Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships include both reimbursement of partial tuition and fees and work compensated at an hourly rate. Each assistantship compensates individuals differently. Please contact the department listed with the below position for more information and to schedule an interview.

To be considered for a Graduate Assistantship position, students must be accepted into a graduate program at the University of Southern Indiana.

Student must complete the GA application to be considered for an assistantship. Only one application is needed. Multiple assistantship positions can be selected in the application.

GA Application

GA Policy

Alumni Relations & Volunteer USI

Posted on 5/18/2020

Administrative Support: Coordinate/manage events, activities and programming timelines. Assist in managing all aspects of USI Student Alumni Association, it's committees, events and programming. Serve as co-advisor with assistant director. Primary duties include:

  • Assist with development and execution of strategic social media initiatives that promote, support and enhance awareness of USI Alumni Association, Student Alumni Association, Volunteer USI and Parents and Families Association programs, activities and events that drive support and engagement of alumni, students and friends of the University.
  • Build Excel spreadsheet for department budget and account reconciliation.

Periodic duties include:

  • May assist with maintenance of Alumni Relations, Volunteer USI and Student Alumni including editorial content and page development, day-to-day site maintenance and creation of site analytic reports.
  • Work with Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI team to conduct strategic and purposeful evaluations of Alumni Association, Student Alumni Association, Volunteer USI and Parent & Families communication, activities, events and programming.

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Work with constituent groups, managing projects, leading teams, and MS Office experience preferred. 

Skills | Knowledge | Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills with various social media to promote organization, events and activities
  • Ability to work with groups, ability to coordinate details and time lines
  • Advise student group

For more information please contact Mrs. Janet Johnson at

Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center

Posted on 06/12/2019

Administrative Support: Assist in the administration of all aspects of the Outdoor Adventure program including Equipment check out. There will also be opportunities to work with other areas in the RFW. Primary duties include:

  • Oversee day to day operation of climbing wall and bouldering area
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, supervision and safety for all outdoor adventure trips
  • Develop and operate within a budget to provide and offer trips
  • Oversee daily operation of outdoor adventure equipment checkout and care
  • Organize, coordinate, administer, and evaluate Low Ropes program
  • Recruit, select, train, and schedule student workers

Periodic duties include:

  • Assist with Special Events. (Labor Day at the Lake, Rec Madness and more)
  • Assist in the operation of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Assist with Student Wellness programs
  • Attend weekly Professional Staff meetings
  • Assist with payroll of student employees
  • Help with care of, maintenance and inventory of all equipment.

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Bachelor's degree in Sport Management or related major and one to two years campus recreation experience preferred.

Skills | Knowledge | Abilities:

  • Good Interpersonal and Communications skills
  • Ability to Teach, Mentor and Lead students

For more information please contact Mr. Mark Gregory at

Rice Library - University Archives & Special Collection

Posted on: 3/26/2020

Primary Purpose: Assist with special projects in the archives and daily operations of the University Archives and Special Collections unit. Duties will include working with students, staff and faculty on research assignments. Some digitization and working with archive processes and procedures. Primary function include:

  • Work on special research projects with the University Archivist. This may include processing materials using archival standards, data entry for historical database, researching subjects, digitization, working on metadata, or basic preservation on materials.

  • Assist Library Associate in the digitization of the University, Regional and Communal Studies collections. Working to clean up metadata on records, research information on local collections, and finalize ongoing projects.

  • Assist Senior Library Assistant in developing and preparing presentations and exhibits for the unit and in support of various civic organizations in the area, using UASC material and social media platforms.

  • Senior Assist Library Assistant in providing materials, reference, and instructional services in the UASC patrons which could include responding to researchers and visitors in person; via telephone; e-mail; and fax communications. This includes assisting University students; faculty; and staff; as well as news media; visiting scholars; and the general public.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Preferred knowledge of archival standards, digitization of materials or library operations.

Skills | Knowledge | Abilities:

  • Good customer service skills required.

  • Must be able to effectively serve and communicate with a diverse group of internal and external individuals, particularly USI faculty; students; and staff; and be able to accurately interpret and explain policies to UASC users.

  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to accurately interpret both written and verbal instructions.

  • Ability to work independently without frequent direct supervision is required. Must be self-motivated.

  • Working knowledge of computer software, scanners, and digital cameras.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications

For more information please contact Mrs. Jennifer Greene at

Teacher Education

Posted on 11/20/2019

Administrative/Research Support: Assist faculty and administration in Teacher Education with various duties. Expertise with data, literature reviews, marketing and communication could all contribute to this position. Primary duties include:

  • Expertise with spreadsheets and databases; assist with preparation of CAEP data/paperwork
  • Knowledge of APA formatting for professors publishing manuscripts; simple editing suggestions; simple search of a topic/literature search at the library
  • TED Facebook page help and other social media outlets
  • Coordinating materials needed for TED Teacher talks (ie. technology, sign-in sheets, etc.)
  • Develop marketing materials for programs; market analysis for degree programs
  • Communication with prospective students (i.e., sending an email written by a professor and inputing email addresses)
  • Other duties as assigned

Periodic duties include:

  • Potential coverage for a class if faculty member is at a conference and their expertise would lend itself to the class
  • Identify potential recruitment events and assist with recruitment activities

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Masters degree and teaching experience in P-12 or higher education in Education are preferred. 

Skills | Knowledge | Abilities:

  • Expertise with spreadsheets and databases
  • Expertise in APA formatting
  • Experience with social media such as Facebook
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn

For more information please contact Dr. Jill Raisor at or Mrs. Michelle Herrmann at


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