Opening for Graduate Assistantship Positions

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. View published openings of graduate assistantships listed below and contact the office directly if interested

The ideal time to apply for graduate assistantships is May-June for Fall and November for Spring. Offices must have assistantship positions filled by August 1 for the Fall semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Courtney Noland, Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment at 270-809-5304. 

Current Openings

All assistantships have been filled for Fall 2015. Check back in late November for any Spring 2016 openings.

Susan E. Bauernfeind Recreation and Wellness Center
*Spring 2016

Job Responsibilities:
Daily processing of renewal and new membership payments, input data into membership database, create and develop newsletters for wellness center, administrative duties for the department, assist in coordinating undergraduate student worker interviews, trainings, and evaluations, assist in the coordinator of departmental special events and programs that promote fitness and wellness, and other tasks as assigned by supervisor in order to increase participation, enhance experiences, and provide necessary services.

Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to communitcate to various forms of media outlets effectively and establish favorable public relations
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Brittney Stinnett, Fitness Coordinator, 270-809-4458
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Mrs. Brittney Stinnett.


Campus Recreation & Wellness – Intramural Sports
*Spring 2016

Job Requirements:
Ability to work with a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and provide effective leadership is necessary.
Demonstrate sport officiating experience and experience training officials.
Strong customer service skills and a dependable professional attitude are a must. Evident organizational skills, record keeping, written and oral communication skills are desired.
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 full-time graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Position Duties:
Plan, organize, publicize, administer and evaluate the intramural program.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule intramural officials and supervisors.
Hold informational meetings for team captains, officials, and supervisors.
Maintain sportsmanship and fair play for all participants.
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, Position will remain open until filled.  

“Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity M/F/D, AA employer”