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Student Appointments

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Students may seek either academic apprentice appointments or part-time University staff positions. Graduate students may work up to 50% time during the academic year. Academic apprentice positions provide training for future careers in academic settings and are the largest source of graduate student support on campus. Graduate students may be appointed to a variety of apprentice titles. Students apply directly through their departments for academic apprentice appointments and through the Campus Learning Assistance Services for additional positions. Teaching assistant, teaching associate, reader, tutor/remedial tutor, and graduate student researcher (GSR) positions of at least 25% pay a salary plus health insurance and partial payment of fees. A GSR appointment of at least 35% provides a monthly salary plus the payment of fees, health insurance, and nonresident tuition if applicable.

Many part-time University staff positions are also available on campus. Jobs are listed at the University’s Career Services Office ( and at the Human Resources Office ( The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has information regarding work-study positions (