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: Social Media/Website Coordinator

Dept/School: University Writing Center

Type of Position:  Hourly Only:  $15/hour, 5 hours/week

Start Date: Spring 2021

Job Requirements:

Leverage the Writing Center's website and relevant social media outlets (including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) to communicate to students, faculty, and other stakeholders about the Writing Center and Writing Center events, as well as to provide instructional resources to support writers at Duquesne, particularly students taking online classes.

Tasks may include (but are not limited to)
1) Make timely updates to the Center's website.
2) Post relevant announcements and links on the Center's Facebook (/DUWritingCenter), Twitter (@DU_WriteCenter), and Instagram (@DU_WriteCenter).
3) Create and post to relevant venues (e.g., YouTube, the Center's website) videos to advertise and explain the Center's services and to offer writing instruction and tips
4) Expand the Center's web presence to other relevant online venues.
Knowledge of and experience using at least some of the aforementioned social media applications are required. An interest in writing and/or writing instruction is desirable. The social media/website coordinator is welcome to bring their own ideas and initiatives.

Additional Information: 

Work hours are flexible. Training will be provided in using the University's web authoring/content management platform, Ingeniux, if necessary. Applicants must be full-time students in a for-credit degree program and cannot be working another job at Duquesne.

Applications are being accepted immediately. All applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest outlining relevant experiences, qualifications, and ideas as well as a résumé/cv to Dr. Purdy via email at or via hard copy in 637 College Hall. Please feel free to reach out with questions.

Contact Person:  Dr. Jim Purdy

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (412) 396-1293

Visit this page often for new positions that may become available!

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!