Student Employment for Graduate Students

Working as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Teaching Assistant (TA), or Associate is a good way to gain professional experience and advance your career, as well as earn a paycheck and obtain fee remissions.

A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to hold an academic appointment. GSR appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide full remission of in-state fees; TAship appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide partial remission of in-state fees. This policy is reviewed for renewal each year.

Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles (Teaching Assistant, Associate In_, and Reader) during regular academic quarters. No student may be employed beyond 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles. Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 21 regular academic quarters in a research title (GSR). No student may be employed beyond 21 quarters in a research title.

Each department has its own applications for TA positions, which you should fill out annually if you are interested. You will need to inquire within your own graduate group or department.