Graduate Research Assistantship Positions - The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA) in the College of Education - University of Missouri

The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA) in the College of Education at the University is pleased to announce graduate research assistantship positions in our three program areas for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • The Higher Education Graduate Research Assistantship will prepare an exemplary graduate student for a career as a professional administrative leader or scholar in a postsecondary educational setting who will excel in leading educational institutions, analyzing educational policy, and enacting social justice. The graduate research assistant will gain knowledge of organizational, leadership, and policy theories and practices, with an explicit focus on the ways in which leadership roles and administrative processes may be influenced by policy, power, privilege, and difference.
  • The PK-12 Educational Leadership and Administration Graduate Research Assistantship will prepare an exemplary graduate student to be a critical leader or scholar who demonstrates excellence in leading educational institutions, analyzing educational policy and enacting social justice. The graduate research assistant will gain knowledge of leadership theories and practices, with an explicit focus on the ways in which leadership roles and administrative processes may be influenced by political ideologies, globalization, and cultural diversity.
  • The Educational Policy Studies Graduate Research Assistantship will prepare an exemplary graduate student to be a critical policymaker or scholar who demonstrates excellence in leading educational institutions, implementing and analyzing policy, and enacting social justice. The graduate research assistant will gain knowledge about educational systems and policies and use this knowledge to shape equitable opportunities for quality education.

Each graduate research assistantship includes four years of funding, including an $18,000 per year stipend and a tuition waiver. Graduate assistants will work 20 hours per week in research apprenticeships with faculty. ELPA also provides a number of funding opportunities for students, including travel awards to present at national and international conferences and research-related grants.

To receive full consideration for a departmental graduate research assistantship you should submit your application through ELPA’s admission process by January 15, indicating on your application that you are interested in a graduate research assistantship. Please also make sure to complete the separate assistantship application.

Please visit the ELPA website, https://education.missouri.edu/educational-leadership-policy-analysis/, for more information about our doctoral studies programs as well as the research conducted by faculty.