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Paul D. Coverdell Endowed Chair of Public Policy

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Undergraduate Assistantship Announcement 

The Paul D. Coverdell Endowed Chair of Public Policy is seeking applications for a part-time undergraduate research assistantship for Academic Year 2013–2014.

This assistantship is effective as of Fall 2013, commencing September 1, 2013. The assistant will work directly with the Coverdell Chair, Dr. Roger Coate and it is for five hours per week. To be eligible for initial appointment to the assistantship, students must be enrolled full time, and have accumulated no less than 30 or more than 75 credit hours. Preference will be given to students who have: (1) demonstrated a high level of academic excellence, (2) have successfully completed at least one university-level course in quantitative/statistical methods; (3) have successfully completed at least one university-level course in basic macro/micro economics; and (4) have complementary research/public policy interests with those of the Coverdell Chair.


The initial appointment will be for one academic year, and the assistantship will pay $10/per hour. There is no waiver of tuition associated with the appointment. Students are also responsible for all appropriate fees, including a reduced Matriculation Fee, Activity Fees, Athletic Fees, Bobcat Card, Health Fees, Institution Fee, Tech Fees, Wellness Center and Transportation & Parking. All new employees are subject to a background check and must complete an orientation process administered by the Department of Human Resources.


The semester work period begins on the first day of class and ends on the last day of finals. You are expected to work approximately 5 hours per week during the semester. The Coverdell Chair determines the specific job description and schedule. It is important to note that, although the initial appointment is for one academic year, it is hoped that, once appointed, the assistant will continue to work with the Coverdell Chair beyond that period. Please note, however, that research assistantship appointments are not guaranteed and are renewed each semester pending evaluations and satisfactory grades. Coverdell undergraduate assistants must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on undergraduate courses taken at Georgia College & State University. If a student’s grade point average falls below 3.5, the student has one semester to improve and return to the 3.5 GPA level. Should a student fail to return to a 3.5 GPA, the assistantship will be terminated at once.


Applications are available in the Department of Government & Sociology main office or online by clicking here  (Word).




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