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
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    3. You will be redirected to a page with access to all of your employee information.


Graduate, Research and Teaching Assistantships - Accepting Applications:

Women's Center

The Ohio University Women’s Center is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant for the 2017/2018 academic year (Fall and Spring Semester [$10,056] stipend only. The majority of our Graduate Assistants have been able to receive a tuition waiver from their academic departments, but we do not provide one. We will assist you with this process of approaching your home department.

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.

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.

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 Mentoring Program
  • Develop community and alumnae outreach in order to encourage participation in the Women’s Mentoring Program, and for direct mentor recruitment
  • Primary liaison for questions regarding the program, and delivery of presentations for recruitment
  • Organize and distribute marketing materials for program recruitment
  • Oversees the mentor and mentee application process, as well as the matching of pairs
  • Coordinate trainings, workshops, meet and greets, and end of the year appreciation dinner
  • Participate in on-going assessment of the program, including data collection and reporting
  • Assist Director with day to day operations and long-term planning (meeting minutes, library research, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Assist in coverage of front desk duties, such as answering phones and welcoming people, as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be knowledgeable, either through coursework or direct work experience, with the issues that affect female students, faculty, and staff in institutions of higher education and society at large, and be familiar with some of the theories and approaches to addressing them programmatically as well as institutionally
  • Applicants should have experience with outreach to diverse student populations
  • Applicants should be creative and independent, who can take a project and run with it, but also work well as part of a team
  • Applicants should have excellent verbal, written, and virtual communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with event planning and implementation
  • Experience with designing posters and other marketing materials
  • amiliarity with Excel.

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

For more information, please contact Dr. M. Geneva Murray,

Application deadline is April 14, 2017. To apply 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 listed with the Graduate College at this time. Other student employment opportunities may be available on the Ohio University Career Site.