A limited number of Graduate Assistantships and University Fellowships are granted to various academic departments within each school and college of the University. Graduate Assistantships are also available in administrative departments. All students interested in applying for an Assistantship must complete the online Graduate Assistant or Doctoral Fellowship application found below, print it out, and hand it in at the Graduate Admissions Office (Newman Hall, Room 106). When Academic Graduate Assistantships/University Fellowships are available, the appropriate college will review the applications submitted and then contact a student. Non-Academic Graduate Assistantships are posted below and students may apply directly for them after submitting the Application for Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship.
The main number for any questions you have concerning your graduate application can be answered by the graduate admissions office and based on your college:
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and SciencesCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The School of Education
Awards are given on the basis of academic merit. Applicants for Doctoral Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships are only expected to submit GRE or GMAT scores if they are required to do so within their primary department of study.
All awardees are expected to have an undergraduate overall GPA of at least 3.20. Graduate Assistants will be expected to show evidence of a 3.20 GPA or above in any previous graduate work. Doctoral Fellows will be expected to show evidence of 3.5 GPA or above in any previous graduate work. Graduate Assistants who do not maintain these minimum GPAs will not be eligible to keep their assistantships.
The Graduate Admissions Assistance Program (GAAP) oversees graduate student applications to external scholarships. The staff of the GAAP Office will assist you in determining your eligibility for scholarships and in completing the application process. In addition to our regular Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellowships, several additional scholarships are available including the Pope Paul VI Scholarship Program and the Catholic School Teacher Scholarship.
There are two main types of academic graduate assistantships available: Graduate Assistantships for master’s students, and Doctoral Fellows for doctoral students. Students must be enrolled in a program of study affiliated with the department or program offering the assistantship. The number of Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellowships may vary from year to year.
There are two types of Graduate Assistantships. The first type of Graduate Assistantship is an academic assistantship. Graduate Assistants with academic assistantships are assigned to their home departments and are expected to assist in teaching and/or to conduct research within their disciplines. Academic Graduate Assistants work up to 20 hours per week. Teaching duties cannot include being the instructor of record. It is recommended that Academic Graduate Assistants should devote on average up to 5 hours per week engaged in assisting in the teaching or mentoring of students.
The other type of Graduate Assistantship is a non-academic assistantship. Graduate Assistants with non-academic assistantships are assigned to offices throughout the University and are not directly affiliated with their home departments. Non-Academic Graduate Assistants are not expected to teach or conduct research, but their learning experiences should have relevance to their fields of study. Non-Academic Graduate Assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week for an administrator and are not expected to engage in the assistance of teaching or mentoring of students.
Both master’s and doctoral students are eligible for Graduate Assistantship positions.
Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students only; these fellowships reside only in academic departments, with the exception of the Institute for Writing Studies (See “Other Program Descriptions,” below). Doctoral Fellows conduct research and may teach. Teaching activities might include lab supervision, serving as instructor of record for select undergraduate courses, or tutoring students. Research must be confined to the needs of the program, faculty, or student. Doctoral Fellows work up to 20 hours per week. It is recommended that Doctoral Fellows should devote on average up to 5 hours per week engaged in the teaching or mentoring of students.
Other types of Graduate Assistantships are assigned to non-academic departments throughout the University, which are not directly affiliated with the student’s home department. These Graduate Assistantships do not require teaching or research in an academic discipline but administrative Graduate Assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week for an administrative unit.
To be considered for a GA position, two steps are required:
Position Title: Graduate Assistant, Sports Performance
Description of Services provided by the Department: Design and Implementation of year-round sport specific training programs for (14) varsity sport teams.
Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:
Will learn how to utilize sports science principles as they relate to improving sports performance and injury prevention in the student-athlete. In addition, he/she will be involved with supervising a collegiate Sports Performance facility as well as interact with coaches, athletic trainers, and administrators.
