Graduate Assistant - Academy Research Cluster

Graduate Assistantship

Would you like to be a part of a research team made up of engaged faculty members from across the university? Are you interested in improving your skills in research related activities, such as interviews and transcriptions, data organization, and project communication and planning? Are you interested in educational research or in teaching and learning in grades K-5? The Academy at Middle Fork collaborates as a lab school with Appalachian State University to provide rich teaching through research-based practices, state of the art literacy instruction, and exemplary classroom teaching and leadership.
The Academy Research Cluster is a group of engaged faculty members seeking to better understand the interactions across the university and Academy that contribute to its success in learning outcomes for K-5 students. Through interviews, school visits and observations, and other data collection, university faculty, Academy teachers and administration, and other stakeholders are conducting a self-study to better understand the community and its impacts.

This position provides some flexibility in time as you work to support the activities of faculty members involved in the Academy Research Cluster. You may be involved in any of the following activities:

  • Transcribing interview or classroom observation recordings,
  • Organizing data files in Google Drive or similar platforms,
  • Editing, organizing, or sending out communications,
  • Scanning and organizing artifacts or photo files, and
  • Communicating with faculty members to assist in organizing their materials or travel plans.

Successful applicants will be organized and articulate with skills in using Google Drive and email. Candidates with prior experience in an interest in educational research are especially encouraged to apply.

2 positions at $15 each for up to 20 hours per week each

To Apply
Please send a resume plus two references and contact information to Tracie McLemore Salinas.


Contact Name: 
Tracie McLemore Salinas
Contact Email: 
Expiration Date: 
Friday, March 27, 2020