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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: Program Assistant

Start Date: August 20, 2018

Dept/School: Center for African Studies

Type of Position: Part-time hourly, plus tuition

Job Requirements: The Part-Time Program Assistant supports the administrative, academic and program responsibilities of the Center through directly assigned duties. The ideal candidate will possess some combination of: conversancy with resources in African Studies and Global Studies; communication and interpersonal skills necessary to execute CAS initiatives; work experience overseeing multiple time-sensitive projects; ability to maintain the CAS website and social media platforms; ability to recruit students; availability for evening and weekend CAS events.

• Regularly maintain and update the Center's website and social media platforms
• Work with the Center's team to help create, plan, advertise and implement Center activities
• Communicate effectively and in a timely manner on behalf of CAS with a wide range of University constituents and external community partners
• Present the Center's programs to students in classes, at university recruitment events and tabling
• Assist the Center's staff as directed
• Assist the Director as assigned

Qualifications: The candidate will have excellent writing, planning, organizational and communication skills, as well as fluency and willingness to use DU website software in updating and managing websites and social media.  Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, Web browsers, and e-mail software is required.  The ability to work effectively with a wide array of university constituents and with external community partners is necessary. A willingness to contribute actively to the Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Additional Information: 20 hours per week in office for 32 weeks (academic year).

Application Deadline:

To Apply: Submit resume to Dr. Gerald Boodoo, Director, Center for African Studies

Contact:  Dr. Gerald Boodoo


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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!