Graduate Assistant (Staff), Africology and American Studies

Job description

Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 02208
Location: Main Campus
Division: ACA

General Summary

With the guidance of one or more staff or faculty members, perform a mixture of services in support of communication, technology, business operations or student affairs activities as more than 50% of their service.

The Staff Graduate Assistant receives a stipend and tuition waiver subject to federal tax.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

In consultation with one or more staff or faculty members, assist in the support of the affairs of a program, department, office and/or curriculum.

Other departmental related duties as required.


Ability to work up to 20 hours per week (10 for 50%) is required.

GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

Admission and enrollment in a graduate program is required.

Maintenance of a 67% course completion is required.

Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters is required.

Please include the following items for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (See further details in Supplemental Information)

Supplemental Information

The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University is looking for qualified applicants to fill 2 half-time graduate assistant positions for the 2020/21 academic year that begins in Fall, 2020. Applications are invited from qualified EMU graduate students, including internal and external graduating seniors who have been admitted to graduate programs at Eastern Michigan University or whose applications for admission to graduate programs are pending. Each of the graduate assistants will work for 10 hours a week on general administrative, instructional and/or research-related duties--as needed. Each position pays a stipend and tuition for up to 9 credit hours for the fiscal year of the appointment, along with other benefits. Submit your completed application online only through Jobs at EMU ( Your online submission through Jobs at EMU, should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Victor O. Okafor, Head, Department of Africology and African American Studies, 620 Pray Harrold, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. The deadline for accepting completed applications is March 31, 2020. Eastern Michigan University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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* 01

Are you currently enrolled within a graduate-level program with Eastern Michigan University? If not, do you have an application currently pending for a graduate-level program with Eastern Michigan University?
  • Yes
  • No

* 02

Please indicate the graduate-level program(s) with Eastern Michigan University in which you are currently enrolled or for which you have an application pending.

* 03

Do you acknowledge that your tuition waiver may be taxable beyond $5250 per year?
  • Yes
  • No

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Posted: 10/5/2020
Application Due: 12/4/2020
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