Assistantships for Graduate Students

A limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships are available to graduate students.

In these roles, graduate students provide a minimum number of hours per week to the department. In return, students generally receive a combination of tuition remission and a stipend. Many of these programs are administered by individual academic departments, but some opportunities are available to students in any graduate program. 

If you are hired as a graduate student and file the FAFSA, federal loan eligibility will be impacted by the funding of the graduate assistant contract. Total resources from loans, grants, scholarships and graduate assistant funding cannot exceed the cost of attendance. 


The graduate assistantship program is competitive, and positions are limited.  Assistantships can be awarded within any of the following departments in the School of Education and Health Sciences: 

  • Counselor Education and Human Services
  • Educational Administration
  • Heath and Sports Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Teacher Education

Specific opportunities can be found on the School of Education and Health Sciences website. Resumes are accepted for each academic year between December 1 and January 31.

For more information and to apply, please contact Gina Seiter at 937-229-3103 or

SEHS Assistantships

Graduate students who have been accepted into the master's programs in pastoral ministry or theological studies or the doctoral program in theology may be awarded one of several competitive assistantships. Any student who applies to the Ph.D. program is automatically considered. A student in either of the master's programs must apply for consideration.

Opportunities available:

  • Department of Religious Studies Assistantship
  • Campus Ministry Assistantship
  • Institute of Pastoral initiatives Assistantship
  • International Marian Research Institute Assistantship

Each of these opportunities utilizes a separate application form and process. The application forms are due no later than February 1 each year. 

Opportunities are regularly available in both the Department of Religious Studies and Campus Ministry, and opportunities are occasionally available with the Institute of Pastoral Initiatives and the International Marian Research Institute. Contact those offices to inquire and apply.

Department of Religious Studies Assistantship

Graduate students in any program may apply for a variety of assistantship opportunities across departments within the Division of Student Development. 

Available opportunities include placements in Housing and Residence Life, Community Wellness Services, Center for Student Involvement, Greek Life, Sexual Violence Prevention Education, Campus Recreation, New Student Programs, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and through campus partners in Career Services, the Honors Program and the Women's Center.

Student Development Assistantships

Graduate assistantships in the University Libraries provide an excellent opportunity for students to put their emerging expertise into practice, develop their professional skills, build their networks and expand their familiarity with library resources that can support their academic work. Positions vary by department, with qualifications chosen to meet the particular duties of the position. The following opportunities are currently available:

E-scholarship assistantship

University Libraries seeks a graduate assistant to support faculty in preparing their scholarship for inclusion in the University’s institutional repository, eCommons. This will include both the main repository and its supplemental service, SelectedWorks. The job may also include some supervision of undergraduates, quality control, and miscellaneous digital conversion of documents.

Minimum Qualifications: Strong writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word; some experience with HTML; strength in spelling, grammar and punctuation; attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in business email communication

Stipend: $260 per week ($13 per hour; 20 hours per week during the regular academic term)

Tuition Remission: Not included at this time

Work Hours: Generally between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with some flexibility

Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Maureen Schlangen via campus mail (Roesch Library, ZIP 1360) or via email (

Application Deadline: Aug. 24, 2018


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