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Jobs, Fellowships, Events & Announcements

About TedxUofSC

TEDxUofSC is looking for new ideas that originate in or impact the South Carolina community. If you have an idea that changes perception, please nominate yourself or someone else to talk on the TEDxUofSC stage. Nominations are open through March 9 for the TEDxUofSC event Oct. 15.

Visit the TEDxUofSC web page to learn more about the program and nominate a speaker here.

About the Fellowship

 The inaugural Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis is now accepting applications.  This year-long fellowship aims to accelerate the ideas and impact of 20 new and necessary thought leaders, the majority of whom will be women and people of color.  They will be provided with extraordinary support, leadership skills and knowledge to ensure their ideas shape the greatest and most urgent conversation of our age.

The dire impacts of global warming are being felt across the globe.  The climate crisis affects every aspect of society.  But the consequences are unevenly distributed.  Those with the greatest power to mitigate its effects and adapt have the least incentive to do so.  This is true across geography, wealth, age, race and gender.

 The program includes four in-person, day-long workshops and one-on-one coaching by leading journalists and editors.  All participants will publish at least two written pieces of thought leadership (and hopefully many more) during their fellowship. Attendance at all four workshops is required – applicants must save the dates in order to apply.

We are looking for new voices from civil society, academia, and the private sector, including advocates, entrepreneurs, community and business leaders, scientists, educators, and writers, among others. We are committed to building a cohort that is inclusive across all identities and backgrounds. We will take into account a variety of factors, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, geography, age, gender and area of expertise.

The Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis is a collaboration among The OpEd Project, Ann MacDougall and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and is part of the OpEd Project’s national initiative to change who writes history.

  • Up to 20 fellows
  • Year-long program
  • Four interactive day-long workshops in or near NYC (dates are: April 23-24, 2020; July 17; October 2; December 9, 2020). Applicants MUST commit to and save those dates.
  • Dedicated editors (top journalists) to provide regular, one-on-one support/editing/coaching
  • Access to ongoing mentoring for the fellowship year
  • A limited number of travel and lodging stipends for those who need them. The workshops are provided free of charge.

Deadline to apply: February 16, 5 p.m. EST

Apply here

Visit the fellowship site for more information.

About the Competition

The UofSC Big Data Health Science Case Competition provides an opportunity for enthusiastic teams of graduate and/or senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the analysis of big datasets in healthcare.  Group prizes include – First prize $3,000; second prize $2,000 and 3rd prize $1,000.

Case Synopsis

The case competition for this year is inspired by the real-life events that took place on January 6, 2005, in Graniteville, South Carolina. At roughly 2:40AM EST, two trains collided near the Avondale Mills plan in Graniteville exposing the residents of Graniteville and Aiken cities to chlorine gas.  This even cost the lives of several residents and imposed an economical cost exceeding $100,000,000.

Currently more than 350 chemicals are transported through the US transportation system that can be the subject of future incidents. The primary objective of this year’s case competition is to develop analytic tools that mitigate the human and financial cost of similar incidents in the future. The data and the exact problem description will be provided to the participants on Friday night of the conference.

 Competition Details 

Team members will work together to present their methods and analysis results at the Big Data Health Science Conference. A panel of industry and academic experts will judge the presentations based on teams’ use of the full analytics process, from framing the problem to methodology selection, data use, model building and innovation. We encourage you to nominate a team of three students to participate in this challenging competition.


Team registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until February 1st, 2020 or until 20 teams have registered (the maximum number of teams we can accommodate).

Register here:

Additional details are available at the conference website here:

About the Program

This program provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research, involvement in social justice initiatives and an enhanced understanding of the role of scholarship in addressing societal needs.


To be selected, you must:

  • Be a graduate student in a USC master's or doctoral program.
  • Have an interest in community and public engagement and action-based research.
  • Graduate in May 2021 or after.
Prorgam Details

Number of Students Selected

12-15 graduate students.

Length of Program

A 50-hour interdisciplinary program running from May 2020 through April 2021. 

Compensation & Recognition

  • $500 stipend 
  • Transcript notations upon successful completion of the program.

Learn more about the program details, requirements and benefits here.

Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. on  February 17,  2020
Graduate Civic Scholars Application
About the Program

The Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award provides funding for PhD programs at participating institutions.  The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar's college in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. The student must attend a participating institution in a participating state.

