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Graduate Assistantship

Position Available:

Faculty Research Assistant in Department of Social Work in Department of Social Work


School of Health and Human Services

Employment Start Date:


Length of Appointment:

August 20, 2013 through May 9, 2014


May include occasional evening hours. Monday through Friday 20

In addition to the salary/stipend, both full-time and part-time graduate assistants are eligible for partial tuition remission based on appointment type.


Responsibilities support faculty research which may include: - Exploration of theoretical foundations for research; - Problem formulation; - Application of social work values and ethics to research design and methodology; - Literature search encompassing review of scholarly literature (books, articles, media) on a specific topic; - Development of measurement instruments; - Gathering of data; - Date entry; - Data analysis; - Written reports for each component of the research process; - Understands social work ethics; - Other duties related to administrative and teaching support may be assigned. Work in this area will be completed under the direction of a Department of Social Work faculty member(s). Other duties related to administrative or teaching support may be assigned.


Required - A bachelorís degree from an accredited institution; - Full admission to a graduate degree program at St. Cloud State University is required; - Demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds; - Demonstrated organizational ability and attention to detail; - Strong written communication skills including clarity of ideas, proper grammar, and editing; - Strong oral communication skills including ability to express of ideas, clarify information, and engage others; - Competence in using Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook; - Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments; - Interest in developing knowledge and skills in research. Preferred: - Experience in program assessment, evaluation, or research activities; - Experience or knowledge of statistical software.

Apply to:

St. Cloud State University
Department of Social Work
Gary S. Whitford, MSW Program Director
237 Stewart Hall
720 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Application Information:

Please send Graduate Assistant Application (found at Grad Studies webpage) resume, a writing sample, and three references to the address above. Either hard copy or electronic applications will be accepted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. All applications will be reviewed and interview will be scheduled for the week of April 2-6, 2012.

Application Deadline:

April 1, 2013

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