When funds allow, the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships. The selection process is competitive and based on past academic and work performance, and current Department needs.
The Graduate Assistant will provide assistance to Department faculty and staff. Typical responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (current graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA), be fully admitted in a graduate degree program at Southeast Missouri State University, classified as a full-time degree-seeking graduate student, and meet the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will be articulate and have superior oral and written communication skills. S/he is able to multi-task, possesses excellent organizational skills, is detail-oriented, has the ability to prioritize, and can work without direct supervision at times. Teaching assistants must have successfully completed the course s/he is teaching (or equivalent).
Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed criminal justice coursework and/or have familiarity of the criminal justice system. It is preferred that students be proficient in Microsoft Office, have experience using statistical software, experience with Moodle, and familiarity with instructional design principles. Experience in teaching, online coursework, and working with the public are desired.
Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week during Fall and/or Spring semesters. A typical work schedule will be within the business hours of 8am – 5pm Monday-Friday; assistance is sometimes needed at special events that fall during evening or weekend hours. Graduate Assistants are expected to attend all Department events.
Policy and guideline information pertaining to Graduate Assistant employment is available online at the School of Graduate Studies Website.
Submit Graduate Assistant Application, resume, personal statement, and two recommendation letters to:
Southeast Missouri State University
Criminal Justice and Sociology
ATTN: Dr. Michelle Kilburn, Graduate Program Coordinator
One University Plaza, Mail Stop 7950
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Fall Semester: March 1; Spring Semester: October 1.