University of Southern Indiana

Graduate Assistantships

To apply for a Graduate Assistantship, complete a Graduate Assistantship application and submit an updated resume.

Please contact the office listed below, if interested in their Graduate Assistantship position.

Tuition waiver and hourly rate is determined by the program or department.

Click the links below for a description of the graduate assistant opportunities.

Graduate Studies

Posted on 05/15/2018

Administrative/Research Support: Assist the Director of Graduate Studies with research and special projects. Assist the Graduate Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator with marketing/communication projects.

Primary duties include:

  • Collect and sort data for regular marketing activities
  • Assist director with research
  • Campus tours to prospective Graduate Students
  • Email communication to prospective Graduate Students
  • Other duties as assigned

Periodic duties include:

  • Research
  • Special Events
  • Graduate School and Career Expos
  • Social Media Analytics

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI.

Skills|Knowledge|Abilities: Candidate preferred to have related studies in data analysis and skills including:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication
  • Data collection and analysis. 

Appointment Start Date: June 2018

For more information, please contact .

Housing and Residence Life

Posted on 03/29/2018

Administrative/Research Support: To provide administrative support for the Residence Life department in the following areas: hiring, training, supervision, administration, and evaluation of staff.  Develop and foster a community congruent with the departmental and university mission, goals, and core values.

Primary duties include:

  • Co-supervises the Ruston O’Bannon Area Resident Assistant (RA) staff.Co-Facilitates weekly staff meetings with RA staff.
  • Facilitates individual bi-weekly meetings with staff members.
  • Support the living learning community programs
  • Attend regular meetings with the Area Coordinator staff and departmental staff meetings.
  • Attend all training programs for Housing and Residence Life, including periodic divisional meetings and trainings.
  • Assist in advising Housing and Residence Life student organizations. (Area Council/ Town Hall)
  • Assist Area Coordinators in handling student conduct cases and C.A.R.E. follow-up as needed.
  • Assist with departmental projects.
  • Assist with Housing and Residence Life programs and events such as housing contract renewal, check in and check out processes, Orientation, Open House and student staff recruitment and selection.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Two years related housing and residence life leadership experience is preferred. 


  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills required.
  • Experience with computers, databases, spreadsheets, and software preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals, and projecting a positive image of Housing and Residence Life services required.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills and ability to handle emergency situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Must possess a high level of integrity.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse student population.

Appointment Start Date: July 2018

For more information, please contact .

Student Development Programs & Student Activities

Posted on 02/27/2018

Administrative/Research Support: Assist in the development and implementation of programs and services for student organizations and student activities offered by the Student Development Programs and the University of Southern Indiana. Primary duties include:

  • Responsible for the activities and management of the Student Involvement Center, including student assistant supervision, facilities and resource management, allocation of space, promotion of services and administrative support in the office. This includes and open house.
  • Develop and implement organizational development programs for student organizations, student organization leaders, and faculty/staff advisors.
  • Work with the Assistant Director and Program Coordinator to manage programs related to Activities Programming Board, Homecoming and SpringFest.
  • Learn and market the EagleSync software to student organizations.
  • Create weekly student activities email newsletter for campus.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with the implementation of the Student Involvement Fair(s).
  • Aid in the facilitation of the student organization renewal process.
  • Develop resource material for student organizations, student leaders and faculty/staff advisors.
  • Assist in the supervision and coordination of the Cinema USI program.
  • Participate in all Student Development Programs staff meetings.
  • Participate in one on one meetings with supervisor.
  • Assist professional staff int he development of various programs, resources, or research as determined by departmental need.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Leadership experience with student organizations preferred.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher).
  • Ability to work with and relate to a diverse public required.
  • Strong organizational, time management and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple demands in a setting of high student contract and interaction required.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills and ability to understand and communicate university policies. 

Frequent irregular or extended hours, including evening and weekends, may be necessary to complete departmental deadlines or during special programs and events. Local travel may be required.

Appointment Start Date: A.S.A.P

For more information, please contact .

Undergraduate Admissions

Posted on 04/26/2018

Administrative/Research Support: To disseminate information to prospective students and entering students regarding the University, its admission policies and procedures, academic offerings and student services.

Primary duties include:

  • Interview and counsel prospective students with regard to enrollment, the academic offerings, and student services available at USI, and the educational and career goals of the student.

Periodic duties include:

  • Assist with special programs and projects on campus as assigned by the Director of Admission.

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI.

Skills|Knowledge|Abilities: Candidate preferred to have firsthand knowledge of USI student experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must have awareness of university offerings, a background in helping relationships with others, and an understanding of the university mission.

Appointment Start Date: Fall 2018 (2 positions available)

For more information, please contact .

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