Graduate Studies

Assistantship Positions

Please note: Assistantship positions are intended to complement the student’s program of study and a rationale may be required from the hiring department if the two are not clearly connected. Also, positions listed below may have already been filled. It is the student's responsibility to verify availability with the hiring departments. Should a student wish to have the assistantship application materials on file in the Graduate School sent to a department outside of their academic program, they must submit the request form (

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Graduate Assistant - Fall 2020
Full-Time (20 hours/week) – Chemistry Department


This full-time (20 hours/week) Graduate Assistantship in the Chemistry Department. The position begins in Fall 2020 and covers up to four semesters, depending on student status. Assistantship does not include summers.  


  • assisting patrons with questions and directions
  • assisting staff with special projects
  • weekly schedule will include M-F 8am-12pm.


  • Good public service and oral communication skills
  • Office and/or customer service work experience
  • Good computer application skills 

Application Process:

Send a cover letter and resume to Andrea Leisenring, Office Manager, Chemistry Department, 2nd floor, Currens Hall, (email: ).  The letter should state why you want this position, why you would be a good selection, and how it fits into your career goals. Include a description of any previous library, customer service, and communications work experience you have.

Graduate Student Employment Positions - Non-Assistantship

The below positions are employment opportunities for graduate students but are not assistantship positions. They do not come with a tuition waiver nor follow the eligibility requirements of assistantships.

None posted at this time.