Read more about the program here.
Visit the competition website here for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

Applications Open January 10, 2020
Deadline to Apply:  11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2020

About the Program

The Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program was created in 1997 to address the underrepresentation of minorities in the professoriate. Originally focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the program has since expanded to include other underrepresented scholars from across multiple disciplines including the arts, humanities, education, social sciences, library science and business. 

Eligibility & Requirements

Underrepresented students who will be entering their first or second year in a doctoral or MFA degree program and are interested in being college professors.

Preference will be given to students in degree programs in disciplines in which there are current shortages of underrepresented professors.  

Required Materials
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 Reference Letters (including nomination from a USC academic program)
  • Formal Notification of Admission from Graduate School
  • Financial Support from USC Academic Programs
  • 3.4 GPA or Higher
Program Details & Benefits

Full-Time Scholars
You are considered full-time if you are enrolled in at least 9 hours per semester without an assistantship or at least 6 hours per semester with an assistantship.


  • $6,000 stipend (4 years for doctoral, 5 semesters for MFA)
  • In-State Tuition Rates
  • Faculty Mentor
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Part-Time Scholars
You are considered part-time if you are enrolled in less than 9 hours per semester without an assistantship.


  • $3,000 stipend (6 years for doctoral, 7 semesters for MFA)
  • In-State Tuition Rates
  • Faculty Mentor
  • Professional Development Opportunities

The application deadline for the Fall 2020 cohort is February 1, 2020.

Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program Application

Learn more about the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program here.


About the Program

The Data Science Fellowship program from The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.


In addition to the below in-person locations,  a remote online session will be held:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.

All sections will be from 2020-04-06 to 2020-05-29.

Application Link

Early Deadline: January 30, 2020
Regular Deadline: February 11, 2020

Learn more about The Data Incubator Fellowship here.

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Spring 2020 with a possibility to renew each semester.

Pay Rate

$10.25 per hour


This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning Course Production Coordinator in generating video transcripts from and closed captioning for recorded course lectures.  The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for making corrections to the automatically generated captioning of lecture videos uploaded to YouTube then downloading the transcription files for uploading into Vimeo.  The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional course production duties as needed.

Attention to detail, and time management are essential components of the position. Excellent keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.

Required Training

Training in the use of Youtube Creator Studio and other tools will be provided by the Course Production Coordinator.

 Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rob Grookett at

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Spring 2020 with a possibility to renew each semester.

Pay Rate

$10.25 per hour


This position will support the Office of Distributed Learning with creating and editing digital media. The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for designing/editing video and graphics, assisting with on-site and off-site video productions, and updating social media pages with new content. The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional editing of course production content as needed.

Attention to detail and time management are essential components of the position. Excellent keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.


Editing/design experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign. Experience in shooting video using a DLSR camera is preferred but not required.

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rob Grookett at

About the Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) or College of Engineering & Computing (CEC).

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) fellows are committed, mindful learners who are actively engaged in the process to become leaders within the scientific community at the national and global level.

The BD program is awarded by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through the recruitment and development of highly competitive students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The goal of the LSAMP BD activity is to increase the quantity and quality of STEM graduate students from underrepresented populations, with emphasis on Ph.D. matriculation and completion.

This fellowship is designed to establish a bridge to the terminal degree — the PhD — by providing 12 underrepresented minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral students with:

  • Tuition and fees paid and enrollment in a health insurance benefit program
  • Student stipends of $34,000 annually for two years
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support by staff dedicated to the promotion of future leadership in the scientific enterprise
Learn more about the program and application process here.

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Announcing the 2020 Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Program
  Sandell Grant Program
  • Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines.
  • Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online.
Dissertation Fellowship Program
  • Dissertation Fellowships support doctoral candidates studying retirement or disability policy. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines.
  • Up to three fellowships of $28,000 will be awarded.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online.

The submission deadline for both programs is January 31, 2020.

