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Doctoral Assistantship

Doctoral Assistant Application


The Office of Faculty Development at Texas State University is seeking a doctoral graduate assistant beginning in the fall of 2021.

General Description:

Work directly with the Director of Faculty Development at Texas State University to assist in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of in-person and ZOOM faculty development programming to promote faculty excellence in leadership, collaboration, teaching, research, and creative activities. Graduate students with an interest in adult education, informal learning, academic career development, or learning communities would find this position pertinent to their career development.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the director in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of current and new faculty development programming
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Faculty Development website
  • Prepare materials and communications in support of assigned faculty programs and events
  • Represent Faculty Development at events, including New Faculty Orientation, New Tenure-track Orientation, and other sponsored events held throughout each year
  • Assist the director with research and assessment-related tasks
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Full-time enrollment in a doctoral program at Texas State University at start date
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the professional use of social media tools such as Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn
  • Proficiency in managing Zoom meetings
  • Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Proficiency in using survey design software

Terms of Employment:

  • Average a 20-hour work week for 9 months, with a review at the end of each year
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA, completing 9 hours per long semester
  • Start date: August 15 (negotiable to early August)
  • No paid vacation, sick leave, or university-observed holidays


  • Monthly Stipend received at the beginning of each month
  • $2889/monthly ($26,000 per 9 month)


  • Access to workshops provided by Professional Development Office
  • Access to Bobcat Balance Program & Wellness Program
  • Out of State Tuition Waiver for qualifying Out of State/International students
  • Insurance options provided by the student insurance plans

Mission of the hiring office

The mission of Faculty Development is to provide relevant, equity-minded programming and resources to inspire faculty excellence in leadership, collaboration, teaching, research, and creative activities throughout the arc of their careers.

Hiring Office Contact Information

The Faculty Development Doctoral Assistant reports to the Director of Faculty Development. The position is based on the main campus and work will alternate between the J.C. Kellam and Encino buildings. Interested applicants should attach their CV/Resume and a letter of interest highlighting qualifications below. 

Dr. Candace Hastings

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