Graduate Assistant - English & Humanities

Arlington, VA
Jun 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Category Graduate Assistantship

Posting Number M00740

Department Literature and Languages

Reports To Director, Graduate Program, English & Humanities

Point of Contact Hazel Sirett


The School of Arts & Sciences invites Marymount graduate students enrolled in the university's MA program in English and Humanities to apply for a 1/3 Graduate Assistantship position.

Four positions are available for the 2017-2018 academic 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.

Responsibilities include:
  • Providing support to teaching faculty (35%)
  • Planning and publicizing academic events (25%)
  • Creating and maintaining the program's web presence and other academic resources (25%)
  • Assisting in research and development projects (15%)

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 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 research, writing, and interpersonal communication
  • 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 applications
  • Familiarity with social media, web design, and/or image and video editing software is highly desirable but not required
  • Experience as a writing center tutor or other teaching experience highly 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 08/25/2017

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.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 35%

Responsibility / Duty

Providing support to teaching faculty.

Percent of total time 25%

Responsibility / Duty

Planning and publicizing academic events.

Percent of total time 25%

Responsibility / Duty

Creating and maintaining the program's web presence and other academic resources.

Percent of total time 15%

Responsibility / Duty

Assisting in research and development projects.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you been accepted into Marymount as a Graduate Student?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. References
Optional Documents


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