate Studies

Assistantship Positions

Please note: Assistantship positions are intended to complement the student’s program of study and a rationale may be required from the hiring department if the two are not clearly connected. Also, positions listed below may have already been filled. It is the student's responsibility to verify availability with the hiring departments. Should a student wish to have the assistantship application materials on file in the Graduate School sent to a department outside of their academic program, they must submit the request form (wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf)


Teaching Support Assistant, School of Nursing

Description:

The School of Nursing is seeking a Teaching Support Assistant to assist faculty in the nursing program. This position will be 9 months starting August 24, 2015 and ending May 14, 2016. The TSA position will receive a full tuition waiver and a $943.00/month stipend.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist medical surgical nursing faculty in various medical surgical courses
  • Class/lab and clinical attendance
  • Proctoring exams/quizzes
  • Reviewing exam/quizzes with students
  • Tutoring students in theory as well as lab
  • Facilitating study groups/review sessions
  • Assisting with other instructional support as needed

Skill & Qualifications:

  • Meet all requirements for teaching support assistant as defined by the School of Graduate Studies (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/gainfo.php)
  • Applicant should be a physician or nurse
  • Excellent English communication skills, written and oral
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proofreading and editing skills with knowledge and experience using APA
  • Proficient with medical terminology
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

A complete application includes:

  1. A personal statement
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation

Please submit your completed application to the School of Nursing: CM-Pittman@wiu.edu by April 17, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by the Director.




Graduate Assistant, 
Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

Description:

Seeking a graduate student to assist the Director in the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). This position will be a four month assistantship starting August 24, 2015 and ending December 18, 2015.  The Graduate Assistantship position will receive a full tuition waiver and a $943/month stipend.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director in advising student groups associated with the GBCC.
  • Assist relevant student organization leadership in creating promotional media (flyers, programs, brochures, etc.) as needed for events/activities sponsored/co-sponsored by the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center and student organizations.
  • Compile student information from general information/weekly schedule sheets, mainframe records, and judicial checks as requested by Director.
  • Perform routine clerical duties as instructed
  • Meet regularly with the Director to discuss projects and initiatives
  • Monitor student workers during their shift in the Director’s absence
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Meets all requirements for graduate assistantship as defined by the School of Graduate Studies (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/gainfo.php)
  • Interest in diversity and a clear understanding of the obstacles facing underrepresented minority students
  • Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office software, online research, and social media
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills for meeting deadlines and accomplishing work in a timely manner

A complete application includes:

  1. A personal statement
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation

Please submit your completed application to the Interim Director of the GBCC, Dr. Erik Brooks, at fe-brooks@wiu.edu by April 3, 2015. If your assistantship application materials are already on file in the Graduate School, you may request that your materials be sent to Dr. Brooks by using the following request form: (wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf)

Please note that a graduate assistantship application (located at: http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/assist.pdf) must be on file with the School of Graduate Studies at the time of hire.

 



Graduate Assistant, Liberal Arts & Sciences Program

This is a 2/3 graduate assistant (GA) position for the 2015-16 academic year. The GA will work 13 hours per week for each 16-week semester (fall and spring). Compensation: $2516.00 per semester plus tuition waiver. Enrollment in 9 sh required during each semester (fall and spring). Duties will include:

  • providing LAS website support, including site updates and regular social media engagement;
  • creating LAS promotional and professional development materials;
  • aiding with alumni outreach;
  • aiding with LAS program recruitment, including promotional events;
  • aiding with orientations and professional development programming for LAS majors;
  • providing clerical support in the LAS program office as needed;
  • providing other support services as needed.

Required qualifications:

  • excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • excellent writing skills;
  • excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;
  • familiarity with Microsoft Suite programs;
  • baseline requirements for graduate assistantship as defined by the School of Graduate Studies (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/gainfo.php)

Preferred qualifications:

  • experience with online social networks and blogs;
  • familiarity with Adobe Suite software;
  • familiarity with web-based content management systems.

To apply, please submit a letter of application explaining your qualifications and a resume to: Dr. Amy Mossman, Liberal Arts & Sciences Program, Tillman 301B.

Additionally, all graduate assistants must have a personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, and a graduate assistantship application (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/assist.pdf) on file with the School of Graduate Studies prior to hiring. Please request that these documents be sent to Dr. Mossman as well, using the following form: http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Mossman, ap-mossman@wiu.edu or 309-298-3025.

 



Center for International Studies – Orientation and Student Activities

Memorial Hall 347 - 309-298-3734

Full Time Graduate Assistant Position – Fall 2015

Qualifications:

  • Meets all requirements for graduate assistantship as defined by the School of Graduate Studies (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/gainfo.php)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to a wide range of cultures
  • Valid driver’s license issued in the U.S. and ability to drive a 15-passenger van
  • Knowledge of software programs to create promotional materials for international student activities

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous participation in international student activities, especially Conversation Partners, International Neighbors, New International Student Orientation volunteer

Duties:

  • Assist with social media and advertising
  • Facilitate the Conversation Partners program
  • Assist with the publicity, planning, and implementation of all international student activities (including website updates)
  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the New International Student Orientation
  • Drive 15-passenger van for international student activities
  • Assist in the creation of new activities and organizations that help WIU international students integrate into the campus and community
  • Assist with CIS responsibilities where needed
  • Assist in all aspects of serving the international student population
  • Drive when needed for international student activities and WESL field trips

Application Procedure:

All applicants must write an essay (500-word maximum) answering one or more of the following questions:

-Why are you interested in this assistantship?
-How can you contribute to improve international student activities?
-What impact can a person in this position have on the lives of international students? 

Applicants should email the following information to DM-Vizdal@wiu.edu:

1)      Essay
2)      Resume
3)      Contact information for three references
4)      Scanned copy of your valid driver’s license (must be U.S. issued)

Applications will be accepted until April 24th.


 

Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Assistantship Position

Six graduate assistantships are available in the Curriculum and Instruction Department for a period beginning August 24, 2015 and ending December 18, 2015. 

Five positions will be available at the Macomb campus and one position will be at the QC campus.  The assistantship is 20 hour per week with a current salary of $943 per month.  Graduate assistant work assignments in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction consist primarily, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Technical/support
  • Classroom support activities for faculty (e.g., grading, proctoring, etc.)
  • Clerical assistance (e.g., answering phones; filing; letter writing, etc.)

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet all of the conditions listed below in order to hold an assistantship position:

1. Must have a graduate assistantship application, personal statement of goals, and three letters of recommendation on file in the Graduate School.
2. Must be a degree-seeking graduate student, preferably in an education related field. Probationary students, non-degree students, and second bachelor’s degree students are not eligible to hold assistantship positions.
3. Must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 if graduate courses have been completed at the time the contract is initiated.
4. Must be enrolled in at least nine semester hours of graduate coursework or undergraduate deficiencies if holding a graduate or research assistant position for fall/spring; or at least six semester hours if holding a teaching assistant position for fall/spring; or three semester hours for summer (any position). If it is the assistant's last semester of coursework (as verified by the degree plan), it is acceptable to be registered for only the remaining required courses.
5. Sign an assistantship contract and complete all required employment paperwork.

Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2015. Please send assistantship documents to Chris Switzer, C & I, 40 Horrabin Hall, using the following form: http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf

Questions? Please contact Chris Switzer, Curriculum & Instruction, 40 Horrabin Hall, 298-1961.