Office of Graduate Admissions

Libermann Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: gradadmissions@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.6219
Fax: 412.396.2590
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Graduate Assistantships and Employment

New Job Posting Template (for Schools/Departments who want to post a graduate position)

A limited number of graduate job opportunities are assigned by individual schools and departments on a competitive basis. Full-time students will assist with faculty research, tutoring and administrative tasks. Graduate assistants may receive a stipend (that varies from program to program) and often a partial or full tuition scholarship.  Please be advised that Unversity policy does not permit us to hire a student who may already be employed in any other capacity at the University.

Grad students who qualify may apply for federal work-study positions on campus, or take on part-time, off-campus employment opportunities in Pittsburgh.

Check back often for additional  job postings.


Please check back often for new postings.


Position Title:  Graduate Assistant Start Date:  July 21, 2014
Dept/School:  Office of Service-Learning Position Type:  Hourly plus Tuition
Job Requirements:  1) Work closely with the director to support the launch of a pilot model for 100-200 level service-learning classes that significantly reduces logistic demands on faculty.  Illustrative tasks include securing transportation, scheduling meetings between participants, assisting the director to evaluate the model, and creating web and print communications.  2) Convene a small group of students and faculty and be guided by them to develop a multi-media toolkit of service-learning orientation materials that faculty can use in their classes.  3) Provide logistic and communications support for a new series of faculty development strategies the office will enact over the coming year.
Contact Person:  Dr. Lina Dostilio Contact Info:  412-396-5893 or dostiliol@duq.edu
Additional Information:  Submit cover letter and resume or CV by April 20, 2014 to Dr. Lina Dostilio, Director of Academic Community Engagement, 20 Chatham Square (Murphy Bldg.) or electronically at dostiliol@duq.eduClick here for more details about this position.

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant Start Date:  June 1, 2014 (12 month position)
Dept/School:  Office of Provost/V.P. for Academic Affairs Position Type:  Hourly plus Tuition
Job Requirements:  Individual must be able to work independently and should possess excellent writing, planning, organizational, and communication skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, web browsers and email software.  Will assist in a number of projects, including the revision of the Faculty Handbook.  Will be responsible for scheduling meetings, securing meeting rooms, recording notes at meetings, drafting sections of policy documents, researching policies at other schools, performing clerical and other duties as assigned.
Contact Person:  Maureen Shenkel, Assistant to the Provost Contact Info:  412-396-6055 or shenkel@duq.edu
Additional Information:  Applications are due May 1, 2014.  Please submit a cover letter and resume electronically to shenkel@duq.edu.

Position Title:  Instructional Consultant for TAs Start Date:  July 1, 2014
Dept/School:  Center for Teaching Excellence Position Type:  Hourly
Job Requirements:  CTE is seeking an experienced graduate teaching assistant to coordinate support for graduate student TAs across campus and contribute to the development of CTE's web resources.  This unique position offers an opportunity for a doctoral student to be mentored in providing University-wide instructional leadership and resource development.  As the Instructional Consultant for TAs, the doctoral student will be expected to demonstrate teaching excellence and administrative proficiency.  This is a one-year appointment at approximately $19,000.
Contact Person:  Dr. Steven Hansen Contact Info:  412-396-5177 or hansens@duq.edu
Additional Information:  Click here for complete details.

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant Start Date:  August 25, 2014
Dept/School:  The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CCIT) Position Type:  Stipend
Job Requirements:  Program support for CCIT, including development of background and publicity resources for events, possible assistance with CCIT committee work; interaction and collaboration with other departments and/or outside community partners; communication on behalf of CCIT with a wide range of University constituents and external community partners, maintenance of social media accounts; research related to Director's scholarship and to CCIT initiatives; assistance with Director's faculty responsibilities; clerical work; excellent writing, planning, organizational, and communication skills; competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, web browsers and email software, and facility with social media; other duties as assigned.
Contact Person:  Dr. Darlene Weaver Contact Info:  412-396-1595 or weaverd1@duq.edu
Additional Information:  The Graduate Assistant supports the administrative and faculty responsibilities of the CCIT Director through directly assigned duties and by aiding the CCIT Office Assistant.  The ideal candidate will possess some combination of: conversancy with resources in Catholic intellectual traditions and an understanding of Duquesne's Spiritan identity and charism; experience working in and with underserved communities; communication and interpersonal skills necessary to execute CCIT initiatives; work experience overseeing multiple time-sensitive projects.  Click here for more detailed information.

Position Title:  Writing Consultant for the Online Writing Center for the School of Nursing Start Date:   Fall, 2014
Dept/School:  University Writing Center Position Type:  Hourly

Job Requirements:  Writing consultants meet one on one with students to help them with writing from all stages of their writing processes.  Writing consultants provide advice and suggestions for a range of writing tasks and concerns, from developing thesis statements to citing and integrating sources.  The Center offers a teaching, not a proofreading service.  Our goal is to teach writers how to improve.

