Graduate Assistant, Political Science & International Affairs


Graduate Assistant, Political Science & International Affairs


Position Number: 53053757

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is accepting applications for Graduate Assistants for the Department of Political Science & International Affairs (PSIA). This position requires the Graduate Assistants to be present in the undergraduate class which they are assisting every class meeting. They must be available to students enrolled in the class for at least 3 hours of “office” hours per week. This will be coordinated with their sponsoring instructor.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: This position will:
  • Provide classroom assistance: Guest lecturing, proctoring examinations, or providing support to the instructor during class sessions
  • Work three (3) official office hours a week to provide support to students
  • Work up to four (4) hours a week providing support to the instructor outside of class including grading examinations, papers and/or other assignments, devising examinations, holding tutorials and/or review sessions, and maintaining student attendance records online.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Familiarity with subject of course (American Government or Global Issues, based on program)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint primarily)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and accuracy in handling student records


Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher completed
  • Must be currently enrolled student in good standing with either UNG's MAIA or MPA program


Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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