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.

Women's Center Assistantship Program

At this time, there is no vacancy for a GA within the Women's Center, but when a position is available, the Women’s Center seeks candidates with excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills, who enjoy planning and implementing programs — both independently and collaboratively — especially for an undergraduate student audience.

Flexibility, self-initiative, ability to work independently and demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues of special concern to women will characterize this GA. Priority is given to applicants enrolled in the College Student Personnel and/or Higher Education Administration graduate programs. Undergraduate education in Women’s & Gender Studies, Communication/Publicity, Marketing and/or experience with a campus women’s center will also be highly valued.

The Women’s Center Graduate Assistant is an integral member of the Women’s Center staff.  The GA’s primary role is to assist in carrying out the Women’s Center’s mission with its student constituents through outreach, programming, communication and promotion of the Center and its resources.

When a position is available, an application form will be available on this page.

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.

Office of the President

The Graduate Assistant position within the Office of the President entails several duties:

  • Organizing and hosting meals and events for UD’s international students.
  • Maintaining contact with international groups and international students on campus.
  • Identifying needs and concerns of international students working with faculty, staff, and students to address their needs and concerns.
  • Performing administrative tasks as needed.

This position requires cultural sensitivity, strong oral and written communication skills, and attention to detail and organization.

Resumes will be accepted until April 30, 2014. For more information and to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Crystal Hangen, 937-229-4122 or email