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.

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.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Graduate Assistantship - 1 position available
Macomb campus – Spring 2023
School of Education - America Reads Program (Federal Work Study eligible only)

The School of Education has an opening for the Spring 2023 semester with the America Reads Program. Candidates for this position must be eligible to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-2023 academic year and be eligible for Federal Work Study. Only US Citizens or eligible non-citizens with an alien registration number are eligible to file the FAFSA.

Position duties:

  • Assist in local grade school tutoring programs
  • Oversee volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers for the program
  • Write reports for the program
  • Tutor students when necessary
  • Assist professors in the School of Education (classroom prep, research, etc.) as needed


  • Fully accepted into a graduate program
  • Be available each afternoon 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA
  • Be a self-starter
  • Have strong communication and organization skills
  • Familiar with Excel, Word, etc
  • Strong oral English proficiency
  • Have strong professional dispositions

Application Process:

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume via email, with the Subject Line “America Reads Application” to Candice Biswell at

Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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.