Announcements: May 21, 2018


The Graduate School Calendars for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 are available online. Be sure to view the calendars for important dates and deadlines.


Library privileges: Have you just finished your Master’s degree and are continuing on for your PhD this fall at LSU? Contact Elissa Plank at or 225-578-3216 to have your library privileges renewed.



Safe Space Training

The LGBTQ+ Project will host a Safe Space Training at the LSU Women's Center on June 11, 2018, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. In this training, you will learn terminology, concerns, and issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community at LSU as well as information on available resources. Click here to register for the Safe Space Training.


Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium

The Louisiana Geological Survey and the New Orleans Geological Society will host the Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium on July 10 and July 11 at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium (Energy, Coast, & Environment Building). The symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, and policy makers from across a range of disciplines to exchange ideas, interpretations and insights on Louisiana coastal geology both onshore and offshore and on associated topics. John E. Johnston III of the Louisiana Geological Survey will serve as symposium chair. The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, June 10. Learn more about the symposium, or register here.



Department of Residential Life Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Residential Life is seeking a Graduate Residence Director (GRD) to begin in the Summer 2018. The Graduate Residence Director is a live-in graduate student staff member in the Department of Residential Life who is responsible for the co-administration of a living community. Under the supervision of a full time Residence Life Coordinator, a GRD serves as a support in all aspects of building management including student staff supervision, administrative management and community development. This is a ten-month appointment that requires 20 hours of work per week. Click here to view a full description of the position.


Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes Graduate Assistantship

The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes (CCACSA) is looking for a Graduate Assistant to begin in Fall 2018. This position will work in conjunction with the CCACSA team to develop academic plans and strategies by communicating and documenting student-athletes’ progress and implementing appropriate educational services. The Academic Advising Graduate Assistant will support the Academic Advisor in the daily operations of the academic center and must be willing to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends. Additional responsibilities and other administrative duties will be assigned by the Academic Advisors. Graduate Assistants are expected to comply with all CCACSA, LSU, SEC, and NCAA rules and regulations. Click here to view a full description of the position. Interested candidates are asked to send cover letter, resume and a minimum of three references to by Friday, May 25, 2018.


LSU Office of Risk Management Graduate Assistantship

The LSU Office of Risk Management is seeking a Graduate Assistant to begin in the Fall of 2018. Primary responsibilities include general office, administrative, operational, analytical, coordination, and research duties supporting the management of the University’s risk data, insurance program, and policy development. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a graduate degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or related, is proficient in Microsoft Excel, and has experience in an office environment. The position requires 20 hours per week Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and comes with a stipend of at least $11,000, in addition to the standard benefits LSU graduate assistants receive. Interested applicants should apply on the LSU Office of Risk Management website by July 1, 2018.


Highway Safety Research Group Graduate Assistantship

The Highway Safety Research Group within the College of Business is seeking a Graduate Assistant to begin in August 2018. The primary responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, data entry, scanning and editing documents, mapping coordinates, answering the doors and phones, and various administrative duties. The position requires 20 hours per week Monday- Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The preferred applicant will be enrolled in their first year of graduate studies and/or enrolled in a business or MPA program, but this is not a requirement. To be considered for an interview, please send resumes via email to Mary Margaret Prescott at


Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering is seeking a Graduate Assistant to begin in the summer 2018 to serve as a Software Support Specialist.  Responsibilities will be to maintain, improve and further develop the OLDPAT software used for advising all the students in the MIE Department and support/help the users as needed.  This position will also conduct other software development (algorithm development and coding) as needed.  Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and must be enrolled full-time during the academic year and also eligible to work during the summer.  This position requires 20 hours work per week.  Those interested in applying for this position should email a resume to Dr. Dimitris E. Nikitopoulos, MIE Department Chair, at


LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes Positions

LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is looking for both Content (course specific) and Strategy (overall learning support) Tutors for Summer 2018 (limited availability) for the Fall 2018 semester and beyond. Tutors are asked to fill anywhere between 5-20 hours of tutoring per week, and are allowed to pick their own areas of expertise and days/hours of availability. Current Graduate students not on assistantship or recent graduates are highly encouraged to apply. Graduate students on assistantships are also encouraged to apply, but employment/hours are dependent on approval from home department. Learn more about tutoring at ACSA, or you may apply directly using this form. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Jones at or call 225-578-0892.


