Graduate Appointments

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.

Graduate, Research and Teaching Assistantships (GA, RA, TA):

Updated: 3/12/14


Position - Graduate Assistant for the Survivor Advocacy Program (OUSAP).

OUSAP is part of the Ohio University Women's Center and its mission is to create a safe campus where victims and survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence are thoroughly respected and supported. OUSAP works to empower the campus community to deal with these issues through confidential advocacy, education, and resources.

Description - The Graduate Assistant for the Survivor Advocacy Program oversees the Peer Advocate Program and assists the Program Coordinator in implementing program goals.

Responsibilities -

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and attend weekly OUSAP peer advocate and staff meetings.
  • Design and implement a presentation calendar and assign presentations/programs to peers.
  • Attend Monthly Campus Community Response Team (CCRT) meetings.
  • Assist peer advocate student organization in developing programs.
  • Coordinate peer advocate recruitment and assist with peer advocate course.
  • Attend weekly supervision meetings.
  • Respond to survivors of sexual violence on the phone or in-person.
  • Maintain regular office hours and perform duties as assigned.

Requirements -

  • Requires 20 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours may be assigned on an as needed basis.  Prior knowledge of women’s issues, including violence against women, in higher education preferred.  Familiarity with theories and approaches to address those issues programmatically, theoretically, and practically highly desired. 
  • Must be available to participate in a paid 40-hour training during late Summer.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A background check will be required.

The Graduate Assistant will receive a stipend, and the Survivor Advocacy Program will arrange for a tuition waiver.

How to apply - Submit a resume, a cover letter that clearly outlines qualifications for this position, and the names of three references to the Program Coordinator, Ms. Brenda Strickland by March 14, 2014.


Position - The Ohio University Women’s Center is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant for the 2014/15 academic year (Fall and Spring Semester, $9,999 stipend, no tuition waiver).

Description - The Women’s Center is part of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.  The mission of Ohio University Women's Center is to act as a catalyst to promote awareness, education and advocacy about women, gender and diversity among students, faculty, and staff at Ohio University and surrounding communities.

Now entering its eighth year, the Women’s Center is currently assessing and refining our areas of programming, advocacy, and service.  A graduate assistantship at the Women’s Center will provide students with practical and theoretical knowledge of the implementation and administration of women’s services, advocacy, and programming. 

Responsibilities - The Graduate Student will work under the direct supervision of the Director of the Women’s Center and the Program Coordinator.  Primary duties will include:

  • Oversight of the Women’s Center Mentoring Program
  • Develop graduate student and international student outreach
  • Assist Director with day-to-day operations and long-term planning (meeting minutes, library research, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Assist Program Coordinator with student worker and volunteer supervision
  • As assigned

Requirements - We are looking for a graduate student with a background in Women’s and Gender Studies, feminism, a related field, and/or demonstrated interest or experience in working with women students in the context of higher education.  Applicants should be knowledgeable, either through coursework or direct work experience, with the issues that affect women students, faculty, and staff in institutions of higher education and society at large, and be familiar with some of the theories and approaches to address them programmatically as well as institutionally.

Applicants should be creative and independent, but also work well as part of a team.  Familiarity with social media management, event planning and implementation is useful, experience with outreach to diverse student populations a must.  Supervisory skills and ability to work with and relate to students are necessary.  Excellent verbal, written, and virtual communication skills are required. 

The Assistantship is for 20hrs/week, some occasional evening and weekend hours are required.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Susanne Dietzel

Application deadline is March 14, 2014.  To be considered for the position,  please send a letter of application that outlines applicant’s qualification for this position, a resume, and list of three references.  Applicants have to be admitted into a degree-granting graduate program.


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.