Graduate Assistantship Positions

A list of the available graduate assistantship (GA) positions available at UF for the 2014-2015 academic year.   You need to submit an application for EACH position you are applying for. Please only apply for those positions you are qualified for,  included the position number you are applying for on each application.

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Position Number: Supervisor

GA-3: Christine E. Tulley, Ph.D. Director of the Writing Program, Associate Professor of English, CTE Faculty Liaison

Description: (Part-Time position) The GA will assist the Director of Writing with a number of program needs including the following: Placement of 600 incoming freshman students by test score and transfer credit, pre-requisite checking, and facilitation of schedule changes. GA will also assist in the collection of data from final portfolio processes in ENGL 104 and 106 and the coordination of ENGL 104 and 145 courses.

Specific Qualifications: Master’s of Arts in Education students with an Emphasis in AYA/Language Arts preferred.

GA-7: Crystal Weitz Campus Compact Center for Service and Learning
Description: (Full-Time position) This position is needed to help support Campus Compact’s day-to-day activities and special events. The GA will work with all Campus Compact personnel, including: Campus Compact Coordinator, Service Learning Faculty Liaison, AmeriCorps VISTA (if granted), members of the Campus Compact Board, and the work-study student. While the AmeriCorps VISTA will focus on “outreach” to the Findlay community, the GA will focus on “inreach” to the UF campus community. Both will work together to community service and service-learning projects based on their interactions on campus and off campus. GA will also maintain a database of volunteer opportunities, and assist with the assessment of volunteer and co-curricular initiatives.

GA-35: Dr. Jennifer Fennema-Bloom Assistant Professor of TESOL and Bilingual Education, Director of the MA TESOL Program & Dr. Erin Laverick Director, IELP and Associate Professor of English as an International Language
Description: (Full – Time position) GA will work primarily as a tutor within the English Language Learning (ELL) Support Center. GA additional duties include tracking, writing and sending service reports, weekly meetings with TESOL director, web-page development and upkeep, research. GA will also research, develop and conduct three campus wide workshops.

GA-12: Joyce Lammers Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Description: (Part – Time Position) GA will assist in the transcription of interviews and management of data associated with a qualitative phenomenological study. Other duties include activities such as managing a large collection of patient treatment videos, and transferring them to DVD, managing contacts to patients who would come into the Doctor of Physical Therapy courses. GA could also work in the making of videos of physical therapy interventions to be able to distribute to the weekend doctor of physical therapy students so that they have them for reference.

GA-14: Bethany Henderson-Dean, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences
Description: (Part-Time position) GA will aid in the management of the Rieck center and to begin marketing this property for use by potential community partners. Goals of the position will be to increase community awareness of the Rieck Center to potential community partners, establish revenue opportunities for UF, provide experiential learning opportunities for UF students, and maintain and improve the facility.

GA-28: John Stanovich, R.Ph. Assistant Dean of Pharmacy, External Programs
Description: (Full -Time position) GA will assist to develop, assess, and evaluate the Continuing Education Services offered by The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. The GA will develop a process to insure that all continuing education activities meet the Accreditation Council on Continuing Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standards. Coordinating speaker guidance for continuing education activities, performing literature research and evaluation, develop learning objectives tied to needs assessment and gap analysis, coordinate facility and audiovisual needs for live continuing education activities, perform outcome assessment through post-activity survey and follow-up, report continuing education credit through CPE monitor and write a successful grant application to support a continuing education activity.

GA-11: Jean Weaver Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Sharon Fleming Walsh, D.Sc. Chair, Associate Professor of the Physical Therapy Program
Description: (Part-Time position) GA will participate in training through the Oiler Success Center and Disability Services regarding the facilitation of small groups, retention of material, and critical thinking/problem solving. The GA will then be assigned to small groups of students as assigned by the Associate Chair of PT/PT Retention Committee and be required to meet with these groups weekly. Meet and discuss with content faculty the priority of content to be addressed. Specific Qualifications: Successful completion of 1st and 2nd year course material in the PT program. Good interpersonal skills and awareness of own learning styles and the ability to adapt to those of others. Willingness to develop their skills in teaching problem solving, critical thinking, small group facilitation, and application of material. Need to be available to accommodate the course schedule of both weekend and traditional PT students.

GA-2: Marianna Hofer Associate Professor of English
Description: (Part – Time Position) GA duties would consist of overseeing the normal operations of From the Writers’ Kitchen Literary Journal. Normal operations include coordinate and run the meetings with staff, set up yearly schedule for producing the journal, oversee budget and keep track of finances, help recruit and oversee staff, publicity of the journal, track and acknowledge online submissions, coordinate and work on production of the journal, coordinate unveiling party, oversee distribution of completed journal.

