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The Graduate Assistantship (GA) Program is a competitive program and assistantships are limited. Assistantships can be awarded within any of the following School of Education & Health Sciences departments: 


Policy Governing Additional Work Beyond that of the Contractual Graduate Assistant Hours

As a graduate assistant, if you want to work additional hours on or off campus, the following guidelines must be followed. 

  • Additional work must be approved by your GA contract supervisor, additional work supervisor (if additional work is on campus), and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research of the School of Education and Health Sciences.
  • The work should be related to your field of study or career/professional development.
  • Additional work cannot exceed 38 hours per month of your contract, except in the summer. (This does not apply to international students who have a current GA contract for 20 hours per week).
  • Under some conditions, students working on federal contracts may not work additional hours. Please verify the requirements dictated by federal guidelines.
  • There are no restrictions on the amount of the additional hourly compensation.
  • You will need to complete an Authorization for Additional Work by a Graduate Assistant and submit it to the Associate Dean for processing.

Download and complete the Authorization for Additional Work form (pdf) >>

Type of assistantships available

Graduate Assistants are employed to work between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours per week on the University of Dayton’s campus located at 300 College Park in Dayton, Ohio. Most positions are for research assistants, although a very limited number of teaching assistants is needed.

Eligibility

Applicants must be accepted to one of the School of Education & Health Sciences graduate/doctoral degree programs and must be enrolled full time upon accepting an assistantship.

Tuition remission and paid stipends

Standard GA contracts are valid beginning August 16 through May 15. Graduate assistants are employed between 10 and 20 hours per week.

Tuition remission and a paid stipend are awarded for the nine-month academic year. 

Know your obligations.

Policy Governing Additional Work Beyond that of the Contractual Graduate Assistant Hours 

As a graduate assistant, if you want to work additional hours on or off campus, the following guidelines must be followed. 

  • Additional work must be approved by your GA contract supervisor, additional work supervisor (if additional work is on campus), and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research of the School of Education and Health Sciences.
  • The work should be related to your field of study or career/professional development.
  • Additional work cannot exceed 38 hours per month of your contract, except in the summer.
  • Under some conditions, students working on federal contracts may not work additional hours. Please verify the requirements dictated by federal guidelines.
  • There are no restrictions on the amount of the additional hourly compensation.
  • You will need to complete an Authorization for Additional Work by a Graduate Assistant and submit it to the Associate Dean for processing.
  • If you are an international student, the International Student Advisor is required to verify your eligibility to work more than 20 hours per week.

Download and complete the Authorization for Additional Work form (pdf) >>

When to apply

You may apply each year for an assistantship between January 1 and March 15

To apply, please see “How to Apply” tab, or contact Julie Slife, Coordinator of the Graduate Assistantship Program, at 937-229-3348 or jslife1@udayton.edu.

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship!

Please complete the following to apply for an assistantship:

  • Submit a current resume including your program of study, expected date of graduation, relevant experience, previous or current leadership roles, research experience and technology proficiencies.
  • Submit a 1-2 page statement about why you want to be a graduate assistant in the School of Education and Health Sciences.  Be certain to identify areas of strength that would complement or enhance your involvement in the School of Education and Health Sciences.
  • Submit documents electronically to Julie Slife at jslife1@udayton.edu.

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Questions? We can answer.

For more information about assistantships in the School of Education & Health Sciences, and to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Julie Slife, Coordinator of the Graduate Assistantship Program, at 937-229-3348 or jslife1@udayton.edu.

Request information online >>