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Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellowships

St. John’s School of Education offers students the opportunity to gain professional experience in their chosen field of study through assistantships and fellowships. Graduate assistants and Doctoral Fellows provide research, instructional, and administrative support to The School of Education's faculty and administration. Most spend about 15 hours per week in their assistantship or fellowship role and devote the remainder of their time to their academic pursuits. This combination of service, study, and research (when applicable) constitutes a full-time commitment. Assistantships and fellowships are competitive positions that are highly sought after. They present a rewarding opportunity for you to participate in a vibrant academic community.

Assistantships become available at the end of the current term as students holding positions complete their academic programs. A number of Graduate Assistantships and University Fellowships are granted to various academic departments within each school and college of the University. Graduate Assistantships are also available in administrative departments.

 

Information about Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Filling the Assistantship

1.    Graduate student reviews website for assistantship opportunities.
2.    Graduate student completes the Application for Graduate Assistantships/ Doctoral Fellowships.
3.    The Dean’s office reviews the applications for Graduate Assistantships and/or Doctoral Fellowships and distributes them to supervisors with open GA/Fellow positions for review.
4.    If you meet their needs you will be contacted for an interview.
5.    If you are selected you will be informed by the interviewer.
6.    HR processes the stipend payment through payroll. Financial Aid applies the scholarship to the student’s account and provides financial aid with the relevant information.

Reappointment and Duration of Appointment

Each department is responsible for determining and communicating its own specific criteria, within the limits of university policy, for assessing student qualification for appointment and reappointment to a graduate assistantship. In general, reappointment is dependent upon satisfactory performance and normal progress toward a graduate degree. As with all university faculty and staff positions, appointment and reappointment are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Performance Reviews

Each department is responsible for determining procedures for review and evaluation of Graduate Assistants/Fellowships and for informing GAs/Fellows of these procedures. The process of evaluation will vary by departments, and may include written assessment of work by an individual faculty member, classroom visitation by designated faculty members, and written student evaluations. The results of reviews and evaluations should be discussed with the GA/Fellow concerned.

Termination or Loss of Support

A Graduate Assistant/Fellowship’s appointment may be terminated before the expiration of its designated term for loss of funding, for cause, for academic delinquency, by written notice, and by voluntary mutual agreement.

 

For more information please contact Dr. Edwin Tjoe [email protected]

Assistantship Opportunities

The section below will list available opportunities.

Description of Services Provided by the Department: We are set up to provide carefully designed opportunities and the highest-quality education for students who are preparing for various administrative, supervisory and leadership roles in school districts and other educational constituencies.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study: The Doctoral Fellow can expect to develop and build upon work experiences via collaboration with administrators, faculty, and staff in the School of Education.

If the student’s learning experience is not related to the student’s field of study, please describe how the student will benefit from this Graduate Assistantship: The graduate student can benefit from this work experience regardless of the field of study alignment to Education. The student can gain experience working collaboratively with internal departments at SJU as well external school and community partners to support ours students and alumni.

Describe the major activities the DF will be involved with and evaluated on:
•    DF will assist Faculty with research and analysis.
•    Tertiary duties may include scheduling and participating in virtual meetings and lend support with project-related deliverables.

Qualifications:
The applicant should be able to work on campus (as per University guidelines and regulations during the pandemic) and work remotely. The applicant should have basic to intermediate skills regarding technology-related applications, including: Office 365 (Outlook, One Drive, Teams, Forms) Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms) Meeting platforms (Webex, Zoom, Meet) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) [Preferred] consideration for an applicant that has statistical background.

Compensation: Tuition remission and $16,000 stipend

Dates of Assistantship:
    Start date: Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year
    Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)

Contact to receive application and resumes: Edwin Tjoe [email protected]

 

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Department engages academic outreach through all colleges, high school programs, and external organizations in the local area.  Department builds and maintains relationships with each in order to stay connected to the mission of St. John’s University.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study: The Graduate Assistant can expect to develop and build upon work experiences via collaboration with administrators, faculty, and staff in the School of Education.

If the student’s learning experience is not related to the student’s field of study, please describe how the student will benefit from this Graduate Assistantship: The graduate student can benefit from this work experience regardless of the field of study alignment to Education. The student can gain experience working collaboratively with internal departments at SJU as well external school and community partners to support ours students and alumni.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  • GA will assist in preparing data and reports for various School of Education committees, such as assessment and accreditation. This would be an ongoing project.
  • Tertiary duties may include scheduling and participating in virtual meetings and lend support with project-related deliverables.

Qualifications:

The applicant should be able to work on campus (as per University guidelines and regulations during the pandemic) and work remotely. The applicant should have basic to intermediate skills regarding technology-related applications, including: Office 365 (Outlook, One Drive, Teams, Forms) Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms) Meeting platforms (Webex, Zoom, Meet) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) [Preferred] consideration for an applicant that has statistical background.

Compensation: Tuition remission only

Dates of the Assistantship:

        Start date: Summer Session (Depends on which semester student is taking courses)
        Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)

Contact to receive applications and resumes: Dr. Edwin Tjoe [email protected]