If the student’s learning experience is not related to the student’s field of study, please describe how the student will benefit from this Graduate Assistantship:
Will gain experience in the field of collegiate Sports Performance (strength & conditioning) which will prepare them for a career as a Sports Performance Coach. The graduate assistant will also work towards attaining (2) professional certifications and will attend sports performance conferences/clinics in order to improve their knowledge and marketability.
Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:
Dates of Assistantship:
Contact to receive resumes: Robert Basile at [email protected]
St. John’s University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from qualified women and minorities.
Description of Services Provided by the Department:
Student-athletes face a unique set of challenges and circumstances as they participate in Division I intercollegiate athletics. In addition to the enormous investment of time and energy, each student-athlete must adhere to strict NCAA guidelines regarding academic eligibility while balancing their athletic and academic pursuits. The Division of Academic Support Services, in collaboration with the Department of Athletics, has developed a comprehensive support and resource program to help maintain this balance. The Student Development for Athletes program provides a wide range of services from the recruiting stage through graduation. The program focuses on five key areas: academic support, career development, personal development, leadership and community service.
The Graduate Assistant will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the areas of counseling, teaching, program development and execution. The graduate student will participate in a variety of meetings with both university professionals and college age students. The graduates will learn how to proactively approach the planning of events, budget management, and executing events on both small and large scales. It will be important for this student to learn the importance of building a positive rapport with coaches, students and university personnel. The graduate assistant will acquire real world experience in developing and implementing programming to help student-athletes reach their leadership, academic, personal and career goals.
The Graduate Assistant will have the opportunity to promote the academic success and retention of student-athletes participating in St. John's University’s intercollegiate athletics program. The Graduate Assistant will learn how to plan and execute various events in collaboration with other campus resources (Career Services, Campus Ministry, Student Wellness, etc) He or She will develop interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. The Graduate Assistant will learn how to provide effective developmental advising and up-to-date campus information to student-athletes to help them reach their academic, personal and career goals.
Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:
Contact Person to receive resumes: Eric Rienecker - [email protected]
Division of Student AffairsThe Division of Student Affairs offers exciting Graduate Assistant opportunities for highly qualified, ambitious, and motivated graduate students in many of the departments throughout the Division.
Graduate Assistantships offer tuition remission and a stipend as part of the compensation package depending on the position.
If you have any questions about your application or Graduate Assistantships with Student Affairs, please contact [email protected].
Applying for a Graduate AssistantshipIf you would like to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position within Student Affairs, you must first complete the university Application for Assistantship/Fellowship.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Please apply early and expect to participate in virtual interviews. As positions are filled, the postings will be removed from the website. Please note you will be required to provide proof of acceptance into a matriculated graduate program to receive an offer.
Please note that there are a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available with the Division of Student Affairs.
Queens Campus Positions
To apply: Please complete Student Affairs Graduate Assistantship Application
Position: Graduate Assistant for Division of Student Success
As a Graduate Assistant in the Division of Student Success, this job description denotes your primary responsibilities; however, the Division operates as a cohesive unit, and you may be asked to assist in other areas throughout the Division as necessary.
Candidates should submit a social media manager portfolio featuring original samples of work including but not limited to graphics, articles, infographics, videos, animations websites, or other forms of digital content to Samuel Baah at [email protected]
Description:Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Student Life, the Graduate Assistant will be responsible for various projects and assignments within the Department. This Graduate Assistant position is multi-faceted in meeting the co-curricular needs of a diverse, undergraduate student population. The in-person position requires weekday, evening, and weekend hours as needed.
Primary Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
To apply: Please visit: Handshake
Position: Graduate Assistant for Operations & Event Support Services
As a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Affairs, this job description denotes your primary responsibilities; however, the Division operates as a cohesive unit, and you may be asked to assist in other areas throughout the Division as necessary.
