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:


School of Nursing

The Ohio University School of Nursing is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant for spring semester 2017. This position includes a competitive Spring Semester stipend. The majority of our Graduate Assistants have been able to receive a tuition waiver from their academic departments as well. We will assist you with this process.

The School of Nursing is proud to be the home for some of the fastest growing programs in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is the only Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited four-year program in southeast Ohio, serving to upgrade Appalachian Ohio health services. We offer innovative and accessible programs including online RN to BSN and online MSN degrees.

The Ohio University School of Nursing provides accessible state-of-the-discipline undergraduate and graduate nursing education. The School focuses on fostering preservation, promotion, and restoration of health in the global community. Our graduates are highly competent practitioners, leaders, and scholars who are grounded in a sense of inquiry and committed to human caring within a climate of diversity.

The Graduate Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the School of Nursing Director. Primary duties will include:

  • Participate in on-going assessment of projects and programs, including data collection and reporting
  • Assist the Director with day-to-day operations and executing planning initiatives
  • Assist the Director with library research and assistance with research grant procurement and performance as it pertains to the School of Nursing
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be knowledgeable, either through coursework or direct work experience, in library specific modalities of research
  • Applicant should be knowledgeable about statistical calculations as it applies to academic research
  • Applicants should be knowledgeable about diverse student populations.
  • Applicants should be creative and independent, work well in a team environment and be deadline driven.
  • Applicants should have excellent verbal, written, and virtual communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with nursing education processes.
  • Experience in Epidemiology research.
  • Familiarity with Excel.
  • The Assistantship is for 20hrs/week, some occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Length of Appointment: Spring Semester 2017

For more information, please contact Erin Fraunfelter,

Application deadline is December 9th, 2016. 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.