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Graduate Assistantship Openings

Graduate students that meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should follow the proper steps to completing an application:

1. Contact your academic department for any openings
2. Fill out a general graduate assistantship application and turn it in to the Office of Graduate Education, 333 Wells Hall
3. View published openings of graduate assistantships listed below and contact the office directly if interested

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Courtney Noland, Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment at 270-809-5304.

The Graduate Assistant for the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center works closely 

with the Director of the program in all aspects of the development and implementation of 

recreational and wellness activities. 


Ability to work with a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and provide effective 

leadership is necessary.  

Strong customer service skills and a dependable professional attitude are a must.  

Evident organizational skills, record keeping, written and oral communication skills are 


Red Cross CPR and AED certifications and/or recognized certifications in fitness, group 

exercise, or personal training are preferred but not required.  

Position is contingent upon admission to Murray State University and enrolls as a fulltime graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  

Position Duties:

Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule student staff.  

Develop and assist with revisions of policies and procedures as appropriate.

Oversight of day to day operations in the absence of professional staff.

Monitor safety, security and risk management for daily operations and events.  

Perform other duties as assigned.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to 

Steve Leitch, sleitch@murraystate.edu 

Position will remain open until filled.

The Racer Writing Center
The Racer Writing Center is currently seeking applications for graduate assistantships to work 20 hours per week as a writing consultants. All candidates must meet university guidelines for graduate assistants. Candidates should possess strong academic writing skills, including in-depth knowledge of mechanics, style, and argumentation, and work well with others. Writing consultants primarily spend their time working with clients (undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff) in helping to improve their ability to write effectively. In addition, writing consultants also perform tasks like data input, record keeping, and client scheduling. Scheduling is somewhat flexible and includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours and is arranged by the center's director and assistant director. Interested applicants should send a one page statement outlining their qualifications, area of study, and suitability for the position, as well as a writing sample which should be emailed directly (as an attachment) to Dr. Josh Adair, Racer Writing Center Director at jadair1@murraystate.edu. The deadline for application is April 30, 2014.

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