Graduate assistants provide research, instructional, and administrative support to Loyola's faculty and administration. Most spend between seven and 15 hours per week in their assistantship or fellowship role and devote the remainder of their time to their academic pursuits. This combination of service, study, research, and teaching (when applicable) constitutes a full-time commitment. Assistantships and fellowships are competitive positions that are highly sought after. They present a rewarding opportunity for you to participate in a vibrant academic community.
Loyola offers a number of assistantships to new and continuing graduate students in a wide range of professional areas. Each opportunity provides a stipend for which you will be remunerated bi-weekly, and a scholarship which is applied at the start of your assistantship contract. This combination of stipend and scholarship is typically split 50/50 to provide you the greatest pre-tax benefit.
Only those graduate students who are in a degree seeking program are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship.
Assistantships become available at the end of the current term as students holding positions complete their academic programs. The positions available each year include the following:
- Academic Affairs: Center for Academic Services and Advising, Center for Community Service & Justice, Institutional Research, Service Learning
- Loyola College: Computing and Software Engineering, Pastoral Counseling (Teaching Fellows and Graduate Assistants), Psychology (Teaching Fellows and Graduate Assistants), Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Liberal Studies
- School of Education
- Student Development Division: ALANA Student Services, Assistant to the Dean of Students, Campus Ministries, Disability Support Services, Health Services, Leadership Development, Orientation, Recreational Sports, Student Life (Graduate Resident Coordinators), Student Services Programming, Women's Center
- Administration: Alumni Affairs, Evergreen Fund, Graduate Admissions, Institutional Research
Candidates interested in submitting an application for consideration are encouraged to contact the sponsoring department. See a full listing of positions, descriptions, and availability.
Graduate Assistant Employment Paperwork
For Graduate Assistantship Supervisors