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Graduate Research Assistant

Position Title:  Graduate Research Assistant

Reports to:  Dr. Leila Rod-Welch, Outreach Services Librarian/Associate Professor of Library Services,

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 10 hours per week, beginning August 20, 2018 and ending December 14, 2018.  Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 10 hours per week, beginning January 14, 2019 and ending May 10, 2019.  Does not include the week of Spring Break.


  • Half assistantship salary for 2018-19 is $2,588 per semester. 
  • Salary is prorated on a weekly basis for late start. 
  • 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:

Position Description:

As a research assistant, you will assist with research and some outreach activities. Your duties may include:

  • Organize de-stressing activities such as therapy dogs during the last two weeks of each semester
  • Participate in student orientations, resource fairs, and new hire orientations
  • Conduct and write literature reviews or other parts of manuscripts
  • Analyze data using SPSS, proofreading, and editing
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.  
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship. 
  • Maintain a Plan GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate assistants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Evidence o strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledgeable about library resources and possess strong computer skills.
  • Be detailed oriented, organized, and a self-starter who is able to perform well without supervision and in a timely manner.
  • Cover letter and resume is required (please send your cover letter to Leila Rod-Welch at

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possess strong computer skills
  • Be able to perform well without supervision and in a timely manner
  • Be detail oriented, motivated, and organized
  • B.A. degree in English, Education, or other related field
  • Strong writing, editing, and professional communication skills
  • Knowledgeable about library resources
  • Organized, self-directed, and enthusiastic

Application Process and Deadline:  To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at and send your cover letter and resume to Leila Rod-Welch at

Applications received by June 21, 2018 will be given full consideration.  

June 21, 2018
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