The employment of Graduate Assistants (GA) is a well-established and successful practice in higher education. At Monmouth University we recognized the value of GAs for educating graduate students as developing professionals in training, for the important roles GAs serve in interacting with, mentoring, inspiring and helping undergraduate students and fellow graduate students, and for providing critical support to graduate faculty.
Applications are accepted through myMU under I Need To… -> Apply for a Graduate Assistantship (Students must be accepted to a graduate program, receive a student identification number and create a password to access University Information Systems before they can login to myMU). The application is at the top of the Graduate Studies Office home page. To be considered for a Graduate Assistantship, you must meet all of the conditions described below. If you should qualify, and are a current student or recently enrolled student please submit a GA application, together with your most recent resume, for consideration
Office of Graduate StudiesWilson Hall, Room 210Monmouth UniversityWest Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898Fax: 732-571-7573Phone: 732-571-7550
Assistant to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies: Cynthia PlantamuraE-mail: email@example.com
Applications for the Fall 2016 semester are due by July 31, 2016; for the Spring 2017 semester, TBD.
Graduate Assistants (GA) may work in any division of the University in roles that do not necessarily provide direct, substantive or sustained support for teaching or research initiatives. These may include clinical or administrative duties but they must be inherently related to the student’s graduate education and professional goals. Examples may include but are not limited to campus ambassador roles, support for special projects, peer mentoring and support etc. GA positions are not to be used for roles with primary responsibilities that are purely clerical or intended to provide routine secretarial, administrative or office staffing support.
GTAs may have one or more of the following responsibilities:
The faculty member of record for a course bears primary and ultimate responsibility for its instruction. To ensure that the involvement of GTAs in instruction is optimal, faculty members assume the following responsibilities:
Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) assist in conducting research of a scholarly nature typically under faculty supervision. The work of a GRA may include but is not limited to developing specific research projects, theoretical analyses and models, gathering and analysis of data, special projects that require substantive research, externally funded projects that support GRA involvement, the production and/or publication of scholarly journals and research reports, and other examples.