The University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR, United States
Jun 26, 2020
Oct 09, 2020
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Graduate Research Assistantship-Graduate School
Adjunct/Part Time/GA $ Amount
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The applicant should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (both oral and written). Candidates must be computer proficient (Microsoft Office and Google apps), enthusiastic, outgoing, and willing to learn and take on multiple tasks. Confidentiality, as well as strong attention to detail, is critical in this position. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements as outlined in the Graduate Assistant Guidelines. http://uca.edu/graduateschool/assistantships-student-info/
The position requires twenty (20) hours of work per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Our graduate assistantship includes a stipend as well as a tuition scholarship for nine graduate credit hours per term.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
GRAs working in the Graduate School spend the majority of their time engaged in research projects related to graduate education. Although responsibilities vary, they may include:
-Developing programming for graduate students;
-Benchmarking various topics and preparing a summary of findings;
-Conducting literature reviews on specified topics;
-Developing procedures for research studies;
-Aiding in the process of collecting and analyzing data; and
-Contributing in a meaningful way to the dissemination of results, including co-authoring papers and presentations
In addition to research responsibilities, GRAs in the Graduate School aid the Graduate School staff with administrative-type responsibilities. Typical responsibilities include:
-Providing support for the Administrative Specialist in the front office – processing mail, answering phones, etc.;
-Assisting Admission Specialists with the preparation of written correspondence to students;
-Assisting the Graduation Coordinator with processing graduation application, correspondence related to commencement, etc.; and
-Assist Program Coordinator with various correspondence and data entry.
Required Education and/or Experience
Conferred Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas.
Founded in 1907,
has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the
is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.
is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K–12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.
Background Check Requirements
00 - 01 - Criminal/Sex/Drug
Desired start date
Background Check Statement
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UCA EEO Statement
The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Attach the following to an e-mail message addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Graduate School
Applicant” in the subject line:
-Completed Graduate Assistant Application form found at http://uca.edu/graduateschool/assistantships-student-info/
-Resume (with references and their contact information)