Job Opportunity: Fall 2024 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Virginia 

The Higher Education Program at the University of Virginia is seeking a graduate research assistant to  work on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) multi-year Driving Change (DC) grant. The HHMI DC project at UVA will focus on supporting student success in STEM by working with faculty to make courses, curricula, and departmental climates more inclusive, as well as creating a range of student centered supports to enable students from all backgrounds to excel in STEM. This research assistantship would work directly with the assessment efforts of the project, overseen by Dr. Karen Inkelas. This 4-year assistantship would begin in Fall 2024 and extend through Spring 2028, and includes: 

  • Full tuition remission 
  • Health insurance 
  • Annual academic year stipend of $24,000 
  • Annual summer stipend of $6,000 

This graduate assistantship is associated with the Ph.D. Program in Higher Education in the School of  Education & Human Development at the University of Virginia. In order to qualify for the  assistantship, the prospective candidate must apply and be admitted to the UVA Higher Education Ph.D. program. The deadline for applications to the Ph.D. Program is December 1, 2023. For more information about the Higher Education Ph.D. program, visit: Additionally, feel free to contact Karen Inkelas at if you have any questions.