Graduate assistantships are an excellent way to gain valuable work experience while helping to pay for your graduate education. The School of Social Work at St. Ambrose University seeks seven graduate assistants each academic year.
- There are six part-time graduate assistants (up to 10 hours per week each), paid $400 per month, with paychecks issued on the first of each month. Each assistant works with an individual faculty member for a nine-month contract period, August 15 through May 15. There is no tuition remission associated with these assistantships.
- There is one assistantship available for 10 hours per week (sometimes a few more) as an assistant to the director which carries with it a $3,400 tuition remission as well as the $400/month.
- There are multiple assistantships offered throughout the university. Get a list here.
Selected individuals will assist School of Social Work faculty in activities related to carrying out research; literature and internet searches; research of legislative policy; administrative assistance; and/or other projects assigned by faculty. The successful applicant will need to possess excellent writing skills, the ability to work independently, and to carry out research assignments in a timely manner.
Applicants should submit the following items electronically in writing to the Director of the School of Social Work by April 1, 2017:
- A cover letter that includes the basis for interest in serving as a graduate assistant in the School of Social Work. Please explicitly state if you would like to work as the GA for the Director. This letter should state what skills the applicant has or wants to develop, time management skills, leadership abilities, and research skills and interest. Also include three personal references (with current address and phone number) from persons familiar with the applicant's employment or academic record.
- Current resume that includes social work areas of interest and any prior research experiences.
- Applicants must be taking at least nine credit hours per semester and not on academic probation.
Although work assignments are with a specific faculty mentor, all graduate assistants are under the direction of the Director of the School of Social Work and may be asked to help with programmatic events such as conferences.