Hiring Graduate Students

If you plan to hire graduate students and need guidance on the best way to do it, we have resources to help you through the process.

The Office of Graduate Education oversees graduate student hiring policies, as well as associated appointment documents. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Education.

The programs are designed to help students complete their degree requirements.

The Office of Graduate Education oversees graduate student hiring policies, as well as associated appointment documents.

Assistantships

There are three classifications, identified by the student’s job responsibilities.

  • Graduate Research Assistant: A student participating directly in research or research-support activities under faculty supervision.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant: A student acting as an instructor under faculty supervision. The student might or might not be the instructor of record.
  • Graduate Professional Assistant: A student participating in a non-teaching/non-research position performing work in which they gain experience related to their academic program and that is significantly connected to their fields of study and career preparation.

Lectureships

Graduate Lecturers are students who are the instructor of record for a credit-bearing course for no more than 3 courses or 10 credit hours per semester. Faculty supervision is required.

Governing Policy

Appointments