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Graduate Assistant - Ph.D Program

Graduate Student Assistantship -  Ph.D. Program in Community Engagement

Office of Academic and Student Affairs – Graduate Division

This graduate assistant will work on project-based assignments important to the University and its outreach and collaborative initiatives, especially for the Ph.D. program and other graduate issues.

In particular, the graduate assistant will use his/her internship experience by working in close collaboration with the Director of the Ph.D. program and the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs or designee(s) to:

Assist with graduate education program outreach and student social networking;

Assist in planning of workshops/symposiums, development and implementation of all related programs and programming for departments being supported;

Assist with actual operations and logistics with scheduled events on campus and in the market; 

Conduct research on select topics related to doctoral and master’s level education that will be incorporated into programs, as well as produce Powerpoint or other documents as required.

The Graduate Assistantship award is equivalent to full-time tuition and fees, plus a monthly stipend of $800 up to a maximum of $9,600 per academic year (September through August).  Full-time tuition is for nine graduate credits per term, up to a maximum of 27 graduate credits per year, if the student’s position and/or program includes summer enrollment.

Room and board, additional tuition charges, books and incidental costs are not included.

Point Park University’s Graduate Assistantship program is designed to provide financial support and stimulating, practical learning experiences to graduate students.

Graduate Assistant positions require up to 20 hours of project-based work per week and are only open to students who are registered, full-time degree candidates.

Graduate Assistantships are awarded for a one-year period and are renewable for a second year. Both United States citizens and international students are eligible to apply.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

3.50 GPA in undergraduate major

3.25 GPA overall

This graduate assistantship will run for the academic year (beginning September 2015 – August 31, 2016) with a possible renewal for the 2016-17 academic year depending on performance.

Interested students should submit a letter of interest, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if earned), letters of recommendation, and other pertinent application materials by Monday, August 3, 2015 to:

Dr. Karen McIntyre
Academic and Student Affairs
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222-1984