Chatham University

Graduate Assistantship Positions 2019-2020

School of Health Sciences


Psychology/Counseling Psychology

Coordinator, Psychology of Gender Research

This position will serve as an administrative coordinator for the Psychology of Gender Research Team, which consists of graduate psychology faculty and student-volunteer research assistants. The research team conducts a number of research studies that are dedicated to better understanding the implications of gender in mental health and well-being of individuals and communities. Tasks may include participant recruitment, research design, data collection and analysis, and data presentation. The position may also help with fundraising efforts (grant writing) to develop continued gender and social research on campus and its application to the community. (Dr. Anthony Isacco)

Graduate Teaching & Research Fellowship (2 positions)

Teaching and Research Assistants will assist faculty in the Doctor of Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, and Master of Arts in Psychology programs. Responsibilities include teaching, research activities, and administrative tasks. Specifically, students will assist with course preparation/maintenance; assist professors during class time; provide students with feedback outside class time; and conduct literature reviews. (Dr. Jill Cyranowski)

Research Assistant, Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics

This assistant will help support The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics in its data collection and research activities. With direction and supervision, this individual will assist in data collection and analysis, writing, and research related to women in politics and public policy in Pennsylvania. (Dr. Jennie Sweet-Cushman)

Teaching Assistant (2 positions)

Teaching Assistants will assist faculty in the Doctor of Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, and Master of Arts in Psychology programs. Specific responsibilities include: assisting with course preparation/maintenance, assisting professors during class time, and providing students with feedback outside class time. (Dr. Jill Cyranowski)

Teaching Assistant (multiple positions)

These teaching assistants will work closely with the faculty to help administer the introductory courses for undergraduate students. Some TAs will be assigned to assist with General Psychology, while others will assist with introductory Statistics courses. Duties frequently include lecture assistance, class prep, grading, tutoring, and exam review. (Dr. Mary Jo Loughran)

Teaching Fellow (open to third year PsyD students - 2 positions)

This position will co-teach a master’s psychology course with a faulty member. Responsibilities include co-developing a syllabus for the course that is consistent with program expectations; provide partial instruction in the classroom, including lecture and supervision of activities and role-plays in class; evaluation of student performance on assignments and activities; assistance in assigning final grades. (Dr. Jill Cyranowski)

Student Success Coaches (multiple positions)

Success Coaches will interact with undergraduate students in one-on-one sessions and over phone/email to make sure they have the resources they need to succeed at Chatham, and to troubleshoot issues that might prevent their successful transition to and ability to stay in college. Coaches will develop ongoing relationships with the undergraduate students and effect real change in their lives, as well as gain significant experience through training, observing, and working with students. These positions are open to students in the MS Counseling Psychology program and Doctor of Psychology program. (Dr. Mary Utter)

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