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Jack Merwin Graduate Assistantship

Professor Jack Merwin, former dean of the College of Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, has established a special endowment to support graduate students in educational measurement and evaluation. This assistantship is posted biennially dependent on funding and will next be posted spring 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Amount: Approximately $15,000 salary plus tuition and health benefits

Contact: Lori Boucher, Dept. of Educational Psychology, 612-624-4540; bouch004@umn.edu

Purpose: The goal of this assistantship is to maximize the research experience and opportunities for graduate students in the field of educational measurement.

Criteria: Applicant must be a student in the psychological foundations or quantitative methods tracks within educational psychology with preference given to applicants who are focusing on measurement and evaluation. Award consists of 50% support (25% teaching assistant and 25% research assistant). TA portion is based on applicant’s interests and background and available positions within the program.

Application: In the spring, application information will be distributed to current students in the psychological foundations and quantitative methods tracks in educational psychology. Applicants must provide the following materials: 1) letter of application specifying qualifications; and a short narrative section on how this award will further your academic and professional interests; 2) courses in which you are interested in assisting; 3) plans for other work during the academic year; 4) copy of current transcript and vitae.

Send completed application packet to Lori Boucher, bouch004@umn.edu.