Ohio University

Graduate Assistantship Positions

Applications for fall 2021 will open on October 1, 2020.

About Assistantships

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

Graduate Assistant for Campus Programming [PDF]

Learn about Involvement

Sorority & Fraternity Life

Graduate Assistant for Interfraternity Council [PDF]

Graduate Assistant for Women's Panhellenic Association [PDF]

Graduate Assistant for Community Programming [PDF]

Learn about greek life

Career and Leadership Development Center

Graduate Assistant for Special Projects [PDF]

Learn about Career and Leadership

Office of the Dean of Students

Graduate Assistant for Student Government [PDF]

Learn about the Dean's Office

Conference and Event Services

Graduate Assistant for Conference and Event Services Operations [PDF]

Learn about Conference and Events

Housing and Residence Life

Graduate Resident Director [PDF]  (multiple openings)

Graduate Assistant for Residential Activities [PDF]

Graduate Assistant for Residential Education [PDF]

Graduate Assistant for Recruitment, Selection, and Training [PDF]

Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Living and Commuter Engagement [PDF]

Learn about Housing

Opportunities Outside the Division of Student Affairs

Academic Achievement Center

Graduate Assistant, Academic Assistance Programs [PDF] (multiple openings)

Learn about AAC

Allen Student Advising Center

Graduate Assistant [PDF] (multiple openings)

Learn about Advising

Office of First Year and Transition Programs

Graduate Assistant for First-Year and Transition Programs [PDF] (multiple openings)

Learn about Learning Communities

Office of Undergraduate Experiential Learning

Graduate Assistant [PDF]

Learn about Experiential Learning

Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention

Graduate Assistant [PDF]

Learn about OMSAR

Additional Support

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 jaunaraj@ohio.edu.

For general questions about the College Student Personnel program, contact the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program Coordinator, Dave Nguyen at hesa@ohio.edu.

For information on other graduate assistantship opportunities at OHIO not listed below, please contact the Graduate College at (740) 593-2800 or graduate@ohio.edu

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.