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

Start Date: Fall 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 (www.duq.edu/writing-center).
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.

The position pays $15/hour and is funded for 5 hours/week. 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.

Contact Person: Dr. Jim Purdy

Contact Phone: 412-396-1293

Contact Email: purdyj@duq.edu

Additional information:
Applications are being accepted immediately. All applicants are asked to submit
1. a letter of interest outlining relevant experiences, qualifications, and ideas
2. a résumé/cv
3. names and email addresses and telephone numbers for two references
Please return materials to Dr. Purdy via email at purdyj@duq.edu. Please feel free to reach out with questions.

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Position: ESL Writing Consultant

Dept/School: University Writing Center

Type of Position: Hourly

Start Date: Fall 2021

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, www.duq.edu/writing-center, for further description of the Center's services.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) writing consultant works is the "go to" consultant for non-native speakers of English (though also works with the full range of students who visit). Experience working with ESL writers is valuable but not required. Tutoring or teaching experience is likewise desirable but not required. Training is provided. In addition to an orientation, one hour every other week is spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training.

The position currently pays $15/hour and is funded for 10 hours per week.

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

Contact Person: Dr. Jim Purdy

Contact Phone: 412-396-1293

Contact Email: 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 submit
1. an application form
2. a résumé/cv
3. an academic research-based writing sample.
Please see http://www.duq.edu/academics/resources-and-technology/writing-center/apply-for-a-position for application forms and more information.

Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received.

 


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Information for Schools and Departments

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