Assistantships for Graduate/Doctoral Students

A limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships are available to graduate students. Students contract to provide a minimum number of hours per week to the department in some capacity. In return, students generally receive a combination of tuition remission and a stipend.

Many of these programs are administered by individual academic departments but some opportunities are available to students in any graduate program. 

School of Education & Health Sciences Graduate Assistantship Program

The graduate assistantship program is a competitive program and assistantships are limited.  Assistantships can be awarded within any of the following SEHS departments:  Counselor Education and Human Services, Dean’s Office, Educational Leadership, Heath & Sports Science, Department of Physical Therapy Program and Teacher Education.

Resumes are accepted for each academic year between January 1st and March 15th.  For more information and to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Julie Slife, Coordinator of the Graduate Assistantship Program at 937-229-3348 or email:

Department of Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Assistantships

Graduate students who have been accepted into the Pastoral Ministry or Theological Studies M.A. programs or the Theology Ph.D program may be awarded one of several competitive assistantships. Any student who applies to the Ph.D program is automatically considered. A student in either of the Master's programs must apply for consideration.

Opportunities available:

  1. Department of Religious Studies Assistantship
  2. Campus Ministry Assistantship
  3. Institute of Pastoral initiatives Assistantship
  4. International Marian Research Institute Assistantship

Each of these opportunities utilizes a separate application form and process. Department of Religious Studies and Campus Ministry application forms are due no later than February 1 each year. 

Opportunities are regularly available in both the Department of Religious Studies and Campus Ministry.  Opportunities with the IPI and the IMRI are occasionally available, and you should contact those offices to inquire and apply.

Student Development Graduate Assistant Program

Graduate students in any program may apply for a variety of assistantship opportunities across many departments within the Division of Student Development.  Available opportunities include placements in Housing and Residence Life, Community Wellness Services, the Center for Student Involvement, Greek Life, Sexual Violence Prevention Education, Campus Recreation, New Student Programs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and through campus partners in Career Services and ArtStreet.

The 2014 application process for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.  Check back here for updates regarding when the process will be open again.

If you have questions, please contact Kevin Cane or call 937-229-4114.

School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration is seeking a Graduate Assistant to develop and launch a high school outreach/mentoring program with an initial focus on Dayton Public Schools, DECA, and Chaminade Julienne High School students.

This position will include the following responsibilities:

A. Make contact with high school administrators to substantiate interest and support for such a program.
B. Determine with administrators ways to identify students to participate in said program
C. Solicit funding from local businesses for said program 
D. Determine type of program to roll-out: summer only program, academic year only program, or both summer and academic year program
E. Determine length and frequency of program
F. Establish curriculum to be offered during program
G. Identify administrators, faculty, and students willing to participate in delivering content in program, as well as helping to recruit students for program
H. Develop marketing materials for program
I. Explore possibility of developing business related programs for Upward Bound students on UD campus in summer.

This person will work 20 hours per week and work closely with Ieesha Ramsey, Academic Success Specialist in the School of Business, and report to Janet Leonard, Assistant Dean, School of Business Administration.

Interested applicants can submit a resume and cover letter by August 1,2014 to:

Janet Leonard
Assistant Dean
300 College Park
Dayton, OH  45469-2210

University Libraries

The Libraries’ assessment graduate assistant works in collaboration with the Dean and other members of the Libraries’ administration to analyze survey data and annual statistics to identify trends and actionable next steps for service improvements. Additionally, the GA for Assessment will be responsible for conducting additional surveys, focus groups, and usability studies during AY 14-15 and analyzing that data. The Assessment GA will also provide support for the collection and dissemination of internal data and statistics. See attached for details.