Graduate Assistantships

Each year the MA in Yoga Studies program takes on four Graduate Assistants to work for the program.

GAs work 20 hours a week. Descriptions of various roles are below:

Editorial Assistant

This position entails providing editorial support for the academic journal edited at LMU: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology (Brill.) This includes communication with authors, reviewers, the publisher, and attendance at the annual Worldviews editorial board meeting.

Research Assistant to Dr. Chris Chapple

This position entails research support for Program Director Dr. Chapple including, but not limited to, obtaining and summarizing materials, editing works in progress, indexing for book projects, and other tasks as needed. 

Assistant for Special Events and Research Support, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies

The assistant will help with the planning and promotion of special events, including monthly Wednesday night lectures and various cohort activities including retreats, field trips and Yoga Studies’ annual Yoga Day event which draws roughly 500 visitors to campus.

The GA will also be expected to help with other partnership events that come up including, but not limited to the Doshi Bridgebuilder Award. This assistant may also be asked to provide research support to the two full-time and two part-time professors teaching in the program.  

Assistant for Instructional Technology and Website Support

The assistant will facilitate the WebEx broadcast of each first-year Yoga Studies class, archive the classes on Blackboard, and serve as an academic ally for students who make up missed class attendance by using instructional technology. This GA may also assist with filming special events as needed.