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Graduate Assistantship

​​​​Graduate Assistant Position for MA Students in Department of Women’s and Gender Studies 2024-2025

Below is the Graduate Assistant (GA) position currently available for students in the MA Program in Women's and Gender Studies for the academic year 2024-2025. ​Please note that we are always working to develop more opportunities and there is a possibility that other GAship positions may become available in a few weeks. Please stay in touch and inquire after them if you are interested. The WGS Feminist Pedagogy will open up a GAship again in the 2025-2026 school year. 

If/when there are multiple positions available, you are welcome to apply for more than one position.
You must submit separate application letters for each position but your resume and reflective essay can be submitted once for multiple positions. 

For priority consideration for these GA
Positions, applicants must submit materials by February 15, 2024, which is also the priority deadline for admission into our graduate program. Please submit the GA materials along with your other required admission documents when you apply online. If you are a current WGS graduate student in the Program you can send your application to Leo Masalihit, WGS Department Assistant. You can email him at: 


  In order to be considered for the GA position please submit the following documents: 

    • ​​​​​A letter of application that answers the following questions: Why are you interested in this position? What are the skills, background knowledge, and experience that you would bring to the position? How is this position related to your broader goals within the MA Program?

    • A resume that includes the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 2 individuals who could speak to your skills and abilities applicable to this position. If you intend for the same referees who are writing your letters of recommendation for admission into our MA program to be referees for the GA position please advise them to address your qualifications for this position in their admission letter.

    • A short essay response to the following questions: 
        • ​​What have been your experiences working in service and/or activist or educational groups committed to social or gender justice? What are some of the challenges and triumphs you have experienced?
        • In your experience of groups or organizations, what are the best ways to build a group that is inclusive and affirming of different perspectives, ideas and identities?
        • In your experience, how have you approached disagreements and/or conflicts within a group, and what have you learned in the process? Give an example.

​​(2)  Applications are due by February 15, 2024

(3)  Review of applications will begin after the February 15
th deadline with decisions made by March 15, 2024. 

​(4)  Applicants who are offered the GA positions along with admission are requested to let us know as soon as possible but latest by
April 5, 2024 if you are going to accept the position

you have questions, please contact Dr. Laila Farah, Acting Director of Graduate Program in Women's and Gender Studies at

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

This position will fund 24 hours of academic credit (2 courses per quarter for 3 quarters) for the 2024-25 academic year and will provide an annual stipend of $8,000. There is ONE assistantship opportunity in this category this academic year. 

Take Back the Halls: Ending Violence in Relationships and Schools (TBTH) is a teen dating violence prevention and community activism program designed to prevent relationship violence among teens. The Graduate Assistant will oversee DePaul interns who meet with high school student participants weekly in area high schools throughout the school year. The graduate assistant also will work with the program co-directors to run the day-to-day operations of TBTH. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruitment and training of DePaul undergraduate students to participate in the program, development and management of curricular materials, supervision of undergraduate interns, outreach with schools and communities, facilitation of TBTH in one high school. 

Position Hours and Duration: The graduate assistant will be required to commit to approximately 20 hours per week during the academic year. It is important to note that TBTH runs on the Chicago Public Schools calendar, so the graduate assistant likely will be asked to work even during times when DePaul is between quarters (i.e., between Thanksgiving and Christmas break). It is also important to note that the graduate assistant must be available to work – often in the Women’s and Gender Studies offices – during the day.