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College of Education

Graduate Assistantships

The College of Education at the University of South Carolina-Columbia is seeking highly-qualified applicants for these positions.

Open Positions

Assistantship Category:

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Designated Unit/Center/Project:

SC-SIC/CFEC/Project #10009021

 

Immediate Supervisors:

Catherine Compton-Lilly/Theresa Harrison

 

Position Description:

The CFEC has graciously agree to support family/community initiative that involves the creation of bilingual soft-bound children's books introduce children to simple words and phrases in Cherokee language.  The project will involve scheduling and holding conversations with tribal members and collecting photos to illustrate the books.  Each book will be 16 pages with a softcover.  I expect that we would craft 6-8 different books that can be disseminated online and in hard copy. The texts will have simple bilingual text (Cherokee and English) and  photo to introduce children to simple Cherokee words and phrases. The topics, photos, and Cherokee translations will be negotiated/co-created by the graduate student, Dr. Compton-Lilly and tribal members.

 

Salary (state whether inclusive or exclusive of tuition supplement):

$27.79/hr 

 

Hours/week (10 – 20):

20 hours per week over 14 weeks; September, October, November, December 2021

 

Required availability beyond standard business hours (if yes, describe evening and/or weekend obligations):

While communications regarding scheduling meeting and making the books can occur at any time via email, the graduate student would need to be available to attend face-to-face meetings with tribal leaders virtually and/or in person in accordance with the university travel policies during summer 2021.

 

Travel required (if yes, describe nature and frequency):

Auto travel with SC will be required if UofSC travel policies allow.

 

Required on-campus hours (if yes, describe whether all or some hours must be completed on-campus):

The grad student will need to enter information into Dr. Compton-Lilly's computer in her office.  Works sessions will be scheduled.

 

Equipment to be assigned (desktop/laptop computer, etc):

The grad student will need to enter information into Dr. Compton-Lilly's computer in her office.  Works sessions will be scheduled.

 

Assigned Office Space (if any):

None.

 

Minimum required qualifications:

  • Commitment to project completion by the end of summer 2021.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Willingness to revise and revisit texts/images multiple times to accommodate tribal preferences.


Preferred qualifications:

Knowledge of the Cherokee language and culture is preferred.

 

Competencies to be reviewed:

  1. Timely completion of scheduling and book-making tasks
  2. Willingness to revise and revisit texts/images to accommodate tribal preferences.
  3. Independence in staying with the project calendar and timeline.
  4. Timely submission of  weekly timesheets.

Assistantship Category:

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Designated Unit/Center/Project:

Center for Innovation in Higher Education

 

Immediate Supervisors:

Spencer Platt

 

Position Description:

The successful candidate will schedule research interviews and meetings for a NSF-funded research project. They will assist in conducting interviews, qualitative and qualitative analysis, and mixed methods research design.

 

Salary (state whether inclusive or exclusive of tuition supplement):

$6,000, no tuition supplement.

 

Hours/week (10 – 20):

20

 

Required availability beyond standard business hours (if yes, describe evening and/or weekend obligations):

There may be occasional evening and weekend work may be required to meet research deadlines.

 

Travel required (if yes, describe nature and frequency):

No

 

Required on-campus hours (if yes, describe whether all or some hours must be completed on-campus):

20

 

Equipment to be assigned (desktop/laptop computer, etc):

Laptop

 

Assigned Office Space (if any):

None.

 

Minimum required qualifications:

A successful candidate will need to be a currently enrolled doctoral student with qualitative research skills


Preferred qualifications:

Qualitative and/or mixed methods research experience. Experience working with a research team. Successful completion of advanced qualitative research methods coursework.


Competencies to be reviewed:

Initiative, Organizational, Innovative, Integrity, Project Management

Assistantship Category:

CarolinaLIFE Resident General Graduate Staff Assistantship

 

Designated Unit/Center/Project:

CarolinaLIFE/Educational Studies

 

Immediate Supervisor:

Chelsea Stinnett

 

Position Description:

GAs provide support in various ways to students enrolled in CarolinaLIFE, a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. General GAs may serve as course instructors, academic coaches, living and learning lab coaches, personal development coaches, employment coaches or goal coaches. 

 

Salary (state whether inclusive or exclusive of tuition supplement):

Starting at $12.50/hour

 

Hours/week (10 – 20):

 10-20 hours/week

 

Required availability beyond standard business hours (if yes, describe evening and/or weekend obligations):

Resident mentors are on-call for one week, every three weeks, including their on-call weekends. 

 

Travel required (if yes, describe nature and frequency):

N/A

 

Required on-campus hours (if yes, describe whether all or some hours must be completed on-campus):

All hours must be completed on-campus. 

