Ph.D. Associateships

Full-time Ph.D. students are awarded a doctoral associateship for four years of graduate study. Associateships are 20-hour-per-week positions that include a tuition waiver and a monthly living stipend during the academic year. These positions enable students to focus on their academics while also continuing to grow professionally. Each year, a variety of positions are available in offices, programs, and departments across campus.

Between December 1-9, 2018, all Ph.D. applicants with completed applications will receive an email (to the email address listed in your online application) with a link to the online SAHE Associateship Rank Order Form. Sending the form at this time ensures that it reflects all available associateships, as associateships are confirmed on a rolling basis. 

A list of anticipated Ph.D. associateship positions for Fall 2019 will be posted here as they become available.

SAHE Program Teaching, Research, & Administration (TRA)

The Teaching, Research, and Administration (TRA) associateships will consist of a variety of responsibilities.  These associateships allow doctoral students to get experience in multiple areas.  Responsibilities may shift with each semester and will be determined through a combination of program and department needs as well as the interests of the doctoral student, when possible.  Examples of responsibilities in each of these areas could include:

Teaching:  Teaching responsibilities include opportunities within the Department of Educational Leadership (EDL), including the SAHE program.  Examples include:

  • EDL 151: The American University (transition course for international students)
  • UNV 101: I Am Miami (transition course for first-year domestic students)
  • Master’s-level SAHE courses (particularly courses in the EDL 656 sequence: Professional Development and Field Experience)

Research: Research responsibilities include assisting faculty members with research projects.

Administration:  Administrative responsibilities shift depending on the needs of the department.  Examples of administrative tasks could include:

  • Assessment of program (e.g., exit surveys with alumni, retention, experience of different identity groups within the program)
  • Alumni communications and database management
  • Grant writing
  • Website updates
  • Report writing 

SAHE Program Recruitment, Interview Days, & TRA

This position is approximately half-time Recruitment & Interview Days and the other half TRA.  The amount of time spend on each part of this associateship will shift throughout the year depending on the demands at that time. This position will work closely with the Admissions & TRA associateship.

Recruitment: This individual will organize recruitment efforts for the SAHE M.S. and Ph.D. programs.  Recruitment responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and implementing innovative recruitment strategies, attending or coordinating program representation at a small number of recruitment fairs, and coordinating recruitment efforts with SAHE alumni. 

Interview Days: This individual oversees all event-planning associated with admissions interview visits (Interview Days) for both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs.  Interview Days are planned in collaboration with the Admissions & TRA graduate associate and volunteer Master’s students.  This individual will also work with the Admissions & TRA graduate associate and faculty to coordinate with assistantship supervisors.

TRA: See description of Teaching, Research, & Administration associateship above.

SAHE Program Admissions & TRA

This position is approximately half-time Admissions and the other half TRA.  The amount of time spent on each part of this associateship will shift throughout the year depending on the demands at that time.

Admissions:  This individual will manage and respond to all admissions inquiries for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs, coordinate prospective student campus visits, and manage the application and admission processes for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs.  This individual will also work with the Recruitment/Interview Days/TRA graduate associate and faculty to coordinate with assistantship supervisors and help implement Interview Days.

TRA: See description of Teaching, Research, & Administration associateship above.

Office of Diversity Affairs
 
The Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) at Miami University is responsible for initiatives that promote engagement and success of students as well as programs that prepare all students to lead in a diverse society. ODA is charged with the oversight of the efforts to insure that all students, particularly students of color, women, and LGBTQ+ students, develop and sustain a strong sense of belonging and inclusion on campus. A primary role of this doctoral associate position will be to identify ways to advance diversity as a critical component of social, academic, and intellectual life on campus and to implement programs and services that promote student understanding of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion on our campus. This doctoral associate will have the opportunity to collaborate with ODA staff and students as well as campus partners to support ODA’s mission. This could include working with assessment efforts for the office, assisting with programming development and implementation, collaborating with other campus units, and advocating for minoritized students on Miami’s campus.