The writing consultant for the Online Writing Center for the School of Nursing works 15 hours per week, helping students virtually via Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate.  Knowledge of these programs - or nursing - is beneficial but not required to apply.  Training is provided.  If necessary, the consultant will be paid to complete training through CTS.  Fourteen of the weekly hours are spent tutoring, and one hour every other week is spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training. The position currently pays $15/hour.  Click here for more information on the Online Writing Center for Nursing.

Contact Person:  Dr. Jim Purdy Contact Info:  412-396-1293 or purdyj@duq.edu
Additional Information:  Tutoring hours are basded on the consultant's availability and the Writing Center's coverage needs.  Evening hours are desirable.  All applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit a resume/cv and academic research-based writing sample.  Please click here for more information and application forms.  Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received.  Previous applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should contact the Director.  They need not submit new materials but may update them.

Position Title:  ESL Writing Consultant Start Date:  Fall, 2014
Dept/School:  University Writing Center Position Type:  Hourly

Job Requirements:  Writing consultants meet one on one with students to help them with writing from all stages of their writing processes.  Writing consultants provide advice and suggestions for a range of writing tasks and concerns, from developing thesis statements to citing and integrating sources.  The Writing Center offers a teaching, not a proofreading service.  Our goal is to teach writers how to improve.  See the Center's website for further description of the Center's services.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) writing consultant works 10 hours per week in the Writing Center and is the "go to" consultant for non-native speakers of English.  Nine of those hours are spent tutoring, and one hour every other week is spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training.  Experience working with ESL students is desired but not required.  Training is provided.  The position currently pays $12/hour.

Contact Person:  Dr. Jim Purdy Contact Info:  412-396-1293 or purdyj@duq.edu
Additional Information:  Tutoring hours are based on the consultant's availability and the Writing Center's coverage needs.  All applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit a resume/cv and academic research-based writing sample.  Please click here for more information and application forms.  Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received.  Previous applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should contact the Director.  They need not submit new materials but may update them.

Position Title:  Science Writing Consultant Start Date:  Fall, 2014
Dept/School:  University Writing Center Position Type:  Hourly

Job Requirements:  Writing consultants meet one on one with students to help them with writing from all stages of their writing processes.  Writing consultants provide advice and suggestions for a range of writing tasks and concerns, from developing thesis statements, to citing and integrating sources.  The Center offers a teaching, not a proofreading service.  Our goal is to teach writers how to improve.  See the Center's website for further description of the Center's services. 

The science writing consultant will work 10 hours per week in the Writing Center and is the "go to" consultant for students working on science writing tasks.  Nine of those hours will be spent tutoring, and one hour every other week will be spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training. Experience with science writing genres is desirable but not required to apply.  Training will be provided.  The position currently pays $12/hour.

Contact Person:  Dr. Jim Purdy Contact Info:  412-396-1293 or purdyj@duq.edu
Additional Information:  Tutoring hours are based on the consultant's availability and the Writing Center's coverage needs.  All applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit a resume/cv and academic research-based writing sample.  Please click here for more information and application forms.  Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received.  Previous applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should contact the Director.  They need not submit new materials but may update them.

Position Title:  Marketing/Promotion Assistant Start Date:  August, 2014
Dept/School:  University Press Position Type:  Stipend plus Tuition
Job Requirements:  1) Excellent writing, planning, organizational and communication skills; 2) Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, Web browsers, and email software; experience with Adobe InDesign preferred; 3) Master's or Ph.D. students in Communication, English, Media Arts, or in the MBA program (preferably with a marketing emphasis).
Contact Person:  Lori Crosby or Susan Wadsworth-Booth Contact Info:  412-396-6610 or crosbyl@duq.edu    wadsworth@duq.edu
Additional Information:  For more detailed information, click here.

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant Start Date:  August 25, 2014
Dept/School:  Department of Instruction & Leadership, Education Position Type:  Hourly plus Tuition
Job Requirements:  Proficient in database software and general offices skills.  Assist the professor with their research agenda.  This would include reviewing articles, transcription, collecting statistical and/or qualitative data, and other duties as assigned.
Contact Person:  Nancy Schmidt Contact Info:  412-396-5273 or schmidtn@duq.edu
Additional Information: If you are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship, submit the following items IN ONE PACKAGE:  1) A letter of interest explaining how an assistantship will help you in completing your educational goals, and the reason you wish to work specifically within DILE; 2) Resume, including your research skills and experience and/or research courses you may have already taken; 3) Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your work and education.  Please have your letters addressed to Dr. Jason Margolis; 4) Name of faculty member who you are interested in working with, if you have one pre-identified, with explanation of how your skills match their research.  Applications are due April 15, 2014.  Graduate Assistant positions include tuition and/or a stipend.  Your application will be reviewed to determine how your strengths fit the needs of the faculty member and/or office to which you are applying.