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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.

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Please check back often for new postings.

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness Start Date:  January 5, 2015
Dept/School:  Department of Recreation Position Type:  Hourly plus Tuition
Job Requirements:  The Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness is responsible for upholding the University Mission while working for the Department of Recreation.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: building supervision, equipment monitoring, program design and implementation, staff training, and other duties as assigned.  The GA is responsible for working 20 hours per week, opening and/or closing the Power Center, and addressing any issues during their scheduled hours.  Applicants who are a) available to work the full Academic Year, and b) studying in the areas of wellness or health are strongly preferred.
Contact Person:  Amber Lasure Contact Info:  412-396-3503 or lasurea@duq.edu

Position Title:  ESL Writing Consultant Start Date:  Spring, 2015
Dept/School:  University Writing Center Position Type:  Hourly

Job Requirements:  Writing consultants meet one on one with students to help them with writing from all stages of their writing processes.  Writing consultants provide advice and suggestions for a range of writing tasks and concerns, from developing thesis statements to citing and integrating sources.  The Writing Center offers a teaching, not a proofreading service.  Our goal is to teach writers how to improve.  See the Center's website for further description of the Center's services.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) writing consultant works 10 hours per week in the Writing Center and is the "go to" consultant for non-native speakers of English. Nine of those hours are spent tutoring, and one hour every other week is spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training. Experience working with ESL students is desired but not required. Training is provided. The position currently pays $12/hour.

Contact Person:  Dr. Jim Purdy Contact Info:  412-396-1293 or purdyj@duq.edu

Additional Information:  Tutoring hours are based on the consultant's availability and the Writing Center's coverage needs.  All applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit a resume/cv and academic research-based writing sample.  Click here for more information and application forms.

Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received.  Previous applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should contact the Director.  They need not submit new materials but may update them.

Position Type:  Graduate Assistant Start Date:  Immediately
Dept/School:  Office of International Programs Position Type:  Stipend plus Tuition
Job Requirements:  To assist staff with all office operations from clerical duties to database management; assist staff with international undergraduate and graduate admissions processing and student communication; assist with immigration processing and paperwork; communicate on a regular basis with prospective students regarding application status; other duties as necessary.  Must be able to work with all Microsoft applications and be very proficient in Microsoft Access and University database systems in general.  Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is also preferred.
Contact Person:  Dr. Joe DeCrosta, Director Contact Info:  412-396-5180 or decrosta@duq.edu

Additional Information:  Interest in working with international populations and issues; familiarity with the international student services at Duquesne; willingness to work with international prospective students and current students with varying needs; student should be willing and trusted to work with sensitive and confidential information.  Assistant must be a self-starter.

Please submit cover letter, resume and at least one reference by Friday, November 14, 2014.