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Graduate Assistant Application


We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester.

  • MAcy student, MBA student, or graduate student in one of the 4 Master's programs in the English department
  • A graduate assistant must be taking at least 6 hours in order to qualify as an hourly-wage GA (paid bi-monthly) and at least 9 hours to qualify as a salaried GA (paid monthly).
  • The department prefers that GAs take no more than 12 hours.

Required Skills:

  • Communicates often
  • Meets deadlines
  • Manages time well
  • Punctual
  • Volunteers for tasks when needed
  • Has attention to detail
  • Keeps a clean area

Expected Hours and Salary Information:

  • Must work at least 20 hours but no more than 25 hours a week
  • The Department of Accounting offers a combination of salaried and hourly positions.
  • Salaried Graduate Assistants are paid $1444.74 on the first of the month
  • Hourly Graduate Assistants are paid $14.50 per hour and are paid on the 1st and 15th of every month


Deadline for Applications:

  • Spring 2019: November 1, 2018
  • Summer 2019: April 1, 2019
  • Fall 2019: June 1, 2019

Job Duties:

Can include any course-related task within reason. List of common duties include:

  • proctoring
  • shredding
  • making copies
  • grading and attending mandatory grading sessions
  • dropping off/picking up tests at the testing center
  • data entry
  • holding office hours
  • organizing faculty offices
  • helping the department with extra tasks as needed

English GA main job duties include:

  • grading writing assignments (with a focus on punctuation, usage, grammar, and formatting) for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses
  • other duties may be adjusted accordingly to meet grading deadlines

Skills testing is possible during interview.

You will be required to attend a mandatory training session as well as complete online training in your first week of employment.

Example GA Agreement

Example GA Handbook

These requirements are only for graduate assistants employed by the Department of Accounting.

Graduate Assistant Application

Please complete this application. Be sure to upload your resume and class schedule. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Have you been accepted into a graduate program? If so, which one? *
I am available to work at least 20 hours per week. *
I will make myself available from the week before classes start until the week after graduation. *

Agreements and Expectations

I understand that I will be paid either hourly (bi-monthly) or salaried (monthly) and that it is the discretion of the department to determine which. *
With the exception of my classes and studies, I understand that my personal preferences and commitments are secondary to my duties as a graduate assistant. *


I certify that all information on this form and attached resume is accurate.

Typing your name in the box below will serve as a signature.