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Graduate Assistantship Openings at Northwestern Buffett

Northwestern Buffett is looking to fill multiple Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions to support the research activities of Global Working Groups (GWGs). Northwestern Buffett GWGs bring together international scholars and experts from global civil society, policy worlds, law, industry, and the arts to collaborate and implement a research agenda and active response to a critical global challenge. 

One or more GAs support the work of each GWG. Responsibilities may include organization and project management, data gathering and analysis, and writing, in consultation with a GWG leader.

Current GWGs work on Banking and Finance and Gender Justice and Digital Life. Learn more.

Position details

GA positions start in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019. Positions are for one to five quarters, potentially renewable. Students are expected to serve 15 to 20 hours per week. Assistantships provide a standard TGS stipend and tuition scholarship. PhD students from humanities and social sciences programs may “bank” up to 4 quarters of University funding to be used during their sixth year at the discretion of their home school.

  • GA positions are open to PhD and MFA students from all disciplines enrolled in The Graduate School at Northwestern University.
  • PhD students are eligible to be funded in their 3rd through 5th years.
  • Student must have the approval of the program DGS and primary thesis adviser to accept the appointment.
  • Second language proficiency is preferred.
  • GAs must meet the eligibility requirements set for all students receiving financial aid and must follow all TGS Regulations Governing Recipients of University Assistance.
Application details

Applicants should email the following to Emory Erker-Lynch by Monday, April 15:

  • CV
  • Cover letter explaining how they could contribute to the work of the GWG
  • Writing sample
  • Letter of recommendation from their adviser 

GWG directors will conduct interviews via video conference in early May.


Please email Emory Erker-Lynch with questions.

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