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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: Social media/Website coordinater

Start Date: Spring 2019

Dept/School: University Writing Center

Type of Position: Hourly

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

Tasks associated with this responsibility may include (but are not limited to)
1) Make timely updates to and expand the Center's website
2) Increase the Center's presence on Facebook (/DUWritingCenter), including posting relevant announcements and links to pertinent resources
3) Post updates to the Center's Twitter account (@DU_WriteCenter) to attract and communicate with students and teachers
4) 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
5) 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 her or his own ideas and initiatives.

Additional Information: 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. Hourly staff members use the time management software Kronos to log in and out at the beginning and end of shifts, so work must be completed from the Writing Center on campus.

Application Deadline: The position is to be filled immediately.

To Apply: All applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and résumé/cv to Dr. Purdy via email at purdyj@duq.edu or via hard copy in 637 College Hall.

Contact: 412-396-1293


Position Title: Business writing consultant

Start Date: Spring 2019

Dept/School: University Writing Center

Type of Position: Hourly

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 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 business writing consultant works 10 hours per week in the Writing Center and is the "go to" consultant for business writing tasks. The business writing consultant, though, still works with the full range of students who visit the Writing Center. Nine of those hours are spent tutoring, and one hour every other week is spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training. Experience with business writing genres is valuable but not required. Training is provided. The position currently pays $15/hour.

Additional Information: Tutoring hours are based on the consultant's availability and the Writing Center's coverage needs. All applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit a résumé/cv and academic research-based writing sample. Please see http://www.duq.edu/writing-center/students/apply.cfm for more information and application forms.

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

Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received. The position needs to be filled as soon as possible for the Spring 2018 semester.

To Apply: All applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and résumé/cv to Dr. Purdy via email at purdyj@duq.edu or via hard copy in 637 College Hall.

Contact: 412-396-1293


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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!