Job Description

 Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the incumbent will work out of the Thomson Building and be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive health programs for the university community, with special emphasis on nutrition, physical activity and the Changing Carolina Peer Leader (CCPL) program. This position works closely with the recruitment, selection, training and oversight of student leaders. The general topics CCPLs address include nutrition, physical activity, body image, stress management, mental health, tobacco/cancer prevention, sexual health, interpersonal violence, healthy relationships and other topics as assigned.  For more information about Student Health Services visit


Changing Carolina Peer Leader Program: 

  • Assist with strategic planning and development of CCPL program. 
  • Attend peer leader meetings, advise and meet regularly with the executive board. 
  • Oversee logistics of campus presentations and outreach efforts on campus (including scheduling, assigning of presenters, event coverage, etc.) and assist with training peers to present U101 presentations. 
  • Co-teach HPEB 301 in the spring semester. 
  • Serve as liaison between health content area coordinators within SHS and CCPL for staffing and planning programs, events and campaigns. 

Drop-in Center, appointment-based services & office management: 

  • Schedule and conduct one-on-one wellness coaching appointments 
  • Conduct preventive health screenings, including blood pressure. Educate individuals on the meaning of their results and provide referrals as needed. 
  • Assist with coordination of and strategic planning for disease management (balanced eating, physical activity, cancer prevention) services and consultation program. 
  • Assist with statistics and reports for services and programs. 

 Additional Programming: 

  • Assist with other wellness programming, events and campaigns as needed 
Time Commitment

 This position requires regular evening and occasional weekend work, to include facilitating presentations and training workshops to student groups, as well as attending and advising Changing Carolina Peer Leader meetings.  This position is for one academic year, including fall and spring semesters. The start date for this position is January 6, 2020 and the end date is May 1, 2020. 

Pay Rate

 This position provides in-state tuition rates and an academic year stipend. 

  •  Strong interpersonal, programming, and organizational skills 
  • Ability to mentor, lead, and inspire college-aged young adults and/or faculty/staff 
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work with diverse populations 
  • Professionalism and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work without constant supervision 
  • Ability to facilitate community health workshops 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in working with and advising students 
Application Instructions

 To apply for this position please submit a statement of interest (300-500 words) and your current resume/CV to Michael Crowley at The deadline for application is December 19, 2019

Student Health Services Graduate Assistant Job Description
Purpose of Award

The purpose of the Donna and Andrew Sorensen Fellowship is to reward excellence and provide financial support to doctoral students in the Health Sciences at UofSC whose research focus is Cancer of any type. 

Award Amount and Mechanism
  • $5000 fellowship to recognize excellence in cancer research. 
  • The award is not intended to be included as, or to offset, standard graduate student stipends. 
  •  Successful candidate(s) will be mailed a check.
  • Any UofSC doctoral student working on a dissertation project related to cancer. 
  • Within one year of degree completion (i.e., planned graduation date of December 2019 through August 2020.
 Application Process

Submit as one pdf (in order):

  • 1 page (limit) of research statement, highlighting accomplishments, significance of research, the impact your research has had on the field, and future goals. 
  •  5 page (limit) CV.
  • 1 page (limit) letter of support from mentor (must include confirmation of eligibility of the student).
Award Criteria

Awardees will be chosen based on intellectual merit, previous accomplishments, significance and impact of their research on the field, and potential for future success/career goals. 


Eligible students send application in one pdf* to Dr. Lorne Hofseth at by Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 

* name your pdf file as: LASTNAME_sorenson.pdf (e.g. HOFSETH_sorenson.pdf) 

2020 Donna and Andrew Sorensen Graduate Student Fellowship for Cancer Research Flier
Job Description

To serve as a student office assistant in the College of Nursing’s Office of Academic Affairs.

  • Responsible for large volume of filing to student records.
  • Maintain appropriate forms in student records.
  • Receive, greet, and assist visitors.
  • Provides backup receptionist role, answering the telephone and referring calls to appropriate staff.
  • Copies and collates materials for student recruitment and various orientations.
  • Provides runner and messenger services.
  • Types correspondence as requested.
  • Uses various student databases for specific data entry or retrieval.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Time Commitment

Up to 20 hours per week.


This position requires excellent communication skills.  MS Office Suite knowledge and experience are very helpful.  Ability to organize work efficiently and effectively is an asset.  Ability to lift and transport exhibit and recruitment materials.

