Graduate Assistant - English & Humanities

Apr 24, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time


The School of Design, Arts and Humanities invites Marymount graduate students enrolled in the university’s MA program in English and Humanities or a related discipline to apply for a Graduate Assistant position.

The following types of positions are available for the 2018-19 year:

A 1/3 Graduate Assistantship works 7 hours per week and receives a waiver of 3 graduate credits each semester of the assistantship. No additional stipend is provided.

A 2/3 Graduate Assistantship works 14 hours per week and receives a waiver of 6 graduate credits. No additional stipend is provided.

Primary (90%) responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in research and development projects

*Providing support for teaching and curricular development

Secondary (10%) responsibilities may include:

*Planning and publicizing academic events

*Creating and maintaining the program’s web presence and academic resources

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship, a student must:

1) Be accepted into Marymount as a graduate student

2) Have applied to or be registered in at least 6 credits in the Graduate Program in English and Humanities or a related discipline during any semester in which you are awarded a GA position

3) For current students, graduate GPA must be at least 3.0. For entering graduate students, undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

Preferred Qualifications

-Strong skills in humanities research, writing, and interpersonal communications

-Initiative and ability to work independently, including creative problem solving

-Familiarity with technologies commonly used for educational purposes, such as Canvas, Microsoft Office, etc.

-Ability and interest in learning to use new computer software and applications

-Familiarity with social media, web design, and/or image and video editing software is desirable but not required.

-Experience as a writing center tutor or other teaching experience is desirable but not required

Special Notes to Applicants

Please fill out the online application and attach a current CV and a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position.

Application materials must be received by 07/15/2018

Open Until Filled No

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. A diverse and welcoming learning community, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation’s capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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