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Graduate Assistant Positions

CEHS often has graduate assistant positions available to our graduate students. There are many benefits to obtaining a graduate assistantship position, including work experience in your field of study to add to your professional resume, mentorships with our knowledgeable faculty to enrich your study, and university tuition waivers.

Available CEHS Graduate Assistantship positions:

Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)

2020 Spring Semester

Dr. Carla Brigandi is looking to fill one Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) position for a DoED funded research project. The research project focuses on supporting Computer Science education for students who live in rural and low SES communities by providing effective instruction, and increasing the identification of students with advanced academic ability. Dr. Brigandi and colleagues Dr. Nancy Spillane and Dr. Karen Rambo-Hernandez are in the first year of the 5-year project.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Graduate Student to build on a variety of research and project coordination skills through on-the-job training, collaboration with other faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students, and mentorship from Dr.’s Brigandi, Spillane, and Rambo-Hernandez. This is an on-campus spring 2020 appointment requiring occasional off campus travel with the potential for renewal. Responsibilities include assisting researchers with data collection, organization, and preliminary quantitative and qualitative analysis, conducting classroom observations, committee work including meeting attendance, and other research related activities as needed. The positon starts immediately for 20 hours per week with a competitive monthly stipend and eligibility for a university tuition waiver each semester worked.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  1. Will have strong organization, communication (verbal and written), and collaboration skills allowing them to work successfully with multiple investigators across multiple sites.
  2. Will be flexible, willing, and able to travel up to four days per semester.
  3. Will have knowledge and experience related to applied research design, implementation, and analytic strategies from a quantitative approach. Qualitative or mixed methodological approaches are a plus.
  4. Will develop skills in project coordination, research methodology, data entry, and data analysis from multiple perspectives.
  5. Will commit to at least one academic semester of work for the project with the potential for extending.
  6. Will dedicate 20 hours/week to fulfilling project-related tasks and working directly with Dr. Brigandi and Dr. Spillane helping to conduct and coordinate tasks for the project.

Knowledge of computer science and/or computer science related disciplines is preferred. Interviews will begin immediately. Interested applicants should direct inquiries and submit via email to Dr. Carla Brigandi ( a cover letter detailing interest and qualifications relevant to the project along with their vita/resume.

Higher Education Administration G.A. Positions

Students in the Master of Arts in Higher Education with Student Affairs Specialization on-campus program are eligible for graduate assistantships within the WVU Student Affairs Office and its programs.  View available positions.

Note to Faculty:

If you are a CEHS faculty member who would like to submit a G.A. position to advertise on this page, please fill out the online form available at the link below.

Submit G.A. position announcement

Programs that are hiring graduate assistants for are asked to use the sample contract, letter, or checklist now available at the WVU Graduate Education website. A sample evaluation form that can be used at the end of each semester to assess and record the performance of graduate assistants is also provided. Questions about graduate assistantships can be directed to the Office of Graduate Education and Life, 304-293-7173,