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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Celebrating our GAs graduating spring 2023.

Graduate Assistantships

The 2024-2025 Graduate Assistantship Application is now open and is due by Tuesday, February 27

The Office of the Provost proudly partners with Peabody College to offer the Office of the Provost Graduate Assistantship Program. This program includes graduate assistantship and graduate area coordinator positions across several offices in the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost areas at Vanderbilt University. These assistantships, which are available to students studying on-campus, provide compensation and allow students the opportunity to connect theory learned in the classroom with practical work experience.

Apply Here

Or Follow These Instructions:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the green “Create account” button and create an account using your Vanderbilt email address and VUnetID.
  3. On the left side, look for Job Postings and find the link for the 2024-2025 Office of the Provost Graduate Assistantship Program GAs/GACs. You will be able to upload a resume, submit an application, and list references through this portal.

Offices with Graduate Assistantship Positions

Graduate Assistant Positions (all Peabody College students are eligible to apply):

  • Arts & Campus Events (Student Affairs)
  • Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (Student Affairs)
  • Center for Student Wellbeing (Student Affairs)
  • Student Affairs Communications (Student Affairs)
  • Engagement and Graduate Assistant Program (Student Affairs)
  • Greek Life (Student Affairs)
  • LGBTQI Life (Student Affairs)
  • Project Management/Data (Student Affairs)
  • Project Safe (Student Affairs)
  • Student Centers (Student Affairs)
  • Student Center for Social Justice and Identity (Student Affairs)
  • Student Organizations, Leadership, and Service (Student Affairs)
  • Student Accountability (Student Affairs)
  • Women’s Center (Student Affairs)
  • Career Center (Career Advancement and Engagement)
  • Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Management (Graduate School)
  • Residential Colleges (Office of Undergraduate Education)
  • Faculty Affairs
  • Research Development and Support
  • Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Career Advancement and Engagement
  • Provost Central Office

Graduate Area Coordinator (Live-In Positions; all Graduate and Professional students are eligible to apply):

  • Housing & Residential Experience (Student Affairs)



Graduate Assistants

The compensation for this assistantship includes an annual stipend paid over the 9-month period and a 66% tuition scholarship, (33% paid by Student Affairs/Office of the Provost and 33% paid by Peabody College) paid directly to your student account. The tuition benefit is for the total minimum number of hours needed to complete your academic program.

NOTE: It is required that you apply for financial aid and request that any available work-study funding be used towards these positions.

Graduate Area Coordinators
Compensation includes campus-housing accommodations and an annual stipend of paid over the 9-month period.

Please email with questions.

Recruitment Process

Student Affairs collaborates with the Office of the Provost to facilitate and coordinate the administration of the Office of the Provost Graduate Assistantship Program, including overseeing the annual recruitment process for graduate assistants.

Candidates are selected based on a matching process. Following interview day, applicants are asked to rank order the positions for which they interviewed. Supervisors do the same for the candidates for which they interviewed.

Candidates who have been matched have until the Graduate School Decision Deadline to formally accept or decline the position offer. Additional rolling matches may be made after the initial matches have been made as candidates notify us of their decision to accept or decline the offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many positions should I apply to?
We encourage applicants to cast a wide net. Some positions will receive between 50 – 60 applications for one available GA position and thus can be more competitive. While some students will want to be considered for every available position, we encourage you to select positions you would seriously consider.

Are references required as part of the GA application process?
Yes. During the application process in eRezLife, you will be asked to provide the contact information for two references. References will be reviewed before extending an offer.

What if I am unable to interview on the scheduled interview day?

You are still eligible to apply for positions. If you are unable to participate on the scheduled interview day, please email We will work with you to schedule your Zoom interview(s) on a different date.

How many interviews should I expect to have on GA Interview Day?
This depends on how many positions you applied for. On average, applicants can expect between 1 to 4 interviews. Again, we encourage you to cast a wide net but only apply for the positions for which you would seriously consider.

How long are interviews expected to last?
Interviews are scheduled from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT. Each interview will last approximately 25 minutes.

I received a scholarship from Peabody College. Can I stack my scholarship with a GA position?

GA positions cannot be stacked with most scholarships. Typically, the GA position is more advantageous and of greater value than the Peabody scholarships. However, since the Graduate Student Workers (GSW) and Graduate Area Coordinator (GAC) positions are not tuition-based in compensation, you can combine these packages with your Peabody scholarship. For any further questions about your scholarship, please email

Where can I find information about graduate assistant opportunities for my Peabody program?
Different departments share their opportunities at different times. We recommend contacting someone from your department and checking the Peabody Job Board.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS regarding Student Affairs graduate assistantships and related assistantship opportunities should be directed to A member of the Student Affairs team will be in touch to assist you.

Additional Opportunities

Positions in the Office of the Provost Graduate Assistantship Program are not the only graduate assistantship positions available at Vanderbilt for students. Offices across Vanderbilt will have additional work opportunities for graduate students. We encourage you to visit the Peabody Job Board and HireADore for additional positions that become available throughout the year. Additionally, you can check your email for positions sent out directly by the Peabody College program offices. Please note, these positions are not part of the Office of the Provost Graduate Assistantship Program and the responsibilities, time requirements, and levels of compensation vary. To apply, send materials to the appropriate contact listed in the job description.