Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

UMass Amherst is dedicated to providing as many opportunities for on-campus employment as possible to our graduate students. Students may use the links below to learn more about available positions, and faculty and staff may use this form to have your graduate assistantship posted on this page.

ISSR Project Assistantship

Project Assistantship    9/26/2019

Seeking ISSR Project Assistant for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Project Assistant (PA) sought for 2019-20 to support grant development in the Institute for Social Science Research. The UMass Institute for Social Science Research supports social science methodology, public engagement, and interdisciplinary research. Another core piece of its mission is aimed at helping faculty members find funding opportunities, and supporting grant proposal development.  The PA will work under the supervision of Joya Misra.

This position plays a key role in ISSR's mission of promoting excellence in social science research. Its primary responsibilities are to work closely with the ISSR Director and grants staff, as well as faculty and administrators across the University, to identify, prioritize, and pursue significantly expanded funding for social science research; and to help provide training and support for faculty members who are pursuing external funding.

The hourly rate of pay is the current GEO minimum wage of $30.33.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining relevant training and experience, and a CV with the names of 2 faculty references to: Questions may also be directed to Joya Misra at the same address. Applications will be reviewed starting September 27, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.


Experience required:

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience with social science research methods, and will have some knowledge of social science grants opportunities. Previous experience applying for social science grants would be a positive. The candidate should also have unusually strong organizational and collaborative skills, be able to take the initiative and work independently, and the ability to help develop and disseminate research development materials and plan workshops aimed at supporting grant proposal development.


Residence Education & Residential Learning Communities

Each year the Residential Life department seeks qualified applicants for several graduate assistant opportunities. During the fall semester, we accept applicants for unexpected vacancies which may occur during the current academic year. During the spring semester, we accept applicants for vacancies and potential vacancies for the following academic year. If there are no confirmed vacancies, we will still collect applications in the event any occur.

Please visit the Residence Education Graduate Assistant Positions page for information on how to apply.