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Graduate Assistantships and Employment

New Job Posting Template (for Schools/Departments who want to post a graduate position)

A limited number of graduate job opportunities are assigned by individual schools and departments on a competitive basis. Full-time students will assist with faculty research, tutoring and administrative tasks. Graduate assistants may receive a stipend (that varies from program to program) and often a partial or full tuition scholarship.  Please be advised that Unversity policy does not permit us to hire a student who may already be employed in any other capacity at the University.

Grad students who qualify may apply for federal work-study positions on campus, or take on part-time, off-campus employment opportunities in Pittsburgh.

Check back often for additional  job postings.

Please check back often for new postings.

Position Title:
Graduate Research Assistant

Start Date:
August 25, 2015     
Dept./School:  Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education Type of Position:
Hourly plus Tuition
Job Requirements: Some experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Duties will include assisting the professor with their research agenda (i.e. reviewing articles, transcription, collecting statistical and/or qualitative data, co-writing manuscripts, and other duties as assigned).

Contact Person: Kristy Mullen Contact Phone: 412.396.4779

Contact Email: mullenk2@duq.edu

Additional information - If you are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship submit the following items IN ONE PACKAGE:

1. A letter of interest explaining how an assistantship will help you in completing your educational goals and the reason you wish to work specifically within DILE.
2. Resume, including your research skills and experience and/or research courses you may have taken previously.
3. Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your work and education. **Please have your letters addressed to Dr. Jason Margolis.
4. Name of faculty member who you are interested in working with (if you have one pre-identified), with a detailed explanation of how your skills match their research.
5. Applications are due April 24, 2015.

Graduate Assistant positions include tuition and/or a stipend. Your application will be reviewed to determine how your strengths fit the needs of the faculty member and/or the department.

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant (WGS)

Start Date:
Fall Semester 2015

Dept/School:  Center for Women's & Gender Studies Type of Position:
Stipend Only

Job Requirements: The incumbent is responsible for maintaining everyday operations of the Center, helping with the planning and implementation of the Center's various events, and creating a newsletter each semester. Applicants must have excellent organization and time management skills and should have some experience with office and administrative work. In addition, applicants should have a proven history of involvement and interest in women's and gender studies-related issues (academic or otherwise).

Contact Person: Dr. Elaine Parsons

Contact Phone: x6473

Contact Email: parsonse@duq.edu

Additional information, if any: Please send resume/CV and cover letter to Dr. Elaine Parsons by Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Materials can be placed in her History Department mailbox (room 603 College Hall) or sent electronically to parsonse@duq.edu.

Position Title:
Editorial Assistant
Start Date: Fall 2015

University Press

Job Requirements: Duquesne University Press provides a qualified graduate student the opportunity to assist both the Director and Managing Editor with developing manuscripts for publication. This position allows you to apply your academic skills to the scholarly publishing field.

• Responsibilities include:
• Screening manuscript proposals
• Requesting appropriate manuscripts for review
• Assisting in the obtaining of peer review evaluations of manuscripts
• Completing light copyediting of manuscripts in production
• Writing short book descriptions or book jacket copy
• Checking page proofs and coordinating corrections with authors
• Communicating with typesetters, printers, authors, and consulting editors

Type of Position:

Stipend plus tuition / 20 hours per week

Contact Person:  Susan Wadsworth-Booth
Contact Email:   wadsworth@duq.edu
Full Job Description
Position Title:
Marketing & Promotion Assistant

Start Date:
Fall 2015

University Press

Job Requirements:
Duquesne University Press provides a qualified graduate student the opportunity to assist both the Director and Marketing Manager with planning, budgeting, and executing the marketing and promotion program for 10-12 scholarly books published during the year. This is a unique opportunity to apply your academic skills to the publishing field.

• Responsibilities include:
• Assisting with direct mail and email marketing campaigns
• Developing and maintaining book review lists
• Planning and executing the book exhibits schedule
• Distributing promotional information to major publicity outlets and key contacts
• Writing short book descriptions or book jacket copy
• Assisting with website and social media updates

Type of Position:
*Stipend plus tuition / 20 hours per week

Contact Person:
Susan Wadsworth-Booth

Contact Email:

Full Job Description: