Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

Graduate Assistantship (position filled)

The Iowa Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education invites graduate students to apply for the following assistantship.

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Iowa Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education

Reports to: Dr. Beth VanMeeteren, Director of Iowa Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week, beginning August 24, 2020 and ending December 18, 2020. Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 20 hours per week, beginning January 11, 2021 and ending May 7, 2021. Does not include the week of Spring Break.
  • Preference will be afforded to individuals who are available during the day.


  • Full assistantship salary (20 hours per week) for 2020-2021 is $5,395 per semester.
  • Salary will be prorated weekly for late start.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters.
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures:

Position Description:

  • Maintain and communicate progress through regular meetings with supervisor.
  • Attend regularly scheduled center meetings.
  • Attendance at meetings related to research or partnerships, and acting as a liaison between faculty, departments and other organizations involved in research.
  • Conducting field research activities on and off campus.
  • Transcription of videos of research subjects.
  • Literature search for appropriate articles from professional literature, including review and summarization, to support research.
  • Writing and editing literature and manuscript reviews.
  • Research data support including collecting, organizing, entering, labeling and analyzing data. 
  • Preparing poster displays, slide shows, hands-on examples and materials, including lectures, for presentations and conferences.
  • Assisting with grant funding including locating grant funding sources, writing and/or preparing grant application information.
  • Assist with Regents’ Center classroom set-up for visitors and university courses who use the Integrative STEM classroom.


  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative GPA of at least 3:00. First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Preferred background in research, early childhood education, curriculum and/or multicultural education.

Application Process and Deadline:  To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at to

Applications received by March 13, 2020 will be given preferential consideration.