McNair Graduate Assistant

Contact Information
Kim Lilley
Room 68 PLC
1415 Kincaid
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
Teaching and Learning Center
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Academic Year: 
  1. Primary duties
    1. Teach or assist in teaching one or more of the Program’s courses under the supervision of the McNair director and with the support of the Teaching Engagement Program
    2. Develop new curriculum in consultation with the McNair Director and with the support of the Teaching Engagement Program
    3. Assist with or lead smaller groups of program participants on topics, such as:
      1. writing effective academic papers
      2. writing effective statements of purpose for admission to graduate school
      3. funding graduate school
      4. working effectively with faculty mentors or major professors
    4. Assist with academic advising
  2. Other duties to be determined in consultation with the McNair Director.

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  1. PhD student preferred
  2. Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  3. Comfort working with undergraduate students from a variety of majors
  4. Awareness of challenges and pressures facing low-income, first-generation, and under-represented students (shared background a plus)
  5. Interest in teaching and adding to the program’s existing curriculum.  Current courses include Research Methods, Academic Writing, and The Culture of the Academy.
  6. Interest in working with and mentoring undergraduate students to improve their writing and presentation skills (small group or one-on-one assistance)
  7. Interest in academic advising
Application Procedure: 
  1. Statement of interest
  2. Graduate-level transcript
  3. Two (2) confidential letters of recommendation from faculty members who can provide insight about your abilities and potential.
  4. An essay response to the following prompt:

Discuss what you see as the major challenges faced by low-income/first-generation or underrepresented students as they pursue graduate education.


All materials should be submitted as pdf attachments in a single email (  Confidential letters should arrive separately.

Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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