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GA Open Pool - 10/01/23-9/30/24

Apply now Job no: 500896
Work type: Part-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff, Open Application Pool

Official Title: Graduate Assistant  

Working Title: Graduate Assistant 

Employment Class: Non-instructional Academic Staff  

Terms of Appointment: Fixed-Term Terminal

FTE: Varies  

FLSA Status: Exempt  

Compensation: $20,843 (actual salary is based on FTE - see below) 


Position Summary: Graduate Assistants (GAs) are graduate students paid to perform job duties relevant to their academic field. Students work under faculty/program direction. Job duties enhance what students learn in their academic coursework.  

Compensation and Benefits: GAs are salaried and generally work during the academic year and are typically assigned an FTE of .50 or less. Work schedules tend to be flexible. 

Salary is based on your contracted workload, for example a GA working half-time (.50 FTE) for the full academic year (both fall and spring terms) would earns $10,422 for their work during the academic year.  

GAs may be eligible to: 

-Purchase affordable state-sanctioned health and dental insurance if they meet benefit eligibility criteria (optional). 

-Pay in-state resident tuition rates if they meet additional academic and immigration eligibility requirements.  


Requirements:  You will be considered for a position if you meet the following minimum requirements:  

  1. You applied to a UW Oshkosh graduate program and, if accepted in full-standing, will start graduate classes by fall semester 2020  

– OR -  

You are a current UW Oshkosh graduate student who:  

  1. Is in full academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher)  

  1. Is on track to complete your degree within the program completion timeline  

  1. Enrolled in at least 6 graduate degree credits each semester that you will be a Graduate Assistant  

  1. Has no “In Progress” grades for three or more semesters (excluding summers)  

  1. Has not been suspended from the University and has not been found guilty of academic misconduct.  

Note: F-1 visa holders who accept GA positions may work a maximum of 20 hours per week for all campus jobs combined. 


Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed immediately until all positions are filled. Most hiring is done between February –June.  

Submission Requirements: A resume is required. References (name, email address only) are optional. It takes 5-10 minutes to apply. 

In order to keep our open pools up-to-date with interested applicants, this pool will hold your application until 9/30/2024. At that time, we will open a new pool and you will be notified. 


Legal Notices: 

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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