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Graduate Assistantships


Available Fall 2020 Positions

To apply for any of these positions, please follow the instructions in the advertisement.
Do not send your materials to the ULM Graduate School.

ULM Athletics | Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant | The University of Louisiana Monroe is seeking applicants for a Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant position. The appointment will be August 2019 – May 2020 (one academic year, with annual review and option to renew the appointment for the following academic year). The screening will begin immediately. The Graduate Assistant position includes but will not be limited to: Being responsible for all goalkeeper coaching, game and training video uploads, GPS system uploads, equipment management/upkeep, camp recruitment, camp coaching, manage community engagement, assist in recruitment/campus visits. Submit application and three letters of recommendation to Charlie Olson at

University Library | The Graduate Assistant will report to the Director of the Library, with immediate supervision being the Library Facility Manager. The GA will serve the Library as a security assistant during evening hours of Sunday through Thursday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm for Summer sessions, and Sunday through Thursday 8:00 pm to 12:00 midnight for Fall/Spring semesters. The position includes but is not limited to: being a presence on all Library floors during scheduled work hours, patrolling the building on foot as needed; presenting a professional demeanor when approaching patrons with disciplinary issues; assisting at the Circulation service counter as needed, which includes learning the WorkFlows/SirsiDynix online program for the check-in/-out of library resources. Send applications and three letters of recommendation to Lisa Burgess Hollis, Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Library, University Library; electronically to or deliver paper copies to the Library Administration offices, ULIB 414.

Alumni Center | The primary responsibility of the Graduate Assistant for the Alumni Association is to work directly with the Director, Associate Director and Coordinator of Alumni Relations to enhance the overall marketing exposure of our alumni and University. This is a production/deadline-oriented position with the need for developing highly creative concepts and progressive use of marketing trends effective for a unique alumni audience. This Graduate Assistant will be responsible for a variety of marketing initiatives including advertising, promotions, branding, campus outreach, social media, email marketing, video creation, signage and training. Applicants should have 1+ years’ experience in program or event marketing; have familiarity using a variety of social media platforms, and video editing; be available to work evenings and weekends for events; possess a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, or related field. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jenny Pankey- Associate Director of Alumni Relations: (318) 342-3610.

Office of Student Services |  The Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Services will be responsible for supporting all daily office operations. The position will report to the Administrative Assistant III, who report to the Dean of Students. The position will manage student workers' duties and reporting. The major duties for this GA are reviewing disciplinary files (hard copy) for completeness; scanning documents related to disciplinary matters into tracking software;  reviewing disciplinary files (electronically) for completeness; writing a brief synopsis of each file; maintaining a student worker schedule; uploading digital meeting files to tracking software. 
***Applicants must display integrity and handling confidential information, attention to detail, dependability, and punctuality. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Good data entry and word processing skills required, as demonstrated by knowledge of Word and Excel. Ability to easily learn other software/systems a plus. Commitment to following established procedures is required.  Send application and three letters of recommendation to Jeanae Clark, Administrative Assistant III ( or to the Office of Student Services, Student Center 239.




Application Materials (application and letters of recommendation) should be submitted directly to the hiring supervisor for the position you are applying for. 

University of Louisiana Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Graduate Assistant Application Form
GA Recommendation Letter/Form


Graduate Assistantship 
Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to the ULM Graduate Catalog for more information about Graduate Assistantship requirements.



To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, applicants must be regularly admitted to a degree program. Students who are conditionally admitted are not eligible for assistantships unless their deficiencies are undergraduate prerequisites. Provisionally admitted and non-degree students are not eligible to apply for assistantships.

Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Appointment Process

Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship must submit an application form and three letters of recommendation to the department or program in which an assistantship is desired. Applications should not be made to the Graduate School.  Application review and interviews are completed by the hiring program/department.
Once a candidate is selected, a Graduate Assistant Request will be submitted to the director of the Graduate School for final approval. Once approval is granted by the Graduate School, an acceptance letter must be signed by the candidate. This letter outlines the responsibilities, type of assistantship, and compensation offered through the assistantship and must be returned to the Graduate School before the candidate begins work or any tuition waivers are applied. Some departments have specific requirements for their graduate assistants beyond the Graduate School minimums; each applicant should inquire with the hiring supervisor regarding additional requirements. Note: although the Graduate Assistant Application is often submitted with regular admissions materials, this is not a guarantee that an assistantship will be awarded. The graduate assistant appointment process is completely separate from the ULM Graduate School application process.


Reappointment is contingent upon two criteria: the graduate assistant making satisfactory academic progress, and satisfactory completion of work duties. Graduate assistants are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above, and must not earn more than one grade of C in their graduate coursework.

Required Course Load

Graduate assistants are expected to earn no fewer than nine semester hours of credit toward their graduate degree (12 hours for students in pharmacy) during a regular semester, at least six of which must be at the graduate level. 

During each summer term, May and winter intersessions, three semester hours of credit are required per term or per intersession.  Appropriate courses include:

1) Those which are required for the student’s graduate degree;
2) Those which have been identified as deficiencies/prerequisites and are included on the graduate student’s approved degree plan.

Work Load

All graduate assistant appointments include 20 hours of work per week under the direction of the student’s supervisor. Graduate assistants are not permitted to hold any other on-campus employment or second graduate assistantship.

During published student breaks, graduate assistants may not be asked to work. For unexpected University closures, graduate assistants will not be expected to make up time missed.


University graduate assistantships feature a base compensation package that includes a full tuition waiver and out-of-state fee waiver. Students are also awarded a base stipend of at least $3,000 per regular term, $1000 per summer term and a minimum of $800 for intersessions .

Graduate assistants are required to pay all student assessed fees including general fees, activity fees, ID validation fees, technology fees, vehicle registration fees, international student service fees, and insurance fees.

Graduate Assistant Orientation

All graduate assistants must complete the Graduate Assistant Orientation.  Orientation is made available to graduate assistants and is completed in an online format.


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036