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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: Graduate Research Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant

Start Date: August 26, 2019

Dept/School: Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education/School of Education

Type of Position: Hourly plus tuition

Job Requirements: Some experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Duties will include primarily assisting the professor with their research agenda (i.e. reviewing articles, transcription, collecting statistical and/or qualitative data, co-writing manuscripts, and other duties as assigned). Although these positions are mainly to support research, some may offer additional support, which may include teaching and/or program level tasks.   

Additional Information:  If you are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship please submit the following items IN ONE PACKAGE:

  1. A letter of interest explaining how an assistantship will help you in completing your educational goals and the reason you wish to work specifically within DILE.
  2. Resume, including your research skills and teaching experience and/or research courses you may have taken previously.
  3.  Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your work and education. **Please have your letters addressed to Dr. Jason Ritter.
  4. Name of faculty member who you are interested in working with (if you have one pre-identified), with a detailed explanation of how your skills match their research.

Graduate Assistant positions include tuition and/or a stipend. Your application will be reviewed to determine how your strengths fit the needs of the faculty member and/or the department.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2019

Contact: Email Kristy Mullen or call 412-396-4779


Position Title: Social media/Website coordinator

Start Date: TBD

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


Position Title: Graduate Assistant

Start Date: TBD

Dept/School: Center for Student Involvement

Type of Position: Tuition credit and stipend

Job Requirements: The Graduate Assistantship in the Office of Commuter Affairs offers a variety of work experiences related to the coordination of programs and services for all commuter students including undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Creativity is required, as is a commitment to enhancing the educational experience available to all commuting students at Duquesne University.

Specific duties and responsibilities include: assisting in the coordination and implementation of Commuter Affairs programs; assisting in the coordination and supervision of the Commuter Assistant program; assisting in the planning, organization and implementation of Commuter Summer Social, Commuter Assistant Training and Commuter Pre-Orientation; assisting in the assignment of new students to Commuter Assistant groups; assisting in editing office publications, including: web site, newsletters, email lists, etc.; assisting in needs assessment and data collection in the development of new programs and services; assisting in office staffing/duties and maintains evening/weekend hours on occasion; working with the Commuter Council in assisting with events and programs; preparing reports and performs other related responsibilities as required; representing the Office of Commuter Affairs through attendance at Student Life events and University meetings, etc.; assisting the Director with other projects as necessary.

Additional Information: The Commuter Affairs Graduate Assistantship is open to full-time commuting graduate students who are able to provide service to the office which may include evenings and or weekends. Twenty five hours are required Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Experience in Student Life activities as an undergraduate student would be extremely helpful. Candidates pursing a graduate degree from the School of Education are highly desired.

Tuition remission for eighteen (18) graduate course credits (at the Liberal Arts rate) during the school year and a monetary stipend.

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

To Apply:   Individuals interested in the position should submit a cover letter indicating their interest in the position and a resume. If you should require any additional information, please contact Tim Lewis in the Office of Commuter Affairs at (412) 396-6660 or lewis@duq.edu.

Contact: Tim Lewis


Position Title: Graduate Assistant

Start Date: Fall 2019

Dept/School: Center for Student Involvement

Type of Position: Tuition credit and stipend

Job Requirements:  The Graduate Assistant for Programs and Leadership will support the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) in the coordination of sponsored events throughout the academic year. Responsibilities include: assisting with the coordination of the Fall Duquesne EXPO, Spring Student Organization Expo, and monthly Organization President Meetings; planning and implementation of the SPIRIT Leadership Program and BUILD Student Leader Conference; assisting with the coordination of the annual Student Organization Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony; assisting with the coordination of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class Year Experience programs; marketing and facilitating the online Campus Labs "Engage" software solution system; assessment and data collection initiatives; representing the Center for Student Involvement at University meetings and events; perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:  Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree at Duquesne University (candidates from the School of Education are highly desired), and maintain a flexible work schedule which may include evenings & weekend hours totaling 20 hours per week. In addition, applicants must display an ability to work both independently and in group settings, as well as outstanding verbal communication and organizational skills. Experience in the planning and coordination of Student Life activities as an undergraduate student is highly desired.

Remuneration includes tuition remission and a monetary stipend.

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

To Apply: Individuals interested in the position should submit a cover letter indicating their interest in the position and a resume. If you should require any additional information, please contact Marc Grandillo in the Center for Involvement at (412) 396-5853 or grandillom@duq.edu

Contact: Marc Grandillo


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!