Graduate Assistantship Positions
The application deadline for fall 2020 entry has passed.
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, and, 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 to 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 your resume, cover letter, a list of professional references, and your autobiographical sketch/personal statement. Candidates may apply for up to six 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 the Ohio University Jobs website at www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.
Opportunities in the Division of Student Affairs
(All positions are currently closed. The postings below were available for applicants entering in fall 2020.)
- Graduate Assistant for Sorority and Fraternity Life - Unified Greek Council (UGC) & National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) [PDF]
- Graduate Assistant for Business Operations [PDF]
- Graduate Resident Director [PDF]
- Graduate Assistant for Residential Activities [PDF]
Opportunities outside the Division of Student Affairs
Cutler Scholars (Honors Tutorial College)
- Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor for the Patton College of Education [PDF]
- Graduate Assistant for Higher Education and Student Affairs [PDF]
For general questions on the GA application process, contact Lindsey Ward 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, information on getting involved on campus or in the Athens community, please visit the Ohio University student page at www.ohio.edu/students.
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.