Graduate Assistantship Positions
Applications for fall 2021 are now closed.
Assistantships are on-campus positions that are designed to supplement your classroom experience with practical experience. The Division of Student Affairs offers many assistantship opportunities. Given the partnership with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education first consideration goes to those students applying for admission to the College Student Personnel program.
The graduate assistantship application process and the academic admissions process are separate but concurrent processes. Visit How to Apply to learn more about the application process for assistantships and for the College Student Personnel program. You can also review the College Student Personnel/Graduate Assistantship Packet [PDF] for a program overview and information regarding the application processes.
For all graduate assistantship applications, you need a resume, cover letter, list of professional references, and a personal statement (optional). Candidates may apply for up to seven assistantships.
To learn more about the types of graduate assistantship opportunities available through this program, review the examples below. Not all positions are open for applicants each academic year.
Other employment opportunities are available on Ohio University Jobs.
Opportunities in the Division of Student Affairs
The positions below are available for students entering in fall 2021. Applications will open on October 1, 2020.
Campus Involvement Center
Sorority & Fraternity Life
Career and Leadership Development Center
Office of the Dean of Students
Conference and Event Services
Housing and Residence Life
Graduate Resident Director [PDF] (multiple openings)
Opportunities Outside the Division of Student Affairs
Academic Achievement Center
Graduate Assistant, Academic Assistance Programs [PDF] (multiple openings)
Allen Student Advising Center
Graduate Assistant [PDF] (multiple openings)
Office of First-Year and Transition Programs
Graduate Assistant for First-Year and Transition Programs [PDF] (multiple openings)
Office of Undergraduate Experiential Learning
Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention
For general questions on the graduate assistantship application process, contact Imants Jaunarajs, Assistant Vice President & Executive Director of the Career and Leadership Development Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions about the College Student Personnel program, contact the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program Coordinator, Dave Nguyen at email@example.com.
For support services and information about getting involved on campus or in the Athens community, please visit the Ohio University student page.
Should a candidate be offered a graduate assistantship position and be accepted to a masters or doctoral level degree program, the two-year assistantship is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.