Application Instructions

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their resume and available times for interviews to:
Melissa Kupfer
Graduate Student Services manager

Job Description

The position will manage CTE’s social media channels. The position combines marketing and social media management skills to design and enhance the social media presence for CTE on all platforms, including developing and promoting brand-focused interactive and engaging content. 

  • Maintain and optimize CTE pages within each platform to increase the visibility of CTE social media content
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily/weekly content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages followers to take action (like, retweet, etc.)
  • Conduct, review and edit award-winning faculty interviews for featured daily Teaching Tips
  • Review higher education news sources and journals for appropriate articles to feature in posts
  • Manage posting to social media channels during CTE events
  • Reports progress, data and analyses interaction to direct supervisor and/or CTE Director
Time Commitment

30 hours per week. 
Orientation Dates: December 11-3, 2019
Official Start Date: January 6, 2020
Official End Date: Friday, May 10 (There is no option to work over the summer term)

Pay Rate

$15/hour (No tuition assistance or benefits will be provided.)


Social media savvy. Understand best practices for posting on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Experience with Hootsuite. Able to develop integrated social media campaign strategies appropriate for each social media channel. Strong writing and editorial skills. Ability to review, summarize and evaluate social media analytics to determine growth and reach of each social media channel. Visual communication skills.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume or Curriculum Vitae via email to Helena Johnson at

Social Media Assistant Job Description (PDF)
Job Description

The Marketing department is looking for two graduate students to help a professor conduct research. The students have to be mature, hardworking individuals with strong interpersonal skills. The students will be responsible for helping code data into Excel and helping run data collection sessions in the behavioral lab. During the data collection sessions, the students have to interact with students, and help collect data on computers. The students have to be willing to learn simple data collection procedures (e.g., open and close survey files on Qualtrics and Media lab). Importantly, the students should have a somewhat flexible schedule and be available on campus to help conduct these research sessions. Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.

Time Commitment

Spring 2020 Semester - Flexible schedule, 10 hours per week.

Pay Rate



Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.

Application Instructions

Contact Dr. Elise Ince at

Job Description

McKissick Museum is seeking applications for one Graduate Assistantship for the 2020 calendar year. The position is for an appointment that begins January 2, 2020-December 23, 2020. The student works as a GSA in support of McKissick Museum’s operational mission and educational goals as the University of South Carolina’s largest museum. The candidate will support the Folklife and Traditional Arts Program.


The Graduate Assistant will work for and with the Folklife & Traditional Arts Program Coordinator. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of McKissick Museum’s public folklife programs, including our folklife festival at the SC State Fair, as well as various lectures and other public programs throughout the coming academic year.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assistance with: preparing and processing artists’ and presenters’ paper work and local accommodations; communication with artists, presenters, McKissick staff and volunteers, vendors, and other event stakeholders; coordinating logistics for events, including staffing and scheduling events; preparing marketing and outreach materials; preparing and organizing supplies; staffing events; and evaluation of and reporting on events for grant management.

Graduate Assistant can expect to work with artists and presenters representing diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds and participate in facilitating innovative and dynamic community-based public programs, both on and off campus.

Time Commitment

Requirements: 20 hours per week

Pay Rate

Stipend: $20,400 for 12 months

Abatement: Up to $12,800 for Spring, Fall, and Summer semesters, depending on enrollment.

 (*The abatement amount is based on students being enrolled for 9-credit hours per term. Students enrolled for 6-credit hours receive 66% of the abatement, and those enrolled for 3-credit hours receive 33% of the abatement.)


Applicants must be a graduate student in the anthropology, art history, art education, public history, music, studio or media arts, sociology, cultural geography or library science programs at USC, and be enrolled full-time in the semester(s) for which they are employed. Familiarity with computers is required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office. Further experience with Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition) is helpful but not necessary.

In addition, applicants should be independent-minded self-starters who can remain focused with little supervision. Applicants should be detail-oriented have the capacity to handle many long-term and short-term projects at once and be able to handle new responsibilities as needed. Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working with people of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

Application Instructions

A letter of interest and a resume should be emailed to Jane Przybysz, Executive Director at and Sherry Morrison, Business Manager at Application deadline is November 22, 2019.

Job Description (PDF)
Job Description

We invite applications for a Graduate Research Assistant (RA) position in the University of South Carolina department of Physics & Astronomy, working with Prof. Steven Rodney.   The project is for data processing and analysis, using archival imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).


