Graduate Assistant for Curriculum Development

Graduate Assistant for Curriculum Development

(1 position available for 2022-2023)

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Curriculum Development is a live-out position responsible for working with multiple aspects of the EDUC U450 Foundations in Residential Leadership course offered by Residential Programs and Services (RPS). EDUC-U450 serves as an introductory course that all students applying for Resident Assistant and CommUNITY Educator positions take prior to employment. Course objectives include introduction and exploration of the foundations of residential leadership, the residential curriculum and its application, and student development theory to focus on both self-reflection and working across difference.

Major responsibilities of the GA position include:

  • Develop and evaluate course curriculum, including learning outcomes, syllabus, assignments, and administration of online course management system
  • Advance facilitator pedagogy through a fall retreat and spring trainings
  • Facilitate one course section in the spring semester
  • Collaborate with Residential Curriculum and Training Committees to insure that course reflects departmental learning goals and outcomes
  • Collaborate with HESA to offer for credit opportunity (U675: Supervised College Teaching) for graduate staff to facilitate U450 course
  • Serve as a member of the undergraduate staff selection committee

Preferred Qualifications for the GA Position:

  • Previous residence life staff experience (i.e. resident assistant) or comparable experience with student leadership or community development
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or teaching; commitment to student learning and development
  • Commitment to social justice and diversity, specifically as it relates to our students and campus environments
  • Additionally, the GA must be self-motivated and capable of functioning independently without daily direct supervision

Note: Because this position is jointly funded by RPS and the Master's Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA), the candidate must be admitted into the HESA program of study.


Compensation for this positions includes cash stipend of $11,500 over a ten month contract, graduate student health insurance, an all-inclusive meal plan, and professional development funds provided by RPS. The School of Education will provide a fee remission for 24 credit hours per year at 100% tuition remission.