Graduate Assistant (Educational Psychology)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Education
Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


The Educational Psychology program in the department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education has an opening for a Graduate Assistant interested in a split research and teaching assistant position. This position will work 50% of their time as a teaching assistant and 50% as a research assistant. The primary requirements for the position are a willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team, including the ability to maintain a professional and effective working relationship with project staff and study participants. Potential candidates must also have the flexibility to work during normal office hours and should be able to travel between the University Park campus and local schools. Requirements include being enrolled in a doctoral program in the social sciences (e.g., Education, Human Development, Communications, or Psychology) and the commitment to work 20 hours per week for 18 weeks a semester as stipulated by the Graduate School. Preferred applicant qualities include experience teaching in elementary or middle grade classrooms, knowledge of classroom discourse, mathematics education, or teacher preparation literature, prior research experience in any of the following: video coding and analysis; curriculum development; instrument and scoring rubric development; and/or qualitative data analysis, and the general understanding of potential data quality issues and how to address them. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting their qualifications, a curriculum vita or resume, and the name, e-mail address, and phone number of at least two academic reference who can speak to their abilities.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088