Description: The Graduate Assistant for Operations will report to the Associate Director of Operations and Events Support Services and will assist with the supervision of Operations student staff, hiring and training of staff members, payroll management and late-night and weekend event oversight.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
To apply: Please visit Handshake
About the Center: www.stjohns.edu/lgbtq
The LGBTQ+ Center is a University-wide resource and research hub for students, faculty, and employees. Its purpose is to organize, coordinate, and innovate LGBTQIA+ (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic/agender, allies, and more) issues in the St. John’s University ecosystem to create and sustain an open and welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and employees.
Through partnerships and collaborations with key University offices and divisions, The LGBTQ+ Center supports five main areas:
Description of the student learning experience:
The LGBTQ+ Center is committed to providing scholarly, community, public, and social resources for all members of and allies to the LGBTQ+ community at St. John’s and locally. The future of the Center will be driven in part by the team assembled that will include staff members and graduate and undergraduate students to work alongside the directors to grow and carry out the vision and mission of the Center.
The Center is a transdisciplinary academic hub, and students in any field of study will be able to gain experience and develop their skills across a variety of areas— including but not limited to: art and design, communication, education, journalism, marketing, media, public outreach and activism, research, and writing. Duties may be assigned based on each Assistant’s individual skill set. GA’s will collaborate with the team at the Center as well as work closely with various populations of students, staff, and faculty across campus in order to support the Center’s purpose and programming throughout the academic year.
Primary duties the GA may be involved with and evaluated on:
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in graduate program (any discipline)
Desirable skills: proficiency with Mac computers, Adobe software, Microsoft Office suite, social media expertise. Knowledge of or experience working with historically marginalized populations is a plus. Multilingual applicants are also highly encouraged to apply.
Compensation: stipend and tuition remission eligible
Dates and Hours:
Send resume and brief statement of interest to:Dr. Candice Roberts (they/them), [email protected]
C&I Doctoral Fellowship Position Description
The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Fellow will work up to 20 hours per week and can have any/all of the following responsibilities related to teaching, research, and service:
The Doctoral Fellow should demonstrate strong academic performance, maintain steady progress toward the degree, and successfully complete fellowship-related duties. The Doctoral Fellow will be paid $16,000 for work completed during the academic Fall and Spring semesters. The Fellowship covers up to 18 credits of coursework during the academic year.
Significance of the Doctoral Fellow’s work to support the Department
The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is a program of intense, rigorous, and individualized study. The Doctoral Fellow’s work will help to support active members of the Ph.D. in C&I faculty and will help to advance program development. As such, the Doctoral Fellow will be another facet of the program, in particular, and of the Department, in general, contributing to the strength and integrity of both.
1All assignments and related time allocation must be approved by the Director.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact the department chair. Dr. Regina Mistretta [email protected]
Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Account Management, Office of Marketing and Communications
Job Description: Internal marketing agency for the University; In house production (Includes editorial and design) for branded University communications across media (print, digital, video); Produces official print communications (Bulletin, Commencement), managing external printers and billing; Creates and implements long-term and short-term marketing plans for colleges and admin areas; Manages budget, plans, and content creation for paid media campaigns---primarily digital search campaigns; Oversees stjohns.edu and CMS; Writes and produces stories for stjohns.edu homepage and college landing pages.Student will develop facility working with business, project management, and remote communication technologies in addition to transferrable business skills such as oral and written communication, budgeting, multitasking, prioritizing and the like.
For more information and to apply please visit Handshake.
Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Faculty Development and Student Experience
Job Description: In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Graduate Assistant will support initiatives and events for faculty development and the student experience. This is an in-person position with tasks completed during the daytime hours. Applicants in their internship or student teaching year will not be considered.
As efforts to support faculty and student experience and professional growth evolve, the graduate assistant is vital to our success in serving its learning community at multiple stages of their academic and professional journeys. The graduate assistant would support the work that aligns with faculty mentoring and student support. The graduate assistant also gains valuable experience interacting with multiple stakeholders within the school.