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)

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.


AOD Resource Center - Graduate Assistant - Clinical Position
Seal Hall - 309-298-2457
Full-time - 20 hrs/week
$943/month
Fall 2017

Responsibilities

Under supervision, the student conducts individual brief screening and motivational interviewing and provides psycho-education for referrals from Student Judicial.  Must be available for 20 hours between 8-4:30 Monday through Friday with a set schedule to allow for client appointments. Student is allowed to observe/assist senior clinicians with groups and assessments. Student may be allowed additional types of appointments as deemed clinically appropriate by the clinical supervisor. Student will also be trained to run the front desk when the receptionist is away and to assist with Prevention events as needed/

Application Process

Please submit the Application and your CV or resume via e-mail to v-coeur@wiu.edu or in person at Seal Hall 208 (East Wing). Interviews will be offered after the receipt and review of application and CV/resume.


AOD Resource Center - Graduate Assistant - Prevention Education Position
Seal Hall - 309-298-2457
Full-time - 20 hrs/week
$943/month
Fall 2017

Responsibilities

Under supervision, the student develops and presents educational programs/activities on campus and assists with the Peer Education group known as the BAC Squad.  Student will assist with informational table fairs and social norms marketing.  Some evening and weekend hours are required which results in some flexibility of scheduling for the student.

Application Process

Please submit the Application and your CV or resume via e-mail to v-coeur@wiu.edu or in person at Seal Hall 208 (East Wing). Interviews will be offered after the receipt and review of application and CV/resume.


EDUCATIONAL STUDIES - RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION - Quad Cities
Full-time - 20 hrs/week
$943/month
January 17 - May 13, 2017

Responsibilities

Graduate assistant work assignments in the Department of Educational Studies consist primarily, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

Research support activities for faculty - 80%

  • Collecting or analyzing data
  • Preparing publications in APA style
  • Scholarly writing and editing
  • Formatting documents (Microsoft Word)
  • Library research
  • Other research activities

Clerical assistance (e.g., answering phones; filing; letter writing, etc.) - 10%

  • Assists in preparation and organization of book orders for the department
  • Assists in scheduling departmental meetings
  • Assists with service requests for the department
  • Assists in organization of student evaluations, either through face to face or online method

Technical support  - 10%

  • Excel/database development; data entry/data retrieval, etc.  
  • Other support services as needed

Qualifications

Student must possess the following in order to qualify for the assistantship:

  • Organizational skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Professional etiquette
  • Professional communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Tech skills (Microsoft Office, Google Apps)

Note: A sample of work may be required as part of the application process.

Eligibility Requirements

Pursuant to the School of the Graduate Studies, 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 regularly accepted into a master’s program. 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.

Application Process

Those interested in applying should complete and submit the request form with appropriate signatures ( wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf ) to the Graduate School.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Contact person: Lisa Turke, la-turke@wiu.edu, or call 309.298-1183.


EDUCATIONAL STUDIES RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION - Macomb
Full-time 20 hrs/week
$943/month
January 17 - May 13, 2017

Responsibilities

Graduate assistant work assignments in the Department of Educational Studies consist primarily, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

Research support activities for faculty - 80%

  • Collecting or analyzing data
  • Preparing publications in APA style
  • Scholarly writing and editing
  • Formatting documents (Microsoft Word)
  • Library research
  • Other research activities

Clerical assistance (e.g., answering phones; filing; letter writing, etc.) - 10%

  • Assists in preparation and organization of book orders for the department
  • Assists in scheduling departmental meetings
  • Assists with service requests for the department
  • Assists in organization of student evaluations, either through face to face or online method

Technical support - 10%

  • Excel/database development; data entry/data retrieval, etc.  
  • Other support services as needed

Qualifications

Student must possess the following qualifications in order to qualify for the assistantship:

  • Organizational skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Professional etiquette
  • Professional communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Tech skills (Microsoft Office, Google Apps)

Note: A sample of work may be required as part of the application process.

Eligibility Requirements

Pursuant to the School of the Graduate Studies, 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 regularly accepted into a master’s program. 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.

Application Process

Those interested in applying should complete and submit the request form with appropriate signatures ( wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf ) to the Graduate School.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Contact person: Lisa Turke, la-turke@wiu.edu, or call 309.298-1183.