Graduate Research Assistantships

All graduate research assistantship (GRA) positions have been filled for the 2021-22 academic year. Positions will be listed soon for 2022-23. 

Baldwin Wallace University offers graduate research assistantships (GRAs) to support research and scholarship and/or creative efforts of BW faculty. Assistantships are explicitly limited to research and/or creative endeavor support; no teaching assistance or clerical assistance of any kind is to be part of the award.

Graduate research assistants may be assigned to complete one or more research tasks. These tasks may be related to a particular faculty research/creative project, the organization of a conference, the editing of a journal, grant application or management, or other activities that are associated with furthering the acquisition, analysis, or dissemination of knowledge.

Typical tasks vary for GRAs, but may include those necessary for academic research:

  • Literature searches and literature reviews.
  • Recruitment and retention of research participants.
  • Configure computer programs for data entry and analysis.
  • Collect, code, or otherwise enter and analyze data.
  • Prepare materials for IRB or other professional review, including funding agencies and foundations.
  • Assist with manuscripts: editing, compiling, etc.
  • Organize, maintain and update research project websites.
  • Perform clerical duties if directly related to the research project.

Graduate research assistants will be responsible for 10 hours of work per week and will receive a tuition discount.

Application and Selection Criteria

Eligibility Requirements

Graduate research assistantship positions are available to all BW graduate students in the following graduate programs: MAcc, MBA (all concentrations), License + Masters: Education, Master of Public Health (MPH) and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). Students must be enrolled full-time (6 hours or more) and eligible to work 10 hours per week. Priority will be given to students who are not already receiving other tuition benefits.

Selection Process

BW graduate research assistantship positions are approved by the dean of graduate studies and research as well as the academic dean overseeing the graduate program. The selection of graduate students for assistantship awards is the joint decision of the graduate dean, director of office of sponsored programs & research, associate director of admission for graduate and professional studies, and associated academic deans. GRAs will be assigned on a competitive basis. The dean of graduate studies and research will consult with the program directors, as needed, to select GRAs.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following application with your GRA preferences. Due to the competitive nature of the GRA process, we would encourage candidates to indicate more than one position preference. Priority review of applications will begin March 22, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled. If selected, candidates will be notified by Dr. Swagata Banik, Dean of Graduate Studies & Research.