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

PT Assistant to the Oral Historian

Dept/School: University Archives/Oral History Initiative

Type of Position: Hourly Only: $15/hour, 21 hours/week

Start Date: May 2022

Job Requirements: Enrolled in the History/Public History program at Duquesne University (preferred)

Contact Person: Cassidee Knott    Contact Phone: (412) 396-4871

Contact Email:

Additional information, if any:
This summer assistant position is budgeted at the rate of $15/hour, for 21 hours per week. Reporting to the Oral Historian the Assistant will assist with day-to-day operations related to the Oral History Initiative. Familiarity or experience with oral history is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, willingness to learn oral history and archival software applications, and excellent research, organization, and written and oral communication skills are required.

Activities will include: Oral history transcription and related processing tasks; oral history interview research and preparation; preparing oral histories for archival and online access; digital preservation; assisting with special projects; and other duties as assigned.

Required hours are Tuesday between 10am-2pm; the remaining hours can be scheduled anytime Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Position Title: 
Part-time Archives/Phenomenology Center Assistant

Department/School: Gumberg Library University Archives and Phenomenology Center

Type of Position: Hourly Only - $15.00/hour, 21 hours per week.
Applicants must be registered to be full time students in a for-credit degree program for Fall 2022 and cannot be working another job at Duquesne.

Timeframe: May 16, 2022 - August 21, 2022
Other info:
Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Work-study funding is not required for this position.
This position is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Department Web Site:

Reporting to the University Archivist and Director of the Phenomenology Center, the assistant will help with print collections management, including deselection and shifting all of the shelved materials in the archives storage rooms. The assistant will also help to compile and sort lists of books and records and create a new shelf list for the archives. The part-time Assistant will work 21 hours a week.

1. Arrange and describe archival collections from individual schools, departments, and committees.
2. Systematically move and arrange boxes of archival materials.
3. Systematically pull and sort books from the various Phenomenology collections.
4. Perform clerical duties as needed.

Attention to detail. Some lifting will be required. Strong interpersonal, written and communication skills. Ability to independently manage projects. Able to work cooperatively with colleagues, staff, students and patrons.

Contact: Tom White, University Archivist, and
Dr. Jeff McCurry, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Director,

How to apply:

• Submit a letter of interest, outlining relevant experiences and qualifications, to Tom White and to Dr. Jeff McCurry, with the subject line: PT  Assistant Position. Please include your D Number in the message
• a résumé/cv
• names, email addresses, and telephone numbers for two professional references

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Information for Schools and Departments

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