Graduate Appointments

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.

  • Apply for available department/school graduate appointments by indicating your interest in the departmental funding section of your admission application. Some programs also require a separate GA/RA/TA application. Review the program's website to see if that applies to the program to which you are applying.
  • 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)
  • The awarding of Graduate/Research/Teaching Assistantships is administered by the Department or College offering the position. The Graduate College is NOT involved in the hiring process.


If you have been offered a Graduate Appointment, review the information below and complete all required tasks.

  • Ohio University abides by the Council of Graduate Schools Resolultion Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants. When you accept an offer of funding for the next academic year, you and the graduate program are entering into an obligation that both are expected to honor. Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15. Withdrawing an acceptance of financial support after April 15 commits the student to obtain a written release from the program before accepting an offer from a different program or institution. Refer to the Resolution for additional conditions affecting funding offers.
  • Please be sure to read and understand all Graduate Appointment Policies­ before accepting an appointment
  • Complete appropriate employment forms
  • Students with an F-1 visa who are offered a Graduate Appointment and do not have a US Social Security number (SSN) must apply for one after arrival on campus. Additional information is available through International Student and Faculty Services.
  • Stipend payslips may be accessed at
    1. Click My Personal Information.
    2. Enter your Ohio ID and password and click Login.
    3. You will be redirected to a page with access to all of your employee information.


Graduate, Research and Teaching Assistantships - Accepting Applications:

Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics seeks to hire a responsible graduate student in good academic standing who can accurately and effectively type up handwritten documents with details intact (e.g. errors of grammar and spellings). The digitized documents will then serve as data for analyses of non-native speakers’ acquisition and use of English as a second language. The workload is either 6 or 10 hours per week, depending on the availability of certain types of funding (either GRS or half RA). The initial appointment is for Fall 2017, but may be extended to Spring 2018 contingent on the individual’s ability and performance. Interested students should send the following documents to Dr. Hiroyuki Oshita by Wednesday, August 23.

  • A cover letter describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as your interest in the work
  • A resume or CV
  • A copy of academic transcript from both undergraduate and graduate (DARS and/or an undergraduate transcript)
  • Two letters of recommendation which can attest the candidate’s personality, reliability, sense of responsibility, communication skills (both in speech and writing), etc. Please have the letters sent directly to

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

There are no additional graduate, research or teaching assistantships listed with the Graduate College at this time. Other student employment opportunities may be available on the Ohio University Career Site.