Student Employment & Assistantships

MCE offers student employment opportunities. These include graduate assistantships, graduate research assistantships, fellowships, and hourly positions.

  • Graduate assistantship duties can include teaching, research, or administration. Graduate assistantships are 100% college funded.
  • Graduate research assistantships are primarily grant-funded. Assistantship positions receive both a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend (paycheck).
  • Fellowships are another form of financial support. They offer community engagement opportunities and a platform for furthering scholarly research activities. To provide these opportunities, MCE works in partnership with other organizations such as the Center for Multi-Cultural Excellence, Student Activities, and the Morgridge Family Foundation. Fellowship appointments typically receive both a tuition waiver and a stipend.
  • Other MCE student employment opportunities are paid hourly and are typically non-benefited positions. These types of positions are conveniently located on campus. You do not need to be awarded federal work-study funding to be eligible for student hourly employment.

Open Positions

If you are a Higher Education student, please visit Student Employment Opportunities for Higher Education Students for additional listings.

  • Graduate Assistant (MCE Tech Support Team)

    Position Requirements

    Full-time 1.0 Graduate Assistant (GA) needed for the MCE Tech Support Team.

    Work Commitment

    1.0 (full-time) GA is required to work 20 hours per week under the direction of the Supervisor.  

    Pay and Benefits

    This 1.0 GA position receives tuition waiver and stipend. 

    Note:  If you receive an assistantship, Dean’s Scholarship award will be reduced by the amount of the assistantship tuition waiver.

    Supervising Faculty  

    Joshua Davies, Head of IT, MCE 

    Job Duties

    • This position provides high-level technology support to the faculty, students, and staff in the Morgridge College of Education.  Areas include desktop support in a mixed windows 10 / Windows 7 / Apple MAC environments for laptops and desktops in offices and labs, a wide range of application support from MS Office products and SPSS to MCE specific software which includes statistical software and assessment interpretation software, knowledge of network re-imaging, printer support, projector and audio/video support, hardware knowledge, managing user accounts, security of user server folders, as well as virus and spyware cleaning, and basic registry modification.
    • Must be able to provide training and explanation of technical issues to faculty, students, and staff.  
    • Must be proactive, self-starting, and able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Must be able to learn new technologies quickly to support emerging technology initiatives.
    • This position may involve coordination of technology solutions with University Technology Services, the Office of Teaching and Learning, and coordination with outside vendors and clients.

    Required Qualifications

    • Be able to provide technical assistance to the Morgridge College of Education in all aspects of technology. 


    • Preference will be given to individuals with previous experience in technology support. 

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Be able to lift up to 45lbs.
    • Knowledge and expertise in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Apple MAC operating environments.
    • Networking expertise, print server knowledge, knowledge of client/server architecture and domain controller functions, experience with interactive whiteboard technology.

    To Apply

    Send an email with professional letter of application and your resume or CV to

    Deadline to Apply:  Applications are being reviewed for academic year 2022/23 appointment.  Applicants will be considered through May 30, 2022. Interviews may be conducted in person or via Zoom for out of town students.  

    Additional Information

    You may be expected to work during all weeks the University is open.  All work hours and schedules will be coordinated and agreed upon with the Supervisor.