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Graduate Assistantships and Employment

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 University policy does not permit us to hire a student who may already be employed in any other capacity at the University.

Graduate students who qualify may apply for federal work-study positions on campus, or take on part-time, off-campus employment opportunities in Pittsburgh.  Be sure to also check the Student Life listing of Graduate Assistant Positions.


Current Graduate Assistant Openings


Position Title: Business Writing Consultant

Start Date: Spring 2018

Dept/School: University Writing Center

Type of Position: Part-time, 10 hours/week

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 Center offers a teaching, not a proofreading service. Our goal is to teach writers how to improve.

The business writing consultant works 10 hours per week in the Writing Center and is the "go to" consultant for business writing tasks. The business writing consultant, though, still works with the full range of students who visit the Writing Center. Nine of those hours are spent tutoring, and one hour every other week is spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training. Experience with business writing genres is valuable but not required. Training is provided. The position currently pays $12/hour.

Applicants must be full-time students in a for-credit degree program and cannot be working another job at Duquesne.

Qualifications:  Experience with business writing genres is valuable but not required. Training is provided.

Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received. The position needs to be filled as soon as possible for the Spring 2018 semester.

To Apply:  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 résumé/cv and academic research-based writing sample. Please see http://www.duq.edu/writing-center/students/apply.cfm for more information and application forms.

Contact: For any questions, please contact Dr. Jim Purdy or 412-396-1293



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Information for Schools and Departments

Please complete the New Job Posting Request if you are a school or department that would like to post an open graduate position. Be sure to let us know when the position has been filled, so that we can remove the posting. Thank you!