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The Graduate Assistantship program at MSU Billings provides the opportunity for students to engage in teaching, research, scholarly activity, professional service, or assistance with some campus program. Graduate assistantships are available as work-study positions. Teaching assistantships typically do not exceed 15 hours per week and research assistantships typically do not exceed 10 hours per week. Other types of graduate assistantships are varied but do not exceed 19 hours per week. Financial-aid eligible out-of-state graduate assistants will be eligible to receive in-state tuition.

Graduate students must be fully admitted into their program, and be in good standing. Positions open for the upcoming academic year in January and are typically reviewed and filled during April and May each year.

 

For The Upcoming Academic Year

Hourly Rate for Graduate Assistant Positions: $11.90 per hour

Partial Tuition Waiver: $1500.00 per academic term

Job Descriptions for Positions:

Job Description: Support faculty with courses. Tasks may include grading, occasional lecturing/lab set-up, meeting with and emailing students, developing student/alumni groups and websites, assisting with tasks/reports related to accreditation, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Special Considerations: Graduate Student currently enrolled in applicable college/department, excellent communication skills, competence in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint.

Program Contacts:

College of Education:collegeofedu@msubillings.edu; 406-657-2315; COE 291

College of Health Professions and Science:chps@msubillings.edu, 406-896-5830, office -APS107

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences:class@msubillings.edu, 406-657-2247, office -LA506/600

Job Description: The appointment is associated with research and may include the following responsibilities: 1. To complete a proposal or designed program of research under the supervision of a designated supervisor/major professor; 2. To be able to work on and contribute to collaborative research items; 3. To perform the following major duties that may include but are not limited to: reading and comprehending reports and other scientific literature; developing and following IRB proposals, conducting data analysis and computations; collecting data; writing research reports based upon data results; presenting data at conferences, scientific symposiums and professional society meetings with faculty; attending department and accreditation meetings; 4. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Special Considerations:*Strong oral and written communication skills; *Ability to relate to people in a helpful, positive manner; *Analyzes situations and uses problem-solving skills; *Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks; *Ability to conduct research specific to the project; *Knowledge of data collection; *Effective organizational skills; *Works efficiently with little supervision; *Self-Motivated and shows initiative; *Develops timeliness and meets deadlines; *Technological capabilities (i.e.web, research, data analysis); *Experience with word processing, Excel essential; knowledge of SPSS, PowerPoint and desktop publishing would be helpful.

Program Contacts:

College of Education:collegeofedu@msubillings.edu; 406-657-2315; COE 291

College of Health Professions and Science:chps@msubillings.edu, 406-896-5830, office -APS107

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences:class@msubillings.edu, 406-657-2247, office -LA506/600

Job Description: Assist with department/program/division projects. Tasks may include administration related research (e.g. conducting data analysis; support for program accreditation;  assisting with course evaluations); student support (academic or peer advising,organizing student/alumni groups and communication, updating social media, and websites/infrastructure, marketing events and activities);communication and coordination with other campus divisions; assisting with grants/grant writing; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Special Considerations: *Strong oral and written communication skills; *Ability to relate to people in a helpful, positive manner; *Analyzes situations and uses problem-solving skills; *Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks; *Ability to conduct research specific to the project; *Knowledge of data collection; *Effective organizational skills; *Works efficiently with little supervision; *Self-Motivated and shows initiative; *Develops timeliness and meets deadlines; *Technological capabilities (i.e.web, research, data analysis); *Experience with word processing, Excel essential; knowledge of SPSS, Publisher/FrontPage, Adobe Suite, PowerPoint and desktop publishing and D2L would be helpful.

Program Contacts:

Graduate Studies and Research: Dr. Jana Marcette, jana.marcette@msubillings.edu, 406-657-2238, office -McMullen 200

Native American Achievement Center: Ms. Sunny Day Real Bird, sunnyday.realbird@msubillings.edu, 406-657-2144 

Institutional Research: Ms. Joann Stryker, joann.stryker@msubillings.edu, 406-247-5752

SSS/TRIO/Advising: Ms. Laura Gittings-Carlson, l.gittingscarlson@msubillings.edu, 406-657-1668

Art Programs/Northcutt Steele Gallery: Dr. Leanne Gilbertson, Leanne.Gilbertson@msubillings.edu,406-657-2324

College of Education:collegeofedu@msubillings.edu; 406-657-2315; COE 291

College of Health Professions and Science:chps@msubillings.edu, 406-896-5830, office -APS107

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences:class@msubillings.edu, 406-657-2247, office -LA506/600

