Graduate Assistant - Department of Forensic and Legal Psychology

Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Category Graduate Assistantship

Posting Number M00742

Department Psychology (Forensic)

Reports To Chair, Department of Forensic and Legal Psychology

Point of Contact Diana Talbert

Responsibilities

The position begins one week before classes start for the summer 2017 semester and ends one week after classes end for the summer '17 semester. A 1/3 Graduate Assistant in the Department of Forensic and Legal Psychology works 105 hours total each semester of the assistantship (which averages 7 hours/week in a typical 15 week semester); and receives a waiver of three (3) credits of graduate tuition each semester of the assistantship.

During the fall and spring semesters the position will be 2/3. A 2/3 Graduate Assistant works 210 hours total each semester of the assistantship (which averages 14 hours/week in a typical 15 week semester); and receives a waiver of six (6) credits of graduate tuition each semester of the assistantship.

The GA will:
  • Assist faculty in their research (e.g., literature collection, literature review, entering/coding data, creating online surveys)
  • Assist in data collection and writing of annual learning outcome assessment reports and 5 year program assessments
  • Act as a student contact for prospective/new students
  • Participate in open houses, new student orientations, and other departmental functions
  • Assist in the planning and execution of annual appreciation dinners and other departmental events
  • Assist in information collecting re: other forensic and legal psychology programs and other programs of interest
  • Maintain forensic and legal psychology bulletin boards
  • Create fliers and other visuals for department events and initiatives, and other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be accepted into Marymount as a graduate student in the Forensic and Legal Psychology M.A. program by April 2017
  • You must be registered for at least 6 graduate credits during any semester in which you are awarded a GA position
  • For current students, graduate GPA must be at least 3.0. For entering graduate students, undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0


Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic record and community/professional service will be considered in decision-making
  • Accepted students enrolled full-time are given preference over part-time students
  • Knowledge of various computer software packages (e.g., MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel), Internet browsers, and library databases
  • Proficiency in SPSS is encouraged, but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on an individual basis, take direction, and follow through on assigned tasks


Special Notes to Applicants

Two positions will be available in the Forensic and Legal Psychology Department. Both positions will begin in the summer and will continue until the end of the spring 2018 semester. 1/3 in summer, 2/3 in fall, and 2/3 in spring for both positions.


Application materials must be received by

Open Until Filled Yes

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. A diverse and welcoming learning community, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation's capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.



Job Duties

Percent of total time 20

Responsibility / Duty

Assist faculty in their research (e.g., literature collection, literature review, entering/coding data, creating online surveys)

Percent of total time 20

Responsibility / Duty

Create fliers and other visuals for department events and initiatives

Percent of total time 20

Responsibility / Duty

Assist in planning and execution of annual appreciation dinner and other department events

Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Participate in open houses, new student orientations, and other department functions

Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Maintain forensic and legal psychology bulletin boards

Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Act as a student contact for prospective/new students

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

Assist in data collection and writing of annual learning outcomes assessment report and 5 year program assessment

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

Assist in information collecting re: other forensic and legal psychology programs and other programs of interest




Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Will you be taking at least 6 graduate credits each semester of the assistantship?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you be accepted into Marymount University as a graduate student in the Forensic & Legal Psychology M.A. program by the fall?
    • Yes
    • No




Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents

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