 

Equipment to be assigned (desktop/laptop computer, etc):

N/A

 

Assigned Office Space (if any):

Assigned as needed

 

Minimum required qualifications:

Enrollment in a graduate program at UofSC. 


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in special education or a related field.

  • Experience in working with young adults with disabilities. 


Competencies to be reviewed:

  • Provide support to college students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in navigating various aspects of college life. 

  • Perform general job functions based on assigned role. 

  • Collect and utilize data in support level-related decision-making. 

  • Communicate with program stakeholders and administrative staff to fulfill the needs of students in a timely manner.  

  • Protect student confidentiality. 

Assistantship Category:

CarolinaLIFE Resident Mentor Graduate Staff Assistantship

 

Designated Unit/Center/Project:

CarolinaLIFE/Educational Studies

 

Immediate Supervisor:

Chelsea Stinnett

 

Position Description:

GAs provide support in various ways to students enrolled in CarolinaLIFE, a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Resident mentors provide after-hours support for students living in the dorms. 

 

Salary (state whether inclusive or exclusive of tuition supplement):

Housing and parking stipend for Woodrow Living and Learning Community

 

Hours/week (10 – 20):

 20 hours/week

 

Required availability beyond standard business hours (if yes, describe evening and/or weekend obligations):

Resident mentors are on-call for one week, every three weeks, including their on-call weekends. 

 

Travel required (if yes, describe nature and frequency):

N/A

 

Required on-campus hours (if yes, describe whether all or some hours must be completed on-campus):

All hours must be completed on-campus. 

 

Equipment to be assigned (desktop/laptop computer, etc):

On-call cell phone

 

Assigned Office Space (if any):

Assigned as needed

 

Minimum required qualifications:

  • Must be female, will share apartment with two other female resident mentors. 
  • Enrollment in a graduate program at UofSC. Must be open/available to serving two years in role. (Individuals in their final year of a graduate program will be considered if necessary).

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in special education or a related field.
  • Experience in working with young adults with disabilities. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and generate new ideas
  • Understanding of student learning and development and ability to adapt understanding to specific student population
  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Evening/weekend work is required
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual or cognitive disabilities is NOT required
  • Housing/Residence Life experience is NOT required

Competencies to be reviewed:

  • Be available by resident mentor on-call cellphone should any emergency arise on-campus with a CarolinaLIFE student as the initial point of contact.

  • One RM must be on-call each night that students are on campus to handle any emergency situations that may arise (7:00pm-7:00am).

  • File all proper paperwork (such as a nightly report).

  • Ensure students follow proper channels for maintenance requests and other University Housing requests (furniture, keys, etc.)

  • Hold seminars on topics relevant to independent living.

  • Hold weekly roommate meetings with the residents (each set of roommates will meet with one RM).

  • Keep documentation of each roommate meeting and topics discussed.

  • Plan and encourage students to attend weekly events (average of 2-3 per week).

Assistantship Category:

Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

Designated Unit/Center/Project:

Department of Physical Education

 

Immediate Supervisor:

Linda Nilges

 

Position Description:

Primary responsibilities include teaching courses and assisting with instructional and supervisory duties in the Department of Physical Education. Other duties may include assisting with faculty-led research projects and professional service initiatives.

 

Salary (state whether inclusive or exclusive of tuition supplement):

$20,000 per year, includes tuition supplement

 

Hours/week (10 – 20):

 20 hours

 

Required availability beyond standard business hours (if yes, describe evening and/or weekend obligations):

This position has flexible hours. Students may choose to complete some of the work during non-business hours.

 

Travel required (if yes, describe nature and frequency):

Travel may be required for teaching and supervision conducted off-campus, or for duties related to research and service. Such travel may occur at different frequencies (e.g., 1-2 times per week for teaching, 1-2 times per semester for a service initiative).

 

Required on-campus hours (if yes, describe whether all or some hours must be completed on-campus):

Most assistantship duties will consist of required hours on campus.

 

Equipment to be assigned (desktop/laptop computer, etc):

Graduate assistants are assigned a desktop computer and shared printer.

 

Assigned Office Space (if any):

Graduate assistants are assigned a cubicle and shared office space at the Blatt Physical Education Center.

 

Minimum required qualifications:

  • Earned master's degree in physical education or related field
  • English speaking and writing proficiency

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certification/licensure in physical education (for individuals in the pedagogy concentration)
  • Experience teaching elementary and/or secondary physical education (for individuals in the pedagogy concentration)
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research

Competencies to be reviewed:

  • Teach core courses to physical education majors on a semesterly basis
  • Supervise undergraduate and/or master's students during internships
  • Perform research duties as assigned on a semesterly basis
  • Perform service duties as assigned on a semesterly basis

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