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Graduate Assistantship

About the Position

Type of Appointment

1 year or 2 year (renewal after 1st year with satisfactory progress/performance); must be admitted to a master's degree offered at Bemidji State University. The Master of Education degree programs include a deadline for application of March 15th for the following academic year).

Salary & Benefits

$8500, 12 semester credits of tuition & out-of-state fees waived, shared office, computer with internet & email capabilities provided (subject to change without notice).

Date of Appointment

Begins the first faculty duty day for fall semester; ends the last faculty duty day for spring semester (no summer responsibilities)

Application Deadline

Review begins in September/October of each year and continues until the TWO Physical Education graduate assistant positions are filled. Student must apply for and be admitted into a master's program of study offered at BSU in order to be considered for a graduate assistant position.


Physical Education Graduate Assistantship:

100% teaching in physical education - teach 4 credits of skills classes each semester

Graduate assistants are expected to hold office hours, participate in faculty/staff meetings and other professional activities in addition to performance of assigned duties.


Applicants must possess an earned B.S. or B.A.. with a teaching major in physical education. Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better and be accepted into a master's degree program offered at BSU before they can be offered a graduate assistantship contract. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.

Application Procedures for Graduate Studies

Application for master's degree programs

Application materials are available online at the School of Graduate Studies web site.

Application for Physical Education Graduate Assistant Position:

In addition to completing the application process for a master's degree program offered at BSU, applicants interested in a Physical Education Graduate Assistant position must send a letter of application, names of three current references, a vita, and a transcipt (unofficial is acceptable) to

Dr. Donna K. Palivec
Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport
Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE # 29
Bemidji, MN 56601

Contact Information

Dr. Donna Kay Palivec, Chair
Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport
Phone: (218) 755-2047
Location: PE 226

Dr. Richard A Goeb, Athletic Director
BSU Athletics
Phone: (218) 755-4022
Location: PE 200A