Job Description: Writing and Math Consultants (15 hours per week): Responsibilities include, hold a regular weekly schedule of (writer- or math) focused tutoring sessions (in drop-in, appointment, and online formats); complete outreach opportunities to promote the Writing Center, and Math Support and the ASC as assigned; attend mandatory training sessions and staff meetings. Graduate Assistant (4 hours per week): Suggested responsibilities include, take ownership of the Writing Center or Math Support email consultation service (monitoring the email address, distributing submissions to  support staff for review, and following up with faculty to assess the quality and outcome of feedback provided); create and update related supplemental instruction materials, handouts and workshops; maintaining a supervisory presence in the University ASC (including participating in hiring and training staff members, mentoring undergraduate students, and serving as a staff liaison); participate in departmental record keeping, scheduling, or assessment efforts.

Qualifications and Special Considerations:

Graduate student, fully admitted to a MSUB graduate program, enrolled full-time and meeting or exceeding minimum GPA requirements for program. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including genuine commitment to the interests and goals of fellow learners. Demonstrated academic success and growth in chosen field of study. Strong organizational skills. Experience using learning technology platforms. Desired: Previous teaching, tutoring, coaching, mentoring, or leadership experience. Ability to be reflective and metacognitive about tutoring practices. “Growth” or resilience mindset. Experience working with special student populations, including students with learning disorders, second-language users. Experience with Microsoft Office products. For Writing Consultants, strong writing skills and extensive experience writing at the college level, as well as extensive experience with research and research writing. For Math Consultants, strong math/statistics skills as well as extensive experience with math/statistics-related research.

For Writing Consultants, a writing sample is required with application: a writing sample of no more than five pages, double-spaced, in length (this may be a fragment of a longer text), which demonstrates your success as writer. All academic genres welcome; samples must include a head-note (one substantive paragraph) describing the context (writing situation) in which you produced the piece and a description of what you learned about yourself as a writer by completing it and now reflecting on it. Writing samples should be sent to the program contact below.

Program Contact: Dr. Felicia Karas, felicia.karas@msubillings.edu,406-247-3021; City College - A040 in the Tech Building

Job Description: The Graduate Assistant Coach reports to and is supervised by the Head Coach and assists the Head Coach, as directed by: • Planning and implementing practice sessions; • Providing input and other coaching related duties for home and away events; • Recruiting qualified, prospective student-athletes as allowed by NCAA rules; • Analyzing video tapes of potential student athletes for recruitment; • Scouting prospective opponents as allowed by contract and NCAA rules; • Assisting with team travel arrangements, such as transportation, hotels, and meals; • Facilitating the scheduling and supervision of practice opportunities by visiting teams; • Planning and implementing camps and clinics in the respective sport; • Assisting with the planning and implementation of departmental development and marketing events and activities; • Assisting with the oversight of the student-athletes academic achievement; • Assisting with game and event scheduling with opponents; and • Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach

Qualifications and Special Considerations: Bachelor’s Degree • Must be enrolled in a graduate program at Montana State University Billings • Collegiate  experience in athletics area preferred • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills • Ability to multi-task and work within a team environment • Desire to work with culturally diverse populations • Ability to work with people in fast paced and potentially hectic environment • Must have thorough understanding of special demands of the athletic environment with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student-athletes, coaches, athletic department staff, boosters, University administration, faculty, and surrounding community

Athletics Areas

Athletics Administration Graduate Assistant

Baseball Graduate Assistant Coach

Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant Coach

Men's Soccer Graduate Assistant Coach

Softball Graduate Assistant Coach

Track & Field Graduate Assistant Coach

Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant Coach

Women’s Triathlon Graduate Assistant Coach

Women’s Basketball Graduate Assistant Coach

 

Position Contact: Ms. Bekah Gasner; rebekah.gasner@msubillings.edu;  406-657-2282; PE 158/26

Job Description: Graduate Assistants will be responsible for a variety of activities, including but not limited to: *Conduct educational research which would enhance campus understanding of teaching and learning processes; *Assist faculty with instructional design and D2L technology issues; *Help design instructional and informational print and web-based materials for faculty and students; *Conduct needs assessments; *Design and distribute eLearning office communications; *Assist with instructional events hosted by eLearning. The eLearning Graduate Assistant position is typically for 19 hours per week.

Qualifications and Special Considerations: Comfortable with technology, familiarity with D2L a bonus; *Ability to work with a variety of faculty and staff; *Strong writing, research, and oral communication skills; *Ability to work independently; *Open to students in any program.

Program Contact: Mr. Tyr Hawkaluk, tyr.hawkaluk@msubillings.edu, 406-247-5723, COE 328

 

 

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