Undergraduate Studies Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships in Undergraduate Studies Teaching, Learning, and Outreach Assistant

Position Title: Teaching, Learning, and Outreach Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Studies

Reports to:  Deirdre Heistad (d.heistad@uni.edu)

Executive Director, Undergraduate Studies 

268 Rod Library


Semesters of employment available: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, or Fall 2021, or Spring 2022

General Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 (or 10 if half award) hours per week, beginning August 23, 2021, and ending December 4, 2021. 
  • For the spring semester: 20 (or 10 if half award) hours per week, beginning January 25, 2022, and ending May 7, 2022. Does not include the week of Spring Break.



  • Full-time assistantship salary for 2020-21 is $5,395 per semester.
  • Half-time assistantship salary for 2020-21 is $2,697.50 per semester.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters.
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures:http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships/


Position Description

  • The Office of Undergraduate Studies often has several graduate assistant positions. Specific job duties are assigned in one or more of the following areas: teaching, learning, and/or outreach. Efforts are made to assign graduate assistants to the area that best aligns with their skill set, disposition, and graduate plan of study. Undergraduate Studies Graduate Assistants may be assigned to one or more of the following: 
    • Teaching and course development
    • Peer educator training, supervision, mentoring, and evaluation (TLC tutors, Academic Coaches, PLUS leaders, Peer Mentors, etc)
    • Assist with the day-to-day operations of The Learning Center(TLC) @ Rod Library
    • TLC/UgS promotion and outreach (including Graduation with Distinction in Peer Education and UNI’s Capitol Hill Internship program)
    • Student success program development
    • Research, assessment,  and data collection
    • Website development and/or maintenance
    • Outreach to at-risk students
    • Class presentations
    • Other duties as assigned


General Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate student must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00
  • Have an official transcript on file in the Office of Admissions
  • Be regularly admitted without provisions to degree status in a graduate degree program
  • Must meet UNI’s employment eligibility


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in 9 hours applying to the graduate degree
  • Maintain a plan (and cumulative) GPA of at least a 3.00.  First-semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.22
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Facebook, video streaming
  • Demonstrates ability to learn and apply new technology
  • Demonstrates problem solving abilities


Application Process and Deadline: To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships), a resume, and a letter of application addressing your interest and skill set as they relate to this position to alicia.janssen@uni.edu


Incomplete application packages and/or applications with spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors will not be considered.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.