Number of Positions: 2
Status: OPEN

Ricketts Hall, Troy
Supervisors: Janet Hakey-Brugsal

Lead GA for the Physical Therapy Department (Position 1)
In the role of lead GA this individual creates the work schedule and coordinates the work assignments for the other graduate assistants. The lead GA is also responsible for the operations in the GA work space.

The lead GA may also be assigned TA coverage for labs as needed and may be assigned by the research GA to assist in conducting literature searches and referencing in AMA format. The lead GA also assists the GA for the Physical Therapy Department in tasks requested by PT faculty members for clerical support and development of course materials. Other duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance of equipment and class/lab space, providing tours for prospective students, and assistance at recruiting and service events.

Research Assistant GA for the Physical Therapy Department  (Position 2)
This GA position includes two roles. The primary role is assisting faculty with data collection, data entry, data analysis, conducting literature searches and referencing using the AMA format. The GA will also be in charge of assigning tasks such as literature and referencing in AMA format to the other GA as needed. The research GA is responsible to follow up on the research tasks assigned to other graduate assistants.

When the primary role does not require 10 hours per week, this GA is assigned duties similar to the GA for the Physical Therapy Department position in which assistance is provided as requested by PT faculty members for clerical support and development of course materials. Other duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance of equipment and class/lab space, providing tours for prospective students, and assistance at recruiting and service events.

TA/GA position (Position 3)
 The Teaching GA primary role is assignment to one or more labs as a teaching assistant for classes in the first and second year of the program. The faculty members teaching the labs will assign the specific TA duties. They may include supervising students during lab activities, grading assignments, providing open lab sessions for students, scheduling patients for the labs and helping them get into and out of the building.

When the primary role does not require 10 hours per week, this GA is assigned duties similar to the GA for the Physical Therapy Department position in which assistance is provided as requested by PT faculty members for clerical support and development of course materials. Other duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance of equipment and class/lab space, providing tours for prospective students, and assistance at recruiting and service events. The TA/GA may also be assigned by the research GA to assist in conducting literature searches and referencing in AMA format.

Position 4
This GA provides assistance as requested by PT faculty members for clerical support and development of course materials. Other duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance of equipment and class/lab space, providing tours for prospective students, and assistance at recruiting and service events.


The GA may also be assigned by research GA to assist in projects by conducting literature searches. If the student is in the 2nd or 3rd year of the program and has familiarity with the course content he/she may be asked to cover lab as TA when those labs can’t be covered by Teaching Assistant GA.