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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, Academic Support and Achievement (ASAP) 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 - $9,000 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 Assistantship Application in PDF format (for viewing and printing)

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Rules

  • Graduate assistants who receive a stipend as well as tuition support can be offered additional work of up to 1-2 hours per week while classes are in session through temporary service payroll.
  • Graduate assistants who receive tuition support only can be offered additional work up to 10 hours per week while classes are in session through temporary service payroll.
  • The additional work must be approved by the sponsoring department/office and will be considered as supported through temporary service payroll.
  • All graduate assistants can be offered additional work without limitations during the Summer and Winter Sessions.
  • Graduate assistants may assist faculty with classes and may teach laboratory sections but are not permitted to teach classes.

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Graduate Assistant Position Announcements

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

Athletics

Athletic Administration

Athletic Administration-Compliance and Scheduling

Baseball

Basketball-Men's

Basketball-Women's

Cross Country

Diving

Field Hockey

Football

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey-Men's

Ice Hockey-Women's

Lacrosse-Men's

Lacrosse-Women's

Soccer-Men's

Soccer-Women's

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Wrestling

School of Arts and Sciences

History and Adolescence Social Studies

Mathematics

School of Education

Childhood-Early Childhood

Childhood-Educational Technology

Childhood-Field Experience Practica

Literacy

School of Professional Studies

Athletic Training-4 positions available

Communication Disorders and Sciences (2 positions available)

Physical Education-SPARK Scholar

Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies-Teaching, Fieldwork, and Lab Assistant

Sport Management-Information Technology

Sport Management-Internships and Service Learning

Student Affairs

Academic Support and Achievement Program-Academic Skills Tutoring

Recreational Sports-Facilities and Aquatics

Additional Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

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

Lab instructors for the Kinesiology Department

Biomechanics (2 positions available)

Exercise Physiology (2 positions available)

Motor Behavior (2 positions available)

Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies Department

Outdoor Pursuits Specialist