Ohio University

Graduate Assistantship Positions

The application deadline for fall 2020 entry has passed. 

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, 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.)

Campus Involvement Center

Health Promotion

Sorority & Fraternity Life

Career and Leadership Development Center

Office of the Dean of Students

Event Services

Housing and Residence Life

Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility

Opportunities outside the Division of Student Affairs

Academic Achievement Center

Allen Student Advising Center

Cutler Scholars (Honors Tutorial College)

Patton College of Education

Office of First Year and Transition Programs

Office of Global Opportunities

Office of Global Affairs and International Studies

Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention

OHIO Alumni Association

Additional Support

For general questions on the GA application process, contact Lindsey Ward at wardl@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, 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.