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Graduate Assistantships


To apply for any of these positions, please follow the instructions in the advertisement.
Do not send your application materials to the ULM Graduate School.

Available Spring 2022 Positions

ULM Athletics is hiring two Athletics Communication Graduate Assistants to assist with preparing press releases, game notes, feature articles and to maintain the official athletics website. The applicant chosen should be able to write effectively with working knowledge of Associated Press style and display a thorough knowledge and understanding of terminology and statistics used in intercollegiate sports. These GAs will develop and maintain good working relationships with staff, coaches, and student-athletes and with local, regional, and national media outlets.  Responsibilities also include: publicizing sports on official athletics department social media channels/platforms and distributing information to local, regional and national media outlets; serving as on-campus media services host for intercollegiate athletics events and coordinate statistical and media coverage for those events; maintain department archival records and statistical files; know, understand and comply with policies of the NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and University of Louisiana at Monroe. These positions will be available for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 with funding for Winter Session contingent on budget availabilty. 

ULM Athletics | Beach Volleyball is looking to hire a Grad Assistant (coaching role), starting in SPRING 2022. The Graduate Assistant will report to the Director of Volleyball. The successful candidate will assist the coaching staff in all aspects of administration and competition of the beach volleyball program, including assisting daily coaching and planning indoor practices, scouting and game preparation, administrative duties, coordinating travel, and recruiting qualified student-athletes to the program. This is a court coaching position. Candidate must have a commitment to upholding the academic and athletic mission of the University. Other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Volleyball. ULM Beach Volleyball is a Division 1 sport, and proud member of Conference USA, affiliate of the Sun Belt Conference. Required qualifications: Applicants must be accepted into the graduate program at University of Louisiana Monroe. All candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with all members of the University community. This position requires work on nights and weekends. The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. Prior NCAA playing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Send resume, cover letter, application, and two letters of recommendation to colson@ulm.edu.

ULM Athletics | Indoor Volleyball is looking to hire a Grad Assistant (coaching role), starting in SPRING 2022. The Graduate Assistant will report to the Director of Volleyball. The successful candidate will assist the coaching staff in all aspects of administration and competition of the indoor volleyball program, including assisting daily coaching and planning indoor practices, scouting and game preparation, administrative duties, coordinating travel, and recruiting qualified student-athletes to the program. This is a court coaching position. Candidate must have a commitment to upholding the academic and athletic mission of the University. Other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Volleyball. ULM Volleyball is a Division 1 sport, and proud member of the Sun Belt Conference. Required qualifications: Applicants must be accepted into the graduate program at University of Louisiana Monroe. All candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with all members of the University community. This position requires work on nights and weekends. The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. Prior NCAA playing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Send resume, cover letter, application, and two letters of recommendation to colson@ulm.edu.

 



For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, references and work samples to
lewandowski@ulm.edu with the subject line: Graduate Assistant Position. Preference will be given to applicants interested in a career in communications, media relations or sports information upon completion of graduate degree program. 


 

Application Materials (application and 3 letters of recommendation) should be submitted directly to the hiring supervisor for the position you are applying for. 

University of Louisiana Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Graduate Assistant Application Form
GA Recommendation Letter/Form

 

Graduate Assistantship 
Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to the ULM Graduate Catalog for more information about Graduate Assistantship requirements.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, applicants must be regularly admitted to a degree program. Students who are conditionally admitted are not eligible for assistantships unless their deficiencies are undergraduate prerequisites. Provisionally admitted and non-degree students are not eligible to apply for assistantships.

Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Appointment Process

Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship must submit an application form and three letters of recommendation to the department or program in which an assistantship is desired. Applications should not be made to the Graduate School.  Application review and interviews are completed by the hiring program/department.
Once a candidate is selected, a Graduate Assistant Request will be submitted to the director of the Graduate School for final approval. Once approval is granted by the Graduate School, an acceptance letter must be signed by the candidate. This letter outlines the responsibilities, type of assistantship, and compensation offered through the assistantship and must be returned to the Graduate School before the candidate begins work or any tuition waivers are applied. Some departments have specific requirements for their graduate assistants beyond the Graduate School minimums; each applicant should inquire with the hiring supervisor regarding additional requirements. Note: although the Graduate Assistant Application is often submitted with regular admissions materials, this is not a guarantee that an assistantship will be awarded. The graduate assistant appointment process is completely separate from the ULM Graduate School application process.

Reappointment

Reappointment is contingent upon two criteria: the graduate assistant making satisfactory academic progress, and satisfactory completion of work duties. Graduate assistants are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above, and must not earn more than one grade of C in their graduate coursework.

Required Course Load

Graduate assistants are expected to earn no fewer than nine semester hours of credit toward their graduate degree (12 hours for students in pharmacy) during a regular semester, at least six of which must be at the graduate level. 

During each summer term, May and winter intersessions, three semester hours of credit are required per term or per intersession.  Appropriate courses include:

1) Those which are required for the student’s graduate degree;
2) Those which have been identified as deficiencies/prerequisites and are included on the graduate student’s approved degree plan.

Work Load

All graduate assistant appointments include 20 hours of work per week under the direction of the student’s supervisor. Graduate assistants are not permitted to hold any other on-campus employment or second graduate assistantship.

During published student breaks, graduate assistants may not be asked to work. For unexpected University closures, graduate assistants will not be expected to make up time missed.

Compensation

University graduate assistantships feature a base compensation package that includes a full tuition waiver and out-of-state fee waiver. Students are also awarded a base stipend of at least $3,000 per regular term, $1000 per summer term and a minimum of $800 for intersessions .

Graduate assistants are required to pay all student assessed fees including general fees, activity fees, ID validation fees, technology fees, vehicle registration fees, international student service fees, and insurance fees.

Graduate Assistant Orientation

All graduate assistants must complete the Graduate Assistant Orientation.  Orientation is made available to graduate assistants and is completed in an online format.

 


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036

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