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Graduate Assistantships

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

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Assistantship Category:

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Designated Unit/Center/Project:

Research, Evaluation, and Measurement (REM) Center

 

Immediate Supervisors:

Tammiee Dickenson, Leigh D'Amico, Ashlee Lewis

 

Position Description:

The REM Center is accepting applications from interested graduate students for consideration of part-time employment as Graduate Research Assistants. Graduate Research Assistants work in teams under the guidance of a faculty lead and one or more research staff members.Duties for REM Center Graduate Research Assistants include:

  • Review of literatureData entry, organization, and management
  • Basic quantitative data analysis (e.g., frequencies, descriptive statistics)Development of data collection instruments (e.g., surveys, rubrics, protocols)
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis (e.g., interviews, focus groups)
  • Technical report writingAdvanced quantitative data analysis (for students with advanced coursework)

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

$21,000 for the academic year at 20 hours/week; $7,000 for the summer at 20 hours/week. REM Center does not offer a tuition supplement; students are responsible for paying their own tuition. 

 

Hours/week (10 – 20):

20 hours/week (fewer hours may be considered; additional hours may be considered for summer employment)

 

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

Most work will occur Monday-Friday within standard business hours. There may be occasional work outside of normal business hours to support data collection that may occur in evenings and/or weekends. Faculty and staff will work with students’ schedules to plan and coordinate any work outside of normal business hours with ample notice.  

 

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

Occasional travel for data collection, mostly in SC during normal business hours. Overnight travel may be required on a limited basis. Faculty and staff will work with students’ schedules to plan and coordinate travel with ample notice.  

 

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

All hours are to be worked on-campus, with the exception of data collection and meetings that occur off-campus.

 

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

A desktop or laptop computer will be assigned for performing REM Center work.

 

Assigned Office Space (if any):

Office space will be assigned in the REM Center located on the ground floor of Wardlaw. Each employee is assigned a desk for their individual use.

 

Minimum required qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for the position include:
  • An earned bachelor’s degree
  • Enrollment in or acceptance to a graduate degree program at the University of South Carolina by the start date


Preferred qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include:
  • Background in early childhood and/or PK-12 education
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • An academic record that includes introductory coursework research methods, qualitative and/or quantitative
  • Experience with data analysis software, such as SPSS, SAS, or R

 

Competencies to be reviewed:

Core competencies that will be evaluated include but are not limited to:
  • Accuracy of work: The degree to which the employee makes mistakes or errors that require correction.
  • Communication ability: The effectiveness with which the employee presents accurate information both verbally and in writing; demonstrate growth overtime in capacity to write components of technical and evaluation reports.
  • Dependability: The extent to which the employee can be relied upon to meet work schedules and fulfill job responsibilities and commitments.
  • Judgement: The quality of work-related decisions made by the employee; identify and perform necessary research tasks (e.g. literature reviews, data collection protocols).
  • Meeting schedules: The extent to which the employee efficiently completes their work and effectively meets deadlines.
  • Relationships with others: The extent to which the employee establishes positive relationships with co-workers (e.g. being a good team worker, being tactful and courteous with co-workers).
  • Willingness to learn: The extent to which the employee wants to learn about their job and asks intelligent question about the job, projects, and assigned tasks.

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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