GA-4: Robert Schirmer University Archivist & Reference Librarian
Description: (Part-Time position) GA activities involve ongoing sorting, evaluation and recording of newly acquired materials. Assist in the maintenance of the Archives Handbook and finding aids, revising the forms used in the Archives, reviewing the library web pages and creating in them a section for the Archives. GA will also help to gather and prepare archival materials for use by patrons of the Archives. Other responsibilities of the position include filing of materials after their use and sorting through multiple copies of items in order to identify the best ones for retention.

GA-34: Chris Underation Assistant Professor of Communication
Description: (Part-Time position) GA responsibilities include first edit of all copy turned into the Pulse for possible publication, onsite when the copy of that week’s paper is edited and laid out, running of the weekly staff meetings, issues the weeks story budget to members of the staff, counsels writers on how best to seek sources for stories, tutors students on APA style of writing, conceptualizes and helps put together stories (in conjunction with the student editor), updates the Pulse newspaper online with new content, helps deliver the print issue of the Pulse, serves as a primary point of contact for story requests, complaints or concerns.

GA-8: David Essinger Assistant Professor of English
Description: (Part-Time position) GA will perform administrative duties including management of submissions for creative writing, maintaining and developing our Open Journal systems platform for online submissions and web publicity, working with social media and other PR, coordinating volunteer staff, and may address editorial, layout and design duties for the annual print issue of Slippery Elm; a new UF literary magazine for a national audience.

GA-49: Allison Baer Associate Professor of Education
Description: (Full -Time position) GA will support the College of Education’s Teacher Resource Center and the UF “Clubhouse” Reading and Math Program. Duties include research and identify scholarly materials as requested by COE faculty to support student research projects, organize and catalog research materials, reading and review scholarly materials, collect and organize scholarly reviews to be used by COE faculty, staff, and students. Also to collaborate with the Teacher Resource Center director and professor of record for the UF Reading Program to select appropriate children’s literature for the tutors. GA will conduct informational tours of the Teacher Resource Center for students, staff, faculty, and guests. GA may also assist in gathering data to support grant requests.

GA-10: Ken Speidel, Pharm.D. Adjunct Faculty, College of Pharmacy
Description: (Part – Time Position) Duties to be completed under the supervision of the primary lab instructors in PHAR363 include assist with the design and testing of pharmaceutical formulations that will represent present and future pharmacy practice challenges for pharmacists, insure lab and counseling session readiness, instruct students on the procedures and activities in the lab, attend weekly training sessions with primary lab instructors to facilitate lab, perform quantitative analysis of completed student formulations to insure appropriate formulation potency and sterility if indicated. Specific qualifications: Must be P5 Pharmacy student.

GA-6: Michelle Arnold Instructor, English Riding Program
Description: (Part- Time position) GA will primarily be in the arena and the barn. Arena duties include assisting in the demos and in the instruction of the EQST123 and 124. Additional responsibilities will include involvement in supporting the classwork and instruction of riding students in EQST223 and 224. In addition the GA will assist the barn managers with supervising students in the barn and work with student who may have problems and/or issues with their horses in training. There will be work with veterinarians and supervise/educate regarding the treatment of horses. The GA will be asked to assist in the development of academic strands within the equestrian English riding programs to better serve the students’ needs.

GA-27: Farabee (F.D.) McCarthy, Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor of Animal and Pre-Veterinary Studies
Description: (Part -Time position) GA will be located at the new Dr. C Richard Beckett Animal Science building. GA will primarily be responsible for coordinating and instructing students in the animal care portion of ANSC 231 and 232 classes. GA may also assist in some lectures held in the Animal Science building. GA will also be responsible for supervision of the scheduling and coordination of the feeding and care of the hundreds of animals in the program and developing activities that engage the students and improve the learning experience. GA may also assist the barn manager and/or barn foreman with duties in the barn; be utilized as a supervisor of students in the barn as well as support person and liaison between the barn manager and students; or work with the veterinarian and supervise the treatment of animals.

GA-30: Jill Paxton Director of Equestrian Studies & Equine Management
Description: (Part -Time position) GA will primarily be in classroom, arena and the barn. Arena duties include assisting in the demos and in the instruction of the EQST121 and 122. Additional responsibilities will include involvement in supporting the classwork and instruction of riding students in EQST221 and 222. In addition to assisting the instructors, the GA will assist the barn managers with teaching and supervising students in the barn and work with student who may have problems and/or issues with their horses in training. There will be work with veterinarians and supervise/educate regarding the treatment of horses. The TA will be asked to assist in the development of academic strands within the equestrian Western riding programs to better serve the students’ needs.

GA-9: Dr. John Wolper Associate Professor of Hospitality Management
Description: (Part-Time Position) GA duties will support the Sport and Event Management major needs to expand its academic programs and must conduct research on content of academic programs, internships and development of relationships with appropriate companies and organizations, assist with the research and activity of the supervising faculty, actively participate in the presentation of professional papers and attend at least two professional conferences in the field of Sport and Event Management.

