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Graduate Assistantship Positions

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. 

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 2022. Applications will open on October 1st, 2021.

Office of the Dean of Students

  • Graduate Assistant for Margaret Boyd Scholars Program

Dean of Students Homepage

University Well-being & Campus Recreation

  • Graduate Assistant for Bird Arena & Walter Field House Operations
  • Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports
  • Graduate Assistant for Hockey – Assistant Coach, ACHA Division 1
  • Graduate Assistant for Well-being Programming and Outreach
  • Graduate Assistant for Aquatic Center
  • Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Pursuits
  • Graduate Assistant for Reservation and Events

University Well-being & Campus Rec Homepage

Conference & Event Services

  • Graduate Assistant for University Events

Conference & Event Services Homepage

Community Standards & Student Responsibility

  • Graduate Assistant for Community Standards and Student Responsibility

Community Standards & Student Responsibility Homepage

Counseling & Psychological Services

  • Graduate Assistant for Recovery

Counseling & Psychological Services Homepage

Housing & Residence Life

  • Graduate Resident Director
  • Graduate Assistant for Recruitment, Selection, Training and Development
  • GA for Housing and Residence Life – Housing Ambassador Program
  • Graduate Assistant for Integrated Learning 
  • Assistant Resident Director

Housing & Residence Life Homepage

Sorority and Fraternity Life

  • Graduate Assistant for Sorority & Fraternity Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life Homepage

Non-DOSA Opportunities

Ohio University Alumni Association

  • Early Engagement Graduate Assistant

Ohio University Alumni Association Homepage

University College

  • Graduate Assistant for UCASS/Degree Programs
  • Graduate Assistants for Bobcat Student Orientation
  • Graduate Assistants for Learning Community Programs

University College Homepage

Academic Achievement Center

  • Graduate Assistant, Academic Assistance Programs / Academic Achievement Center

Academic Achievement Center Homepage

Patton College of Education

  • Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor for the Patton College of Education

Patton College of Education Homepage

Division of Diversity & Inclusion

  • Graduate Assistant for OMSAR Advisor
  • Graduate Assistant D&I Programs

Division of Diversity & Inclusion Homepage

Office of Global Opportunities

  • Graduate Assistant for Global Opportunities

Office of Global Opportunities Homepage

Cutler Scholars Program

  • Graduate Assistant for the Cutler Scholars Program

Cutler Scholars Program Homepage

Graduate College

  • Graduate College Graduate Assistant

Graduate College Homepage

OHIO Honors Program

  • Graduate Assistant for Honors and Scholars Programs

OHIO Honors Program Homepage

Center for Advising, Career and Experiential Learning

  • Graduate Assistant for Allen Advising
  • Graduate Assistant for Career Coaching
  • Graduate Assistant for Career Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Graduate Assistant for Employer Relations and Events
  • Graduate Assistant for Experiential Access
  • Graduate Assistant for Signature Programs

center for advising, career and experiential learning

Additional Support

For general questions on the graduate assistantship application process, contact Assistant Vice President Imants Jaunarajs at hesa@ohio.edu.

For general questions about the College Student Personnel program, contact the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program Coordinator, Lijing Yang 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 master's or doctoral-level degree program, the two-year assistantship is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.