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Graduate Assistantship

Position Available:

Research Assistant in School of Public Affairs


School of Public Affairs

Employment Start Date:


Length of Appointment:

Academic Year



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


The research assistant (RA) will assist faculty members in the School of Public Affairs in data collection, survey, and other social research. May perform publication activities, quality control, or data management. Will be responsible for building and maintaining database of experts in School of Public Affairs


Knowledge, experience, and ability requirements for Research Assistant: • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. • Quantitative and computational – Understanding the structure of data, and the ability to manipulate for presentations. Providing data to end-users online

Demonstrated Traits:

Open to graduate students in SOPA-affiliated graduate programs: Applied Economics, Criminal Justice, Geography, and Public Safety Executive Leadership.

Apply to:

St. Cloud State University
School of Public Affairs
King Banaian
SH 329
720 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Application Information:

Submit a cover letter, resume, two references, two letters of recommendation, writing sample, Please include computer, statistical skills and a graduate assistantship application form to: School Of Public Affairs, SH 329, 720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56303. Applicants will be interviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is fill with a qualified candidate. Please email with any questions regarding the position.

Application Deadline:

May 31, 2014

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SCSU is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, GLBT, persons with disabilities and veterans.

SCSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

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