LGBTQ Project Graduate Coordinator

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) seeks an LGBTQ Project Graduate Coordinator to begin in the Fall 2018. As the only staff member at LSU to hold a position that focuses entirely on LGBTQ issues, the coordinator must be confident in their abilities as a change agent and as an advocate for LGBTQ persons. The Coordinator will aid the Assistant Director in overseeing the Safe Spaces Training program, as well as other training initiatives put forth by OMA. The Coordinator will serve as an advisor and referral agent for the LGBTQ student organizations, aiding students with programing and event planning, as well as with their personal and academic well-being. Overall, the Coordinator will serve the LSU LGBTQ population in accordance to the mission and values of both the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Diversity. This is a 12-month appointment that requires 20 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Read more about the duties and responsibilities for the LGBTQ Project Coordinator.


LSU Libraries Government Documents Processing Graduate Assistantship

The LSU Libraries Government Documents department is seeking a Graduate Assistant to begin in the Summer of Fall of 2018. Primary duties will include verifying and adding titles into the Libraries online catalog, processing microform receipts, assisting at the customer service desk, along with other special projects as they arise. The Libraries seeks an enthusiastic individual who is detail oriented, has strong communication and customer service skills and is proficient with Microsoft Office. This position is 20 hours per week, with flexible nights and weekends schedules. Please see the LSU Libraries employment page to apply for this or other GA positions.


LSU Auxiliary Services Event Management & Marketing Graduate Assistantship

LSU Auxiliary Services is seeking an Event Management & Marketing Graduate Assistant to begin in the Fall 2018. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for identifying opportunities to improve the experiences of our students, faculty, staff, and external visitors in the LSU Student Union by conducting service mapping exercises, proposing action plans, and managing measurement methods with the goal to improve guest experience and increase service excellence. The position is also responsible for conducting necessary onboarding and training for student employees of LSU Auxiliary Services and performing administrative tasks for the area of Event Management & Marketing. Click here to see a full description of the position, and to apply, email a resume to Rachel Henry at


LSU Auxiliary Services Marketing Graduate Assistantship

LSU Auxiliary Services is seeking a Marketing Graduate Assistant to begin in the Fall 2018. The Graduate Assistant will provide administrative support to the Communications and Marketing Coordinator and assist in supervising student employees as a project manager. The overall goals of this position are to ensure that Auxiliary Services’ marketing and communications efforts are of the highest professional quality, as well as to maintain a positive role and partnership with the departments within the Auxiliary Services umbrella (Student Union, Union Theater, Art Gallery, Tiger Card Office, Event Management, Copier Management, Barnes & Noble @ LSU, and LSU Dining). Click here to see a full description of the position, and to apply, email a resume to


Department of Physics Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a full-time Graduate Assistant to assist with the management of the departmental computational facilities. Candidates must be students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar department. The individual must have a working knowledge of Windows, MacOS, and Unix based computer systems. Applicants should email a resume to


Doctoral Student Research Assistant Position

One or more graduate Research Assistant positions are available in systems and controls, as part of Professor Malisoff's US National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering funded research projects. For the first year, the selected students will receive financial support including a full tuition remission, with continued availability of this support for up to 3 years contingent on satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. Applicants should send their CV as a .pdf file with contact information for three references, a plain text statement of interest, and a .pdf with a list of courses taken to Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here to see a full description of the position.



Nicholson Gateway Annual Rent Reduction Stipend

Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, Residential Life will offer a $3,600 annual rent reduction stipend in Nicholson Gateway Apartments to provide an affordable option for graduate students on assistantships or with a financial need. Graduate students choose a space in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment units in the new Nicholson Gateway Apartments.



If you have any announcement about events, fellowships, jobs or any news specific to graduate students, please send your information to Chelsey Hutchins at by noon on Thursday, May 24. Please refer to our guidelines for announcement submissions for more information.