Assistantship Opportunities at UAA
Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships are available to full-time graduate students. For further information, visit the website of individual schools/colleges.
Graduate assistants can be paid for the equivalent of a maximum of 20 hours per week while school is in session. Students with assistantships must be registered for at least nine credits during the fall and spring semesters (audited classes do not count towards registration requirements).
Students who have a 21 – 40 hour per week research or teaching assistantship during the summer semester are in taxable status by default and have no summer registration requirements
Teaching assistantships may involve teaching courses, leading a discussion section, supervising a laboratory, grading papers, or meeting with students. The typical appointment involves working up to 20 hours per week. A teaching assistant receives a stipend, health insurance and tuition payment (see below) by the university:
Research Assistantships are most common in science and engineering fields, but are often available in other fields as well. Research assistants work in laboratories and other settings to assist faculty on research projects. Research assistants also receive a stipend, health insurance, a tuition award based on workload (see below) and in some cases may include payment of fees. Research assistant support is provided by grants/contracts:
Service Assistantships involve service activities such as office duties, library services, residence hall duties, athletic services or other academic or professional assignments.
Graduate Assistants must be registered full-time (nine credits
consisting of a minimum of three graduate credits; audited classes do
not count towards registration requirements).
Graduate Students are eligible for student employment. This link will take you to the latest information on available employment at UAA.
Graduate Assistantship Process and Forms
Please forward all Graduate Assistant Hiring Packets (RA/TA/SA) to the Graduate School. We expect a turn-around of no more than 3 business days in the Graduate School for logging and processing. Do NOT send them piecemeal to separate departments. They must come to the Graduate School as completed packet.
Hiring Packets must contain all three of these elements to be considered complete:
1. Contract letter
2. Job Form
Please direct any questions to Elisa Mattison, Director, at email@example.com or 786-1096.
Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Benefit
When hiring Graduate Student employees, please budget for these mandatory insurance rates:
Graduate Student Insurance provided by UnitedHealthcare.
This is an on-line information website provided by UnitedHealthcare that explains benefits of the insurance program offered through UAA.