Graduate Appointments

Graduate Appointments (GAs), Research Assistants (RAs),
and Teaching Assistants (TAs)

Graduate appointments are awarded by individual schools, academic departments, or other administrative offices. Graduate appointments provide a stipend for services as prescribed by the individual school, department, or office and may include a tuition scholarship.
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  • Apply for available department/school graduate appointments by indicating your interest in the departmental funding section of your admission application.
  • Department/school assistantships are granted on the basis of scholarly merit.
  • In addition, a list of advertised appointments is available below.­
  • Appointments are classified as graduate, research, and teaching assistantships (GA, RA, TA)
  • Please be sure to read and understand all policies before accepting an appointment: Graduate Appointment Policies­
  • Complete appropriate employment forms
  • The awarding of Graduate/Research/Teaching Assistants is administered by the Department or College offering the position. The Graduate College is NOT involved in the hiring process.
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Graduate, Research and Teaching Assistantships (GA, RA, TA):

Updated: 5/5/2015


Department: Campus Involvement Center

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Sorority & Fraternity Life - Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) & National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The graduate assistant will support the Assistant Director for Sorority & Fraternity Life in providing oversight to Ohio University’s social fraternities and sororities. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the advising of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) executive board and which serves as the governing body for 2 fraternities and sororities;
  • Provide training and support to the MGC executive board members, attend executive board meetings and council meetings, oversee officer election process as well as council sponsored programs and events;
  • Maintain communication with the 2 MGC member fraternities and sororities and assist with programming and intake efforts or other events as needed;
  • Contribute to the advising of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) executive board and which serves as the governing body for 6 fraternities and sororities;
  • Provide training and support to the NPHC executive board members, attend executive board meetings and council meetings, oversee officer election process and date picking as well as council sponsored programs and events;
  • Maintain communication with the 6 NPHC member fraternities and sororities and assist with programming and intake efforts or other events as needed;
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of community-wide programming initiatives such as Homecoming Week, Greek Week, All-Council Meetings, or other events sponsored by the Sorority & Fraternity Life office and the 4 governing councils;
  • Maintain regular office hours;
  • Process all required Sorority & Fraternity Life office forms through OrgSync for MGC and NPHC councils and member organizations promptly and efficiently;
  • Attend bi-weekly Campus Involvement Center staff meetings;
  • Attend weekly one-on-one supervision meetings and weekly Sorority & Fraternity Life staff meetings;
  • Explore opportunities for expansion or growth of organizations within the two councils;
  • Attend AFLV Central/NBGLC with student leaders and the Sorority & Fraternity Life staff members;
  • Fulfill other assigned duties;

Remuneration is $9,000 for Fall and Spring Semester 2015-2016. A tuition waiver is not provided, but may be available through the student's home college

Requires 20 hours per week while school is in session. Some evening and weekend work required. Must be available to participate in staff orientation and training during the two weeks prior to the opening of the fall semester. Must be available to assist in Opening Weekend activities, Commencement, and Halloween.

  • Participation in Campus Involvement Center, Division, University, and professional association activities is encouraged.
  • Affiliation/membership within a social sorority or fraternity is preferred;
  • Must be a currently enrolled graduate student at the Ohio University Athens campus

Terms: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Contact: kardas@ohio.edu

Deadline: 07/01/2015


Department: The Patton College of Education

Graduate Assistantship (GA) opportunities in The Patton College, 2015-16

There are several GA positions available for graduate students enrolled full-time in Patton College graduate programs on the Athens Campus. These positions carry stipends of $13,000/year for master’s students and $15,500/year for doctoral students and require 20 hours of work per week for the duration of fall and spring semesters (2015-16), including during finals week. Please note that these GA positions are available exclusively to students enrolled in Patton College graduate programs.

Position Title: Advocacy Graduate Assistantship

The Patton College of Education Dean’s Office is currently seeking a graduate assistant to lead advocacy-related initiatives during the 2015-16 academic year. The Patton College is a comprehensive college that prepares educators, practitioners, and human service professionals. The qualified candidate will be an excellent public speaker, possess superior interpersonal skills, and be highly committed to promoting positive change related to The Patton College’s core values. Specific responsibilities will include coordinating the Leadership and Advocacy Summit; coordinating activities associated with the Ohio Student Education Policy Institute; engaging and coordinating the advocacy work of student organizations; arranging and coordinating visits and meetings with state legislators; and performing other duties as assigned.

Position Title: Research and Administrative Graduate Assistantship

The Patton College of Education Dean’s Office is currently seeking several graduate assistants to provide support in the areas of research project activities, coordination of some teaching activities, and various administrative duties. The Patton College is a comprehensive college that prepares educators, practitioners, and human service professionals. The qualified candidates will possess strong interpersonal skills, and be highly self-motivated to carry out activities with minimal supervision. Candidates should have experience with carrying out or assisting faculty with research projects, and understanding of setting priorities and responding to time-sensitive requests, and knowledge of professionalism in a work environment that requires confidentiality of activities and records.

Position Title: Research Development Graduate Assistantship

The Patton College of Education Dean’s Office is currently seeking a graduate assistant to work closely with the Research Grant Development Coordinator on activities directly related to grant development and proposal writing. The research focused activities will directly support the following Patton College Centers: Center for Higher Education, Literacy Center, and the Southeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Math and Science (SEOCEMS). This position requires strong writing skills, an ability to follow detailed instructions, good interpersonal communication skills, and research experiences (CITI IRB knowledge, familiarity with grant budgets, and proposal preparation).

To apply: Interested graduate students should submit a cover letter and vita to Barbara Wright (wrightb2@ohio.edu) by June 2, 2015. Please be certain to state in your cover letter the specific GA position (or positions) you seek, and describe your interest and fit for each. Notification of the hiring decision is expected by July 1, 2015.

Terms: Fall & Spring 2015

Contact: wrightb2@ohio.edu, paulins@ohio.edu

Deadline: 06/02/15

Please be sure to submit a cover letter (letter of application) and vita (resume) accompanying your email application. You may direct questions to Dr. Ann Paulins, Sr. Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, The Patton College (paulins@ohio.edu)


There are no additional graduate, research or teaching assistantships available through the Graduate College at this time,­ however, please investigate the student employment opportunities available from the Ohio University Career Site.