Academic departments make over 1,700 assistantship appointments per academic year.

About assistantships

Most assistantships include tuition remission during the semester of appointment and some include tuition remission for the summer.

Assistantships are competitively awarded and typically require 13 to 20 hours of service per week. Graduate assistants are required to register during the fall and spring semesters if employed during that time, but not in the summer.

Eligibility is limited to students who are enrolling in graduate degree-granting programs; non-degree students are not eligible.

For an international student, eligibility for a teaching assistantship also requires successful completion of the Institute for International Teaching Assistants, a concentrated 90-hour program held the last week in July and the first week in August. (Exemptions may be granted based on prior English-language experience. See ITA page for details.)

See Assistantships for more information.

How to be considered for a GA position

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Contact the graduate chair of your department.

Administrative Assistantships

Most assistantships are not assigned this way, but we'll post openings here if we hear about them.