Graduate Studies

Current Graduate Assistantships

Job Title: Graduate recruitment and retention Graduate Assistant
Listing Created/Updated: 3/8/2018 College: None
Semester/Academic Year: 2018-2019 Dept/Area: Graduate Studies & Research
Hours: <20/week Stipend: To be determined on experience
FTE: Funding: Graduate Office
Tuition: up to $1980/semester  
Contact: Mr. David Sullivan Office: McMullen Hall 200
Email: dsullivan@msubillings.edu Phone: 406-657-2053
Job Description:
Continually update the Graduate Studies Homepage; Assist with editing PowerPoint presentations for recruitment purposes; Assist with revising all graduate program information sheets on our website to match changes in new catalog; Edit the new Graduate Student Guide; Assist with revising two page program marketing information for student recruitment; Assist in the development of social media tools for student recruitment; Assist with office research projects for identifying recruitment opportunities; Assist with filling out graduate student surveys; Research and do data analysis; take campus and faculty/staff photos and update web links for departments.
 
Job Qualifications:
PC/IBM compatible computer competence, including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, FrontPage, and Adobe Suite; Knowledge of internet research applications; Ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and in a team; Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy and speed; Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive and confidential situations and information.
 
Special Conditions:
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Job Title: eLearning Research Assistant
Listing Created/Updated: 5/3/2018 College: None
Semester/Academic Year: 2018-2019 Dept/Area: eLearning
Hours: up to 19/wk Stipend: $5000/Semester
FTE: Funding: eLearning
Tuition: to be determined  
Contact: Dr. Susan Balter-Reitz Office: McM 200
Email: susan.balterreitz@msubillings.edu Phone: 406-657-2214
Job Description:
Graduate Assistants will be responsible for a variety of activities, including but not limited to: *Conduct educational research which would enhance campus understanding of teaching and learning processes; *Assist faculty with instructional design and D2L technology issues; *Help design instructional and informational print and web-based materials for faculty and students; *Conduct needs assessments; *Design and distribute eLearning office communications; *Assist with instructional events hosted by eLearning.
 
Job Qualifications:
*Comfortable with technology, familiarity with D2L a bonus; *Ability to work with a variety of faculty and staff; *Strong writing, research, and oral communication skills; *Ability to work independently; *Open to students in any program.
 
Special Conditions:
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Job Title: Teaching Assistant
Listing Created/Updated: 5/3/2018 College: College of Allied Health Professions
Semester/Academic Year: 2018-2019 Dept/Area: Health Administration
Hours: Up to 19 hrs/week Stipend: $2500/Semester
FTE: Funding: Graduate Office
Tuition: up to $1980/semester  
Contact: Karen Mikelson Office: APS 107
Email: karen.mikelson@msubillings.edu Phone: 406-896-5830
Job Description:
*Assist with teaching undergraduate Health Administration classes. *Develop the Health Administration Alumni group and website. *Assist with course and program development specifically related to accreditation. *Assist with and participate on the Health Administration Program Advisory Board. *Assist with CAHME accreditation. *Other work as assigned
 
Job Qualifications:
MHA student in good standing (may be new MHA student) Excellent communication skills both verbal and written Competence in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint
 
Special Conditions:
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Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant for M.Ed. and MSSE Degrees
Listing Created/Updated: 5/3/2018 College: College of Education
Semester/Academic Year: 2018-2019 Dept/Area: Education, Theory and Practice
Hours: 19/Week Stipend: $2500/semester
FTE: Funding: Graduate Studies Office
Tuition: up to $1980/semester  
Contact: Dr. Cindy Dell Office: COE 230
Email: cdell@msubillings.edu Phone: 406-657-1614
Job Description:
A graduate research assistantship is generally a part-time formal appointment. It requires completion of specific duties commensurate with the percentage appointment of 19 hours/week. The appointment is associated with research and requires the following responsibilities: 1. To complete a designed program of research under the supervision of a designated supervisor/major professor; 2. To be able to work on and contribute to collaborative research items; 3. To complete a thesis proposal with appropriate supervisory assistance; 4. To perform the following major duties that include but are not limited to: reading and comprehending reports and other scientific literature; conducting data analysis and computations; harvesting of field and/or laboratory samples; writing research reports based upon data results; and presenting data at conferences, scientific symposiums and professional society meetings with faculty; attending department and accreditation meetings; participating on the COE Student Advisory Board; 5. Other assistance with research duties as assigned by department professors.
 
Job Qualifications:
*Admitted to MSU Billings' College of Education in an M.Ed. or MSSE program; *Knowledge of COE teacher preparations program; *Strong oral and written communication skills; *Ability to relate to people in a helpful, positive manner; *Analyzes situations and uses problem-solving skills; *Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks; *Ability to conduct research specific to the project; *Some knowledge of data collections would be helpful; *Effective organizational skills; *Works efficiently with little supervision; *Self-Motivated and shows initiative; *Develops timeliness and meets deadlines; *Technological capabilities (i.e.web, research, data analysis); *Experience with word processing, MS Access and Excel essential; knowledge of PowerPoint and desktop publishing desirable.
 
