Graduate Assistantship Description

Graduate Assistantship Job Description

Department of History

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant for the Department of History


Reports to:  Faculty member to be assigned


Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week for full assistantship or 10 hours per week for half assistantship, beginning August 25, 2014, and ending December 19, 2014.  Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester:  20 hours per week for full assistantship or 10 hours per week for half assistantship, beginning January 12, 2015, and ending May 8, 2015.  Does not include the week of Spring Break.   


  • Full assistantship salary is $4,800 per semester.  Half assistantships may be awarded. 
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees. 
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters.


Position Description:

  • Taking roll call and proctoring tests, especially in large classes or at one of the department’s twice-weekly make-up exam periods.
  • Assisting faculty with instructional tasks, excluding the routine teaching of regularly scheduled classes.
  • Gathering information for use by departmental faculty and staff in evaluation, recruitment, retention, and outreach to students, alums, and donors.
  • Supporting faculty research by providing a variety of research services.



  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in the Department of History graduate program.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 hours applying to the graduate degree. 
  • Maintain a Plan and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.  First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00. 


Application Process and Deadline:  To apply, email the completed Graduate Assistantship Application Form (available at and have two letters of reference sent to Judy Dohlman (  Questions should be directed to Dr. Barbara Cutter, Graduate Coordinator (

Applications received by January 15 will be given preferential consideration.