Assistantship – Mississippi State University

Starkville, MSMaster’s & Doctoral • Agricultural & Extension Education


Master’s Assistantships (2) Assistantship #1 - The selected individual will assist Dr. Carley Morrison and the Farm to Classroom: Agricultural Literacy Professional Development team with workshop development and facilitation, assist with program evaluation, data collection and analysis, and assist with reporting and presenting evaluation results. This may include conducting literature searches for research projects, assisting faculty members in data collection and analysis for research projects, conducting outreach and service programs, disseminating information to appropriate stakeholders, and other duties as assigned. If you would like to learn more about the Farm to Classroom program please visit - farmtoclassroom.humansci.msstate.edu. This work is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development program, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


Assistantship #2 - The selected individual will work under the supervision of Dr. Carley Morrison and Dr. Michael Newman to carry out the following project activities: 1. Keep current Mississippi Ag in the Classroom lessons up to date, 2. Write new Mississippi Ag in the Classroom lessons as appropriate/needed, 3. Collaborate with state commodity groups to develop videos highlighting 16 recognized Mississippi commodities, 4. Collect and analyze data related to website usage and curriculum effectiveness, If you would like to learn more about the Mississippi Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Curriculum please visit - msfb.org/ag-in-the-classroom. This work is funded by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. Qualifications for Master’s Assistantships Successful candidates must be admitted to the Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Extension Education. A Bachelor’s degree (minimum GPA 2.75) is required, preferably in agricultural education, agricultural and extension education, extension education, agricultural leadership, or agricultural communications. Appointment Graduate assistantship for master’s degree students includes a minimum of 20 hours of assistantship-related responsibilities per week. Assistantship fund full-time graduate-level coursework (9 – 13 hours) per spring and fall semester as well as, a minimum of 6 semester hours for summer semesters, up to 2.5 years. This is a 12-month appointment, subject to annual renewal based on the availability of funding and performance as a graduate assistant. Graduate Assistant Benefits Master’s graduate assistants receive a competitive salary, as well as tuition and insurance benefits.


Doctoral Assistantships (2) Assistantship #1 - The selected individual will work with Dr. OP McCubbins on various projects focused on technology integration in formal and informal Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource (AFNR) Education settings. The selected individual will: ● Conduct research pertaining to the use and impact of immersive technology in formal and nonformal education contexts ● Assist with designing and creating immersive technology data collection instruments, ● Assist with data management, monitoring, and analysis ● Disseminate information to appropriate stakeholders (publications, presentations, etc.) Assistantship #2 - The selected individual will work with Dr. Carley Morrison on various projects focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning at the post-secondary level. The selected individual will: ● Conduct research pertaining to the scholarship of teaching and learning at the post-secondary level ● Teach courses under the direction of Dr. Morrison ● Assist with the development and facilitation of new undergraduate courses in agricultural communications, ● Disseminate information to appropriate stakeholders (publications, presentations, etc.) Qualifications for Doctoral Assistantships Successful candidates must be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Science (Concentration: Agricultural and Extension Education) degree program. A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree are required (minimum GPA of 3.00), preferably in agricultural education, agricultural and extension education, extension education, agricultural leadership, or agricultural communications. A minimum of three years of work experience in the field is preferred. Appointment Graduate assistantships for doctoral students include a minimum of 20 hours of assistantship-related responsibilities per week. Assistantships fund full-time graduate-level coursework (9 – 13 hours) per spring and fall semester as well as a minimum of 6 semester hours for summer semesters for a period of up to 3 years. This is a 12-month appointment, subject to annual renewal based on the availability of funding and performance as a graduate assistant.


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