Assistantships

Enhance Your Education

As a graduate student, you have an opportunity to work as a graduate assistant — teaching, assisting with research or joining the coaching staff of an athletic team.

Graduate assistant positions are available in the following capacities:

Research

You may be assigned primary research responsibilities for a specific project or program.

Teaching

You may be assigned teaching responsibilities or other instructor tasks as assigned by a faculty supervisor.

Athletics

You may be assigned coaching responsibilities for various athletic teams.

Offices

You may be assigned responsibilities in offices such as Recreational Sports, Research and Sponsored Programs, The Learning Center or Institutional Research and Analysis.

Compensation

Graduate assistants typically receive tuition support for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Some graduate assistant positions will also receive an academic year stipend averaging between $5,000 - $6,000 for a maximum of 20 hours per week for the academic year.

If you are an out-of-state graduate student receiving graduate assistant support, you will not be responsible for paying the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for the six credit hours.

If your graduate assistant position does not include a stipend, you will work approximately 10 hours per week while classes are in session.

Application Process

You must be accepted into a degree program or have a pending application to a degree program before you can apply for a graduate assistant position. Only students that have been accepted into a degree program can be offered a graduate assistant position.

Please complete an application and forward it to the Graduate Admissions Office. All positions will remain posted until filled. Once a position has been filled, it will be removed from this site.

You are responsible for making sure required recommendations are submitted with your application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. A separate application for each position is required. Back to top

Graduate Assistant Application

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If you are unable to access the information, please phone the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800 to request a printed version of the forms.

Graduate Assistant Application in PDF format (for filling in and printing)

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Rules

  • Graduate Assistants on full or half assistantships can be offered additional work, with pay, without limitations during the summer and winter intercessions through temporary service payroll.
  • Graduate Assistants on half assistantships can be offered additional work, with pay, up to approximately 11 or 12 hours per week while class is in session payable as extra service through temporary service payroll.
  • Graduate Assistants on full assistantships can be offered additional work up to approximately 1 to 2 hours per week payable as extra service through temporary service payroll.
  • Graduate Assistants may assist faculty with classes and may teach laboratory sections. They are not permitted to teach classes by themselves.
  • Graduate Assistants may teach activity classes as long as the assignment remains in compliance with rules one through four.

More detailed information can be found here: Graduate Assistant Policy

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Graduate Assistant Position Announcements for 2019-2020

Additional funding opportunities for graduate students in the Kinesiology, Physical Education, and Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies departments are listed after the graduate assistant positions.

Academic Affairs

The Graduate Assistant positions for Academic Affairs for 2019-2020 have been filled.

Athletics

The Graduate Assistant positions for Athletics for 2019-2020 have been filled.

Division of Institutional Advancement

There are currently no open positions for the Division of Institutional Advancement.

School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate Assistant positions for the School of Arts and Sciences for 2019-2020 have been filled.

School of Education

The Graduate Assistant positions for the School of Education for 2019-2020 have been filled.

School of Professional Studies

The Graduate Assistant positions for the School of Professional Studies for 2019-2020 have been filled.

Student Affairs

Recreational Sports-Fitness/Personal Training

Sport Facility Management

Additional Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Once accepted in a graduate program, students will be able to obtain information about the following positions from their academic department.

Lab instructors for Physical Education: Please contact the department for application information at 607-753-5577 or at Heather.Hammond@cortland.edu

Adapted Physical Education (2 positions available)

Lab instructors for Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies: These positions have been filled for 2019-2020.