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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.

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Please check back often for new postings.

 Position Title:
Online Writing Consultant for the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA)
Start Date:  Spring 2015
Dept/School:
University Writing Center
Type of Position: 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 online consultant for SLPA will work 5 hours per week, helping students virtually via Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate. Knowledge of these programs is beneficial but not required to apply. If necessary, the SLPA consultant will be paid to complete training through CTS. In addition to tutoring, one hour every other week will be spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training. The position currently pays $15/hour. See the Online Writing Center for Leadership for more information.

Contact Person:  Dr. Jim Purdy

Contact Phone:  412-396-1293

Contact Email:  purdyj@duq.edu

Additional Information:
Tutoring hours are based 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 résumé/cv and academic research-based writing sample. Please see the Writing Center website 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:
Editorial Assistant
Start Date: Fall 2015

Dept/School:
University Press

Job Requirements: Duquesne University Press provides a qualified graduate student the opportunity to assist both the Director and Managing Editor with developing manuscripts for publication. This position allows you to apply your academic skills to the scholarly publishing field.

• Responsibilities include:
• Screening manuscript proposals
• Requesting appropriate manuscripts for review
• Assisting in the obtaining of peer review evaluations of manuscripts
• Completing light copyediting of manuscripts in production
• Writing short book descriptions or book jacket copy
• Checking page proofs and coordinating corrections with authors
• Communicating with typesetters, printers, authors, and consulting editors

Type of Position:

Stipend plus tuition / 20 hours per week

Contact Person:  Susan Wadsworth-Booth
Contact Email:   wadsworth@duq.edu
Full Job Description
Position Title: Marketing & Promotion Assistant

Start Date:
Fall 2015

Dept/School:
University Press

Job Requirements:
Duquesne University Press provides a qualified graduate student the opportunity to assist both the Director and Marketing Manager with planning, budgeting, and executing the marketing and promotion program for 10-12 scholarly books published during the year. This is a unique opportunity to apply your academic skills to the publishing field.

• Responsibilities include:
• Assisting with direct mail and email marketing campaigns
• Developing and maintaining book review lists
• Planning and executing the book exhibits schedule
• Distributing promotional information to major publicity outlets and key contacts
• Writing short book descriptions or book jacket copy
• Assisting with website and social media updates

Type of Position:
*Stipend plus tuition / 20 hours per week

Contact Person:
Susan Wadsworth-Booth

Contact Email:
wadsworth@duq.edu

Full Job Description: