Graduate and Teaching Assistantship Vacancies

Many of the academic Graduate and Teaching Assistantships are advertised internally within the departments. We recommend that you first contact the appropriate school, college or department to view any vacancies. If you would like to advertise any open Graduate or Teaching Assistantships, please contact Tara Curley at tcurley@albany.edu.

Current enrolled students can also visit the job portal handshake hosted on the career services webpage to view additional funding opportunities: https://www.albany.edu/career/Handshake.shtml

To hold a Teaching or Graduate Assistantship, a student must be enrolled full-time in a matriculated program. For information about eligibility, please visit the following Graduate Assistantship, Fellowship & Tuition Scholarship Guidelines for Students:                      

Graduate and Teaching Assistant Fringe Benefit Information

  • Research Assistant (GA): The Center for Technology in Government is looking to fill a student research assistant position to support one of CTG’s research projects. For this project, the research assistant will help design and implement an interview-based evaluation of new data analytics capabilities for a New York State agency. She/he will also contribute to the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data about a few specific topics within a policy domain. Specific assignments include qualitative research in the form of interviews with government professionals, current practice research and literature reviews, phone and electronic communication with project partners, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis and writing. 
  • Required Qualifications: (1) Enrolled in a doctoral program in public administration, information science or related social science program or discipline, (2) registered as a full time student with at least nine credits or the one-credit dissertation-only course for the fall 2019 semester, (3) demonstrated skills with research tools and techniques, (4) excellent ability to write for and present material to both scholarly and practitioner audiences, (5) strong analytical skills, and (6) strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience with and/or interest in (1) conducting literature and best practices reviews, (2) interview protocol design, (3) conducting face to face and telephone interviews, (4) designing survey instruments, (5) analyzing qualitative and quantitative data (statistics), and (6) program evaluation. Preference will be given to doctoral students in their 3rd or 4th year, but all candidates will be seriously considered.
  • Compensation and Commitment: This position is for summer 2019 with the potential opportunity to continue for the fall 2019 semester. It includes a $20.00/hr. stipend but does not include tuition reimbursement. The commitment is for 25 hours per week during the summer and 20 hours per week during the fall semester. Students working at CTG should not be employed through any other University at Albany assistantship. All positions are dependent on funding availability.
  • Application Instructions: Please send your statement of interest, CV, and two writing samples to G. Brian Burke, CTG UAlbany at bburke@ctg.albany.edu no late than April 1, 2019. To learn more about CTG please visit our Web site at www.ctg.albany.edu.  

Office of Student Success Graduate Assistantship Position Description

Job Title:                         Advising Graduate Assistant (1 position)
Employing Agency:       College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity
Campus Location:         Draper 105 
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Campus Location:         Uptown
Department:                   CEHC - Student Success
Reports to:                      Academic Advisor, EHC
Supervisor(s):                 Academic Advisor, EHC - Eric Couture
Position Type:                 Graduate Assistant                                                                                  Compensation:               A stipend of $5,000 per semester. Please note that should any employee begin after the start of the semester, or conclude employment prior to its end, payment will be prorated accordingly
Length of Employment: January until end of the Spring semester
Purpose:                           Oversee an advising caseload of EHC undergraduate students and advise them on course election, assist with degree concerns, support the Academic Advisor with additional needs. 
Qualifications:               Successfully enrolled and in good academic standing at a graduate program at UAlbany and enrolled full-time with at least 9 credits.
Duties/Responsibilities:
Advising

  • Review degree audits for undergraduate students enrolled in CEHC and complete undergraduate advisement form for students prior to advising meeting
  • Support communications to advisees
  • Assist with implementation of advising office projects
Additional Requirements
  • Assist with recruitment efforts including responding to inquiries about the EHC major and minor
  • 20 hours per week
Name of Individual Preparing Job Description and Contact: Michael R. Baumgardner 518-949-3090, mbaumgardner@albany.edu Draper Hall 102

Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunity for UAlbany Doctoral Students
Evaluation, Research, and Surveillance Unit
Division of Nutrition
New York State Department of Health

Project Title: Evaluation of Child and Adult Care Food Program SNAP-Ed Initiatives 

Project Director: Jackson Sekhobo, Ph.D., M.P.A. 

Background: Child care centers participating in the New York State (NYS) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of the NYS Department of Health (DOH) provide public health and nutrition education practitioners with the ideal opportunity to reach low-income families who utilize childcare, with healthy lifestyle messages aimed at improving healthy eating and physical activity. CACFP serves a large proportion of children living in low-income families in NYS and has been at the forefront of childhood obesity prevention efforts. In addition to a new Healthy Meal Pattern and the launch of a Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare designation, CACFP is implementing innovative Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) initiatives to further improve the nutrition environment in child care centers. 

