The University of South Dakota has an opening for a funded research assistant to support a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant project. Seeking an MA or PhD student in Human Development and Educational Psychology, Counselor Education, or School Psychology at the University of South Dakota to assist in research on college student motivation, supports and barriers to persist in their majors to graduation, careers in the major areas and to post-graduate study, especially among under-represented students and students pursuing degrees in the sciences.

Information on the three academic program areas can be found at, including a link to apply for graduate study. For information on the research assistant position and on academic programs, contact Dr. Amy Schweinle at