CLAS doctoral students invited to apply for graduate assistantships

Doctoral students in years one through four are eligible to apply.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Graduate students pursuing a doctorate in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for several graduate assistantships in the areas of writing, editing, community engagement, and performing arts marketing and communication. 

The positions are part of a five-year pilot project that provides CLAS doctoral students with unique opportunities to gain diverse experience in outreach, engagement, and writing that will benefit their career preparation. 

A graphic promoting CLAS graduate assistantships

"I worked closely with the Magid Center staff to make sure (outreach, promotional, and newsletter) work is clean and polished. This experience has increased my skills and allowed me to get more in tune with general audience writing.” 

Adare Smith
Alyssa D. “Adare” Smith

Alyssa D. “Adare” Smith
PhD student, English 
Writing research assistantship, Magid Center for Writing 

"My assistantships with the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Iowa Sciences Academy have broadened my horizons and have supported my clinical and research work. I have gained a variety of skills from event management to course design and scientific outreach while working with an impactful group of people." 

Hailey Kingsbury
Hailey Kingsbury

Hailey Kingsbury
PhD student, audiology 
Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Iowa Sciences Academy assistantship 

"Working on the backend of an academic journal has given me incredible insight into the publishing world and improved my own writing. Plus, I’m gaining crucial skills in communication, time management, and teamwork." 

Emily Wieder
Emily Wieder

Emily Wieder
PhD student, French
Dance Research Journal assistantship


For summer 2024, CLAS will award the following assistantships: 

For academic year 2024-25, CLAS will award the following assistantships: 

All positions are 50 percent effort or 20 hours per week. Current students in years one through four of a PhD, DMA, or AuD degree program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply. 

Online applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024


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The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers about 70 majors across the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. About 15,000 undergraduate and nearly 2,000 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by faculty at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all Iowa undergraduates through the college's general education program, CLAS CORE. About 80 percent of all Iowa undergraduates begin their academic journey in CLAS. The college confers about 60 percent of the university's bachelor's degrees each academic year.