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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:  Office Assistant - Library Admin. office

Dept/School:  Gumberg Library

Type of Position:  Hourly Only

Start Date:  Immediately

Job Requirements:  Enrolled in a graduate student program at Duquesne University.  Requires proficience in Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Information:  This graduate assistant position is available for both the summer and the academic year. It is budgeted at the rate of $15/hour, for 15 hours per week during the summer and 10 hours per week during the academic year. Reporting to the Assistant to the University Librarian, and also supporting the Director of Business and Administration in Gumberg Library, the Office Assistant will assist with day-to-day operations related to services, collections, facilities, programming, and reporting. Activities will include: Maintaining charts, directories, and spreadsheets; setting up for events by moving furniture; Performing clerical tasks, such as monitoring supplies, organizing mailings, filing, scanning, photocopying, organizing the break room; Assisting with special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Contact Person:  Maggie Cowburn

Phone: 412-396-6136


Position: Part-time Assistant to the Director

Dept/School: Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Type of Position: Hourly Only

Start Date: August 28, 2019

Job Requirements:  ABD graduate student with expertise and interest in phenomenological philosophy, psychology, theology, or communication; ability to learn and perform assigned tasks responsibly with little supervision; effective interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills; demonstrated computer skills including use of email and word processing; ability to work with diverse populations, including students, faculty, scholars, and staff; and sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically. The position requires the ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identify 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: This graduate assistant position is available for the academic year (30 weeks). It is budgeted at the rate of $15/hour, for 20 hours per week. Reporting to the Director of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, the Part-time Silverman Assistant to the Director supports the Director and Part-time Phenomenology Librarian with day-to-day operations related to services, collections, facilities, and programming. Occasional night and weekend responsibilities are required. Illustrative Examples of Work: (This list is neither absolute nor restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.): Welcomes and assists visitors in finding materials, answers phone calls and takes messages; Shelves books and journals, using Library of Congress classification system; Sets up the Center for events by moving furniture, preparing A/V technology as needed; Performs clerical tasks such as monitoring supplies, organizing mailings, filing, scanning, and photocopying; Helps edit and publish proceedings from the Center's Symposia; Assists the Director and Part-time Phenomenology Librarian with special projects related to the work of the Center and other duties as assigned.

Contact Person: Dr. Jeffrey McCurry

Contact Email:  Please email letter of interest and current CV to Dr. Jeffrey McCurry by June 25, 2019.

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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!