GA-50: Kay Koch, Director, Oiler Success Center
Description: (Full-Time position) GA will serve as a mentor and role model to UF campus community. Additional duties include accessing, monitoring, inputting and updating databases, monitoring of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) forms, compile mailings and emails, and assist in office coverage. Specific Qualifications: Education or Business major preferred.

GA-51: Megan Ehora International Recruiter
Description: Female Applicants only (Full-Time position) Job duties include maintaining and residing in the International Welcome Houses. GA’s also manage overflow housing and transportation at area hotels at the start of each semester. Enforce all on-campus rules and regulations, and all check-in and check-out forms and billing of Welcome Houses. Coordinate flight arrivals, housing requests, insurance information, campus tours, transportation, etc. for new and returning students. Assist with activities sponsored by International Admissions and Services. GA’s serve as peer mentors for new and returning students. Students know they can go to the Welcome Houses after hours and on the weekends whenever they need assistance.

Specific Qualifications: GA’s live on-campus and are here to assist students after hours and on weekends.

GA-52: Megan Ehora International Recruiter
Description: Male Applicants only (Full-Time position) Job duties include maintaining and residing in the International Welcome Houses. GA’s also manage overflow housing and transportation at area hotels at the start of each semester. Enforce all on-campus rules and regulations, and all check-in and check-out forms and billing of Welcome Houses. Coordinate flight arrivals, housing requests, insurance information, campus tours, transportation, etc. for new and returning students. Assist with activities sponsored by International Admissions and Services. GA’s serve as peer mentors for new and returning students. Students know they can go to the Welcome Houses after hours and on the weekends whenever they need assistance.

Specific Qualifications: GA’s live on-campus and are here to assist students after hours and on weekends.

GA-53: Megan Ehora International Recruiter
Description: (Full-Time position) Job duties include maintaining and residing in the International Welcome Houses. GA’s also manage overflow housing and transportation at area hotels at the start of each semester. Enforce all on-campus rules and regulations, and all check-in and check-out forms and billing of Welcome Houses. Coordinate flight arrivals, housing requests, insurance information, campus tours, transportation, etc. for new and returning students. Assist with activities sponsored by International Admissions and Services. GA’s serve as peer mentors for new and returning students. Students know they can go to the Welcome Houses after hours and on the weekends whenever they need assistance.

Specific Qualifications: GA’s live on-campus and are here to assist students after hours and on weekends.

GA-54: Chris Sippel Director of International Education
Description: (Full-Time position) Focus of the GA would pertain to the promotion and support of study abroad opportunities for UF’s domestic students, staff and faculty. The GA would serve alongside the Coordinator of International Education in taking further steps in the establishment of a true study abroad office and would continue to work to enhance on-campus intercultural activities and learning opportunities through the Buford Intercultural Student Services Center.

GA-55: Lori Colchagoff Director, Office of Disability Services
Description: (Full-Time position) GA duties include assisting students registered with the Office of Disabilities Services with daily needs as assigned by the Director. This could involve providing students information about campus resources, assistance with study and organization skills, and assistance with adaptive equipment set-up, scribe and/or read exams for students. Assist the Director with the hiring process of student employees, input student disability data into ACCESS software, tutor assigned disability students, represent Disability Services at orientations, registrations and college fairs, attend UF ADA committee meetings, mentor UF suspension return students, Co-lead the ODS support Group. Specific Qualifications: Candidate will be expected to have computer skills, above average communication and written skills, experience or interest in working with individuals with disabilities.

GA-56: Almar Walter Director of Intercultural Student Services
Description: (Full-time position) This position will be used to create more culturally diverse activities and programming for our students at UF. The position also helps contribute to and, as possible, support all UF initiatives currently existing which promote campus diversity and cultural learning. Duties include assisting in coordination of yearly activities for students with the director such as Black Student Union events, International Night, Black History Month, Diversity Month programming and all other events sponsored by the office and or The Black Student Union. Student will also assist with retention and recruitment efforts for students of color, attend administrative meetings with/and in the absence of the director, service as the Co-Advisor of the Black Student Union organization, conduct research and/or published critique to enhance the efficiency and productivity of ISS, direct and manage all facets of ASPIRE mentoring program, perform all clerical duties needed by the department, serve as official transportation liaison for the office needs regarding off campus programming, manage all aspects of Buford Center reservations. GA is responsible for development of one major diversity program each academic semester.

Specific Qualifications: Must have the ability to communicate effectively and be sensitive to students from varied cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Full knowledge of and commitment to I.S.S. and the University’s policies, procedures, and regulations. Experience with both underrepresented and international populations, Black Student Union (BSU), Office of Intercultural Student Services (ISS), staff supervision (work study students), and budget administration.