The RA will collect data from the HST archive, process the data using existing software, and do some photometric measurements on the processed images.  For a well-prepared and efficient student researcher, the project may extend to include software development and more complex data analysis.  We anticipate this project will lead the RA to join as a co-author on at least one refereed journal article in 2020.  The RA will work under the supervision of Dr. Rodney, and alongside other Graduate Students in the group. 

Time Commitment and Pay Rate

The period of employment begins no later than January, 2020, but an earlier start date may be possible. The RA will be expected to work ~20 hours per week from January through May (exact time commitment is negotiable).  Extension beyond Spring 2020 will be based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Stipend will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, comparable with other RA stipends at UofSC. 


We intend to fill this position with a Graduate Student who is currently enrolled or accepted for admission to USC, and is resident in Columbia, SC.  Exceptional applicants who do not fit that description are still welcome to apply and will be considered. 

Minimum qualifications

  •  A B.S. in mathematics, physics, computer science, statistics or a related field.  
  • Facility with the Python programming language
  • Ability to work semi-independently, and communicate effectively in a research group

Additional desirable qualifications

  • Software development experience
  • Experience working with astronomical imaging data
  • Familiarity with astronomical software suites such as IRAF, AstroPy, and DrizzlePac
  • Some background astronomy knowledge, such as from undergraduate or graduate astro courses
  • Past experience with independent research
Application Instructions

To apply, send a complete application by email to Dr. Rodney at and include in the subject line "Applicant for HST RA position."  Inquiries about the position may also be directed to Dr. Rodney at the same email address.


Application materials: 

  • Cover letter, explaining your reasons for interest in this position
  • Curriculum Vita, addressing qualifications for the position, and including publications or past research experiences if applicable
  • Name and contact information for up to 3 individuals who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

The position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration submit your complete application by December 2.

Job Description

The Graduate Assistant experience will include direct responsibilities and active involvement in the development, delivery, and support of programs and services within the OSP program. This assistantship opportunity will offer graduate students outstanding, hands-on experience in staff supervision and advisement, program planning and training implementation, student development, as well as administrative skills.

Time Commitment

20 hours a week (flexible office hours)

Pay Rate

Providing a stipend of $10,200

  • Staff Supervision and Advisement
  • Program Planning and Training Implementation
  • Student Development
  • Administrative Duties
  • Additional Responsibilities and other duties as assigned (see full job description  for details)
Application Instructions

Please fill out the application via Handshake
(refer to ##2569722 2019)

Job Description
Time Commitment

20 hours per week. Position begins Spring 2020 (January) with a possibility to renew for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Under supervision of the Assistant Director for the Office of Sustainability, this graduate assistant will manage the Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program, coach 10-15 undergraduate student leaders in the program, and supervise two student-led project teams in advancing sustainability on campus and in the community. The graduate assistant will collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and community members to plan, promote, and evaluate campus-wide sustainability events and initiatives. This role will also collaborate with other Office of Sustainability graduate assistants to plan and facilitate educational, personal and professional development opportunities for a diverse group of 50 undergraduate students in the Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program.


No sustainability knowledge is required- only a willingness to learn! Candidates should have strong organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and on a diverse team. Candidate should be a graduate students in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Counseling, Public Health, Earth & Environmental Resource Management, or another related field.


Interested graduate students should send a copy of their resume and a cover letter to Grace Kazmierski at

Job Description
Time Commitment

10-20 hours/week, varies by faculty member.  Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule.  Remainder of weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule.  Period of employment matches the academic calendar.  GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period. 

Duties include...

Assisting with Adobe Connect broadcast to distance campuses during class time, proctoring exams, editing and copying exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, tracking of student attendance and grades.  Other administrative or academic support duties as they arise.  May occasionally provide some research support such as database searches to find needed articles, and development of annotated bibliographies.  Must have already attended or be able to attend the required TA/IA workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and register for GRAD 701, a seminar course on TA development.  These are one-time required trainings for all GTA and GIA assistantship positions (

Graduate Assistantship appointments will qualify the student for in-state tuition.  Graduate assistants will be considered from outside the College of Nursing. 


Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV and some available times for interviews to: 
Interim Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Karen Worthy

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