Graduate Assistant - Family Nurse Practitioner (Fall 2017)

Graduate Assistant - Family Nurse Practitioner (Fall 2017)

Position Number: TBD

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Job Close Date: 09/07/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant in the Nursing Department. The MS-FNP/NE graduate assistant provides an opportunity for students pursuing a graduate degree to work in an academic environment. The assistant works closely with the department chairperson, graduate coordinator, and graduate faculty members by performing any number of the following duties: assists in academic and field research; develops teaching materials; assists in the classroom and grades outside academic assignments and activities in lower level courses; and works with the undergraduate programs. The graduate assistant may also perform duties for undergraduate faculty at the discretion of the MS-FNP/NE Graduate Coordinator. Graduate assistants in MS-FNP/NE will receive a tuition waiver and pay of $7.25/hr. The graduate assistant will be expected to work 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.

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: The Graduate Assistant will:
  • Provide classroom assistance such as Guest lecturing, proctoring examinations, or providing support to the instructor during class sessions for undergraduate faculty.
  • Maintain Office Hours - Three (3) official office hours a week to provide support to students
  • Provide general Instructor support - 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.
  • Assist with Special project support including assisting faculty with development of special project i.e. literature review, book chapter simulators.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have excellent public speaking, organizational and time management skills
  • Must able to work with a diverse population

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 if graduate courses have been completed or must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 at the time the contract is initiated
  • Must be a degree-seeking graduate student regularly accepted to a nursing master's program at UNG. Provisional students, non-degree students, and transient students are not eligible to hold assistantship positions in the MS-FNP/NE program.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

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.