Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant

University of Nevada, Reno
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The Department of Human Development, Family Science, and Counseling (HDFSC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, our Carnegie R1 and land-grant institution, has an opening for a graduate research assistant (GRA) to join the ongoing research agenda of a faculty member, Dr. Bridget Walsh. This position is part of a research agenda focused on: (a) providing support for historically underrepresented graduate students and their families, (b) professional development initiatives to support early childhood home visitors, most of whom work with vulnerable families, and (c) advancing family life education and family science. Two opportunities subsumed within this research agenda include (1) the successful candidate will receive conference funding (registration and hotel) for one conference, and (2) a 3-year appointment to a national home visiting community of practice which includes the opportunity to network with top researchers in the home visiting field.

Nevada DRIVE

The Nevada Drive program is designed to promote Doctoral Research in Innovation, Vision and Excellence at the University of Nevada, Reno.


A successful candidate must have: (a) a Master's degree in family science, human development and family science, child development, psychology, education, or a related field, (b) knowledge of qualitative data analysis and quantitative data analysis, (c) knowledge of institutional review boards, (d) experience with literature reviews, and (e) good collaboration and organizational skills. Preference will be given to minoritized candidates. We are interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our program.

Salary Information

This position is a half-time (10 hour/week) 10-month research assistantship with a stipend of $12,500. Provided that all requirements as stipulated by the Graduate School are met each year, funding will occur for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. The HDFSC department will make every effort to offer the successful candidate a full-time position (GRA and Graduate Teaching Assistant), should the applicant desire a full appointment. 

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Part time

1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno/0140
Reno, NV 89557-0140
United States

How to Apply

Applicants need to: (1) apply and be accepted to the Education Ph.D. program with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Science, and (2) complete a Graduate Assistantship Application.

Application Deadline
July 1st