Available Graduate Assistantships

Several Graduate Research Assistant (GA) positions in Dr. Nitin’s group, COSMOS

Dr. Nitin Agarwal is looking for students with one or more the following skills:
• Proficient in core Java concepts, JDBC Object Oriented Analysis, Servlets, MVC Architecture.
• Proficient in writing database queries utilizing MySQL or other Databases. Proficient in writing database queries utilizing MySQL or other Databases.
• Working knowledge of Python is a plus.
• Working knowledge of application servers such as Tomcat.
• Proficient in the front end technologies such as JSP, JSTL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular and Jquery.
• Able to collaborate and work.

Interested students should email their resume to nxagarwal@ualr.edu, ASAP.

Conference Services Graduate Assistant

General Summary

The graduate assistant in the operations role will work with a variety of staff and students
in the UALR Conference Services. The position of graduate assistant is vital to the
success of everyday operations at the Donaghey Student Center. The graduate assistant
will gain a large amount of knowledge in understanding daily operations, programming,
event planning and administration of a large university student center. The graduate
assistant will have the opportunity to assist in determining the individual job duties over
the period of the assistantship. It offers the opportunity to grow as a student and

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:
-Attend weekly staff meetings with operations and event planning staff
-Work closely with Event Technicians and Building Managers in performing daily
-Report and meet regularly with supervisor
-Develop and nurture effective working relationships campus-wide and within the
departments located in the Donaghey Student Center
-Take part in student employee interviews
-Conduct student employee training sessions
-Maintain student employee handbook (to be updated each year)
-Additional duties may include but are not limited to a variety of special projects,
supervision of student employees or volunteers, scheduling, programming, etc.

Additional General Responsibilities:
– Be punctual
– Provide quality proactive customer service to Student Center Patrons (internal or
– Manage time to ensure all set ups are done in the appropriate time frame
– Take responsibility for keeping the DSC rooms clean (chairs pushed in, tables clean,
blinds even, carpet clean, trash removed etc)
– Handle all equipment with care, and report anything that might be broken
– Attend all staff meetings for Student Center Conference and Event Services Operations
– Complete projects as assigned
– To perform other duties assigned


-Be a registered graduate student and in good academic standing
-Have experience in a College Union or Student Center building
-Be able to make a two-year commitment
-Be a responsible and dependable person
-Possess excellent communication and organizational skills
-Be self-motivated, and customer-service oriented
-Be able to work independently and as a part of a productive team
-Be flexible and willing to pitch in when and where they are needed
-Be resourceful in finding appropriate information to answer customer and
employee questions
-Have the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
-Communicate and work well with staff and customers
-Be able to work within a variety of departments and settings

Applicants must be able to work at least 20 hours per week during the Fall and
Spring Semester. Must be available to work some nights
and weekends. It is understood that there may be times when you will be working
more than 20 hours per week

The DSC is open year round, and preference will be given to those that are available to
work during a majority of the summer (up to 29 hours per week- paid as an hourly
student employee).

Supplemental Information

Required Supplemental Documents:
Cover Letter & Resume

This position reports to the Conference Service Coordinator. To apply, please email your resume
and cover letter to conferenceservices@ualr.edu.



Date: Aug. 16, 2018 – May 15, 2019
Arkansas State Title: ​Graduate Assistant
UA Little Rock Functional Title: ​Creative Content and Social Media Marketing Intern
Position Number: ​G12993
Department: ​eLearning
Division: ​UA Little Rock Online Campus
Reports to (Position number and Title):​ Online Campus Coordinator (R97340) & Director of
eLearning and STaR (R97303)
Hours: ​20 hours per week*
Compensation:​ Scholarship and stipend

The Office of eLearning at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking a qualified and
motivated graduate student assistant (GA) to help produce creative nonfiction and multimedia
content. The GA will work with and report to the Online Campus Coordinator primarily to promote
the university’s brand of fully online degrees, certificates, and minors – UA Little Rock Online​ –
and online/distance education resources (80%). The GA will also be tasked with other projects
related to their skillset as needed (20%).

● Write feature, news, and blog articles for UA Little Rock Online​ website (weekly)
● Capture and edit photos (weekly) and videos (biweekly) for multimedia stories
● Design engaging promotional posts for Facebook and Instagram (weekly), and other social
networks (as assigned)
● Moderate social media networks and provide performance reports (weekly)
● Research market for strategies and related projects (as assigned or in spare time)
● Provide progress updates to Coordinator (weekly)
● Attend staff meetings, marketing-related meetings and events (as assigned, when available)
● Assist in graphic design and occasional preparation of marketing materials (as assigned)
● Assist staff with other duties (as assigned by Coordinator or eLearning Director)

The ideal candidate is:
● Comfortable interacting and communicating with others (Strong interview skills are a must.)
● A creative storyteller and skilled writer
● Interested in a career in creative nonfiction storytelling, journalism, or content marketing
● Highly self-motivated, independent, and professional
● Team- and goal-oriented
● Organized
● Punctual
● Positive
● Eager to learn and continually improve
● Able to prioritize and multitask with multiple projects
● Accepting of and responsive to constructive feedback

● Bachelor’s degree in a communications, journalism, marketing, or related field
● Current enrollment in a graduate-level academic program at UA Little Rock (preferably in a
related field)
● Excellent communication, writing, and interviewing skills
● Basic proficiency with dSLR camera and professional camcorder (formal training and/or
experience is highly desirable, but not required)
● Basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, or similar software (formal training
and/or experience is highly desirable, but not required)

The candidate is expected to maintain professional behavior and appearance, and otherwise adhere
to all policies of eLearning and the Graduate School throughout the duration of their appointment.
* We will work with the GA to create a work schedule around their course schedule each semester,
within office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) Once this schedule is agreed upon, the GA is
expected to keep that schedule for the duration of the term unless a formal adjustment is made. The GA may need to occasionally work outside of office hours to conduct interviews, attend events, and/or travel. All absences or adjustments to the work schedule must be communicated and documented appropriately per the unit’s policies. The GA may only work on campus in the Office of eLearning.

Inquiries and application materials should be submitted to Rachel Hook at rehook@ualr.edu.
Please review the Graduate School website for policies regarding graduate assistantships.