Responsibilities: A Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is being recruited to work with a team of research staff in the Evaluation, Research and Surveillance Unit (ERSU) of the Division of Nutrition at the NYS DOH to build evaluation capacity for CACFP. Results of studies conducted under this MOU will assist with informing public health action for DOH priorities related to improving healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and decreasing screen time among children enrolled at SNAP Ed-funded CACFP childcare centers. The GRA will assist with the conduct of tasks aimed at achieving several evaluation goals, including the following: 1) To conduct comprehensive literature reviews that will inform the design of evidence-based nutrition education interventions for parents in low-income households. 2) To support data collection, data cleaning and statistical analyses as part of ongoing process and outcome evaluations of SNAP-Ed initiatives in CACFP, including: EWPHCCS and Farm-to-Preschool activities. 3) To contribute to the interpretation and dissemination of findings using written reports and oral presentations to internal and external audiences. 

Compensation: Under the terms of a 3-year MOU between DOH and the University at Albany, the GRA will be compensated by the University for work performed at DOH at an hourly rate that conforms to the rules of the University for graduate students. The hourly rate will not exceed the approved University hourly rate for students. The GRA will not work more than 20 hours weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters or more than 25 hours weekly during the summer. He/she will also receive tuition reimbursement for up to 9 credit hours per semester. The position will start at the beginning of the 2020 Spring semester. Vouchers for all applicable expenses for the GRA will be submitted to DOH within 30 days after the end of the semester.

To Apply: Open to any student currently enrolled in a full-time Doctoral program. Interested applicants who have experience in data collection/survey design and analysis, are currently enrolled at the University at Albany and, are in good academic standing, should submit resumes by email to : Jackson.Sekhobo@health.ny.gov, and include "CACFP Graduate Research Assistant" in the subject line. A cover letter specifying the affiliated school, Doctoral (PhD/DrPH) degree program, concentration/major and expected graduation date should also be submitted along with the names of three references who are either recent or current faculty members/administrators at the University at Albany.  

Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunity for UAlbany Doctoral Students
Evaluation, Research and Surveillance Unit
Division of Nutrition
New York State Department of Health

Project Title: Evaluation of Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Program Initiatives

Project Director: Jackson Sekhobo, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Background: The Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Program (JSY)at the New York the NYS Department of Health (DOH) encourages persons who receive or are eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to eat more fruits and vegetables and become more physically active by offering nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations and other educational activities at food pantries, shelters, farmers' markets, and other community settings. JSY initiatives reach nearly 40,000 eligible persons and their families annually. 

Responsibilities: A Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is being recruited to work with a team of research staff in the Evaluation, Research and Surveillance Unit (ERSU) of the Division of Nutrition at the NYS DOH to build evaluation capacity for JSY.  Results of studies conducted under this MOU will assist with informing public health action for DOH priorities related to improving the intake of fruits and vegetables among low-income New Yorkers. The GRA will assist with the conduct of tasks aimed at achieving several evaluation goals, including the following: 1) To conduct comprehensive literature reviews that will inform the design of evidence-based nutrition education interventions for individuals receiving food at JSY-funded food pantries. 2) To support data collection, data cleaning and statistical analyses as part of ongoing process and outcome evaluations of SNAP-Ed initiatives in JSY, including: the statewide roll-out of validated tools to assess the food environments at JSY-supported food pantries. 3) To contribute to the interpretation and dissemination of findings using written reports and oral presentations to internal and external stakeholders.

Compensation: Under the terms of a 3-year MOU between DOH and the University at Albany, the GRA will be compensated by the University for work performed at DOH at an hourly rate that conforms to the rules of the University for graduate students. The hourly rate will not exceed the approved University hourly rate for students.  The GRA will not work more than 20 hours weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters or more than 25 hours weekly during the summer. He/she will also receive tuition reimbursement for up to 9 credit hours per semester. The position will start at the beginning of the 2020 Spring semester. Vouchers for all applicable expenses for the GRA will be submitted to DOH within 30 days after the end of the semester.

To Apply: Open for current full-time graduate students in a Doctoral program. Interested applicants who have experience in data collection/survey design and analysis, are currently enrolled at the University at Albany and, are in good academic standing, should submit resumes by email to: Jackson.Sekhobo@health.ny.gov, and include "CACFP Graduate Research Assistant" in the subject line. A cover letter specifying the affiliated school, Doctoral (PhD/DrPH) degree program, concentration/major and expected graduation date should also be submitted along with the names of three references who are either recent or current faculty members/administrators at the University at Albany.

The University at Albany (NY), a member of the America East Conference, and CAA invites applications for a Graduate Assistant for Athletics Event Management and Operations.  The successful candidates’ duties will include, but are not limited to, administering and assisting with the set-up and break down of all home contests and outside facility rentals; assisting with the planning, scheduling, maintenance and supervision of athletic facilities and events; serving as the game day facilities employee representing the athletic department at assigned contests and/or events.  Albany is a NCAA Division I institution that competes in the America East Conference.  Football is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Applicants must be accepted into a University at Albany graduate program for Fall 2019.  Previous experience working facilities management is preferred. Candidates must have strong event organizational skills, including scheduling, planning and maintenance. Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with culturally diverse populations and must also must be available to work nights and weekends. This Graduate Assistantship will include $12,000 stipend per academic year. This position begins September, 2019 through May 29, 2020.  If successful this G.A. position will be extended for second year of study. Please forward a letter of application, resume and a list of references via e-mail to Adebayo Sotayo at asotayo@albany.edu.

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.