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Graduate Assistant for Residential Colleges

Recruitment is currently closed for this position. 


Position Description

Position Summary

The Graduate Assistant for Residential Colleges position is a part-time appointment that provides excellent professional development for graduate students considering faculty and/or administrative careers in academia.  Working under the umbrella of Residential Services, a unit in the Division of Student Affairs, the GA learns about administrative aspects of undergraduate life and diverse models of student-faculty engagement, intellectual and cultural enrichment, student leadership, and academic support.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Residential Colleges, the GA’s work within Residential and Academic Engagement complements other pedagogical training and provides experience outside of teaching that can be an asset on the job market in higher education and beyond. 

The work commitment averages 10 hours per week during the academic year, including occasional evenings and weekends with advance notice.  The overall time and percentage of time devoted to each area outlined below may vary at different points of the year.  Specific duties and assignments are subject to change based on RAE’s needs. 

Position Duties and Responsibilities

The GA’s work involves engagement with both students and faculty, as well as regular meetings with RAE staff.  Types of duties in the GA’s portfolio may include but are not limited to: 


The GA for Residential Colleges will receive an annual stipend of $10,000, allocated through monthly paychecks (September through June inclusively) and a limited meal plan when dining facilities are open. 

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Application Process

Access and complete our electronic Graduate Assistant application form through the TGS Interdisciplinary GAship Application Portal to apply.  To complete your application, please have your dissertation adviser or Director of Graduate Studies enter their departmental electronic approval through the portal which certifies that the Graduate Assistant position is compatible with your academic responsibilities and plans.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are accepted until the position is filled.