Special Conditions:
This position will be open to graduate students pursuing their masters' degree in the College of Educations many graduate programs at MSUB.

Job Title: Research Assistant
Listing Created/Updated: 5/31/2018 College: College of Allied Health Professions
Semester/Academic Year: 2018-2019 Dept/Area: Rehabilitation and Human Services
Hours: up to 19/week Stipend: $2500/semester
FTE: Funding: Graduate Studies Office
Tuition: up to $1980/semester  
Contact: Dr. Tom Dell Office: APS 118
Email: tdell@msubillings.edu Phone: 406-896-5837
Job Description:
The RA position will be responsible for: assisting with academic and program administration related research; providing support for program accreditation; conducting data analysis; assisting with course evaluations, course and program development; and, other duties as assigned
 
Job Qualifications:
Good verbal and written communication skills, research experience, competence in Microsoft Office, SPSS preferred. Preference given to students accepted to the Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program.
 
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Job Title: Graduate Teaching-Research Assistant
Listing Created/Updated: 5/3/2018 College: College of Allied Health Professions
Semester/Academic Year: 2018-2019 Dept/Area: Health and Human Performance
Hours: 10-19/week Stipend: $2500/Semester
FTE: Funding: Graduate Studies Office
Tuition: up to $1980/semester  
Contact: Dr. Kathe Gabel Office: PE 117
Email: kgabel@msubillings.edu Phone: 406-657-2927
Job Description:
1) Teaching responsibilities may vary depending upon GTA's background and education. 2)Classes will vary per semester; teaching activity, first aid, or personal fitness classes or assisting with lab classes - KIN 106 - Exercise Science, KIN 321 - Exercise Physiology, KIN 328 - Kinesiology and Biomechanics, or KIN 331 - Motor Learning. 3)Depending upon the class, responsibilities may include teaching the class or the lab, grading lab reports, maintaining enrollment and grade data, or developing lab experiences and exams. 4)Regular meetings with the lab supervisor and class professors are required. 5)Graduate assistants will maintain the inventory of lab equipment and supplies, which is regularly assessed throughout the year. 6)Sanitation and maintenance of lab equipment is required on a daily basis. 7)Knowledge of the class-associated lab activities and procedures is required. 8)Maintenance of a professional relationship with professors, peers and students is required at all times. 9)When active, teaching assistants will assist with faculty and student research projects, e.g. lab procedures, data gathering and analysis, writing reports, etc.
 
Job Qualifications:
BS degree in Exercise Science, Human Performance, Health & Wellness, Education, Biology, or HHP related fields; History of strong work ethic; Interest in health-related professions and education; ability to work at least 15 hours per week; Strong oral and written communication skills; Computer skills using word processing, spread sheets, and data analysis are desired; Previous teaching experience helpful, but not required; Relatively flexible schedule to accommodate lab schedules and meetings.
 
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Job Title: GA for Field Experience in COE
Listing Created/Updated: 5/3/2018 College: College of Education
Semester/Academic Year: 2018-2019 Dept/Area: Education, Theory and Practice
Hours: up to 19/week Stipend: $2500.00/semester
FTE: Funding: Graduate Studies Office
Tuition: up to $1980.00/semester  
Contact: Dr. Ken Miller Office: COE 262
Email: kmiller@msubillings.edu Phone: 406-657-2315
Job Description:
A field experience assistantship is a part-time formal appointment. It requires completion of specific duties commensurate with the percentage appointment -up to 19 hours per week. The appointment is associated with field experience and requires the following responsibilities: 1. Assist with student teaching and counseling workshops and application seminars. 2. Assist in tracking student teaching and school counseling applications and all internship paperwork. 3. Work with field experience coordinators and TK20 personnel - tracking TK20 paperwork. 4. Updating current school counseling mentor contact information. 5. Copying paperwork, creating labels, and organizing mentor and supervisor student teacher and school counseling folders. 6. Assist in updating student teaching and school counseling guidebook, applications, and webpages. 7. Assist in tracking OPI endorsement applications and paperwork. 8. Assist in student teaching placements and required paperwork.
 
Job Qualifications:
*Admitted to MSU Billings College of Education in M.Ed. or MSSE program; *Knowledge of COE teacher preparation program; *Strong oral and written communication skills; *Ability to relate to people in a helpful, positive manner; *Analyzes situations and uses problem solving skills; *Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks; *Some knowledge of data collection would be helpful; *Effective organizational skills; *Works efficiently with little supervision; *Self-motivated and shows initiative; *Develops timelines and meets deadlines; *Technological capabilities (i.e. web, research, data analysis); *Experience with word processing, MS Access and Excel essential; knowledge of PowerPoint and desktop publishing desirable.
 
Special Conditions: