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. 

If you are hired as a GA and you file the FAFSA, keep in mind the federal loan eligibility will be impacted by the funding of the GA Contract. Total resources from loans, grants, scholarships and GA funding cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance. 

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. 

Opportunities can be found on this SEHS webpage. 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 either Barb Scanlan at 937-229-3137/ or Gina Seiter at 937-229-3103/

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.

The 2016 application process for the 2016-17 academic year is now open, with materials due January 8, 2016.

2016 Graduate Assistantship Application Packet (.pdf)

2016 Graduate Assistantship APPLICATION (.doc)

University Libraries Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships in the University Libraries provide an excellent opportunity for students to put their emerging expertise into practice, develop their professional skills, build their networks and expand their familiarity with library resources that can support their academic work. Positions vary by department, with qualifications chosen to meet the particular duties of the position. The following opportunities are currently available:

GRADUATE ASSISTANT: E-Scholarship Assistant

University Libraries seeks a graduate assistant to support faculty in preparing their scholarship for inclusion in the University’s institutional repository, eCommons. This will include both the main repository and its supplemental service, SelectedWorks, which collects a faculty member’s research, teaching and service on a single website. The job may also include some supervision of undergraduates, quality control, and miscellaneous digital conversion of documents.

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Strong writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word; some experience with HTML; strength in spelling, grammar and punctuation; attention to detail
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Proficiency in business email communication
  • STIPEND: $260 per week ($13 per hour;20 hours per week;May 18-Aug 13)
  • TUITION REMISSION: Not included at this time
  • WORK HOURS: Generally between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with some flexibility
  • DURATION: Summer 2015 semester; possibly extending to Fall 2015 semester
  • APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Maureen Schlangen via campus mail (Roesch Library, ZIP 1360) or via email (
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2015