An assistantship is awarded to a graduate student who provides teaching (teaching assistantship: TA) or research (research assistantship: RA) support to the University that is a part of his/her academic program. In recognition of this support, the tuition and a portion of health care (but not fees) are provided by the grant/contract funding agency or through the University.
To be appointed, to retain an appointment, or to be reappointed, a student must hold Regular (not Provisional) status, must maintain a cumulative average of at least B (3.00) in any course work taken, must be eligible to register (i.e., must not have more than three viable grades of Incomplete on his or her academic record), must be enrolled in a graduate degree program scheduled to extend through the entire period of the appointment or reappointment, and must be a full-time student.
Appointment Type and Duration
Effort devoted to the duties of a graduate assistantship typically range between 10 and 20 hours per week (also sometimes called a “half GA” and “full GA” respectively). Appointments ordinarily are made for the nine-month period, August 23 through May 22, but may be of shorter duration for a variety of reasons.
GA Payroll Deduction
Graduate Assistants are eligible to use payroll deduction as a method of paying university charges not covered by their tuition waiver. There is no additional cost for participating in the payroll deduction plan. Instructions on how to enroll in GA Payroll Deduction are available through the Bursar at this page.
Payroll, Benefits, and Health Insurance
Stipend rates for graduate assistants are graduated in terms of progress toward the advanced degree and experience.
- Level B/I: for graduate assistants with at least the baccalaureate.
- Level M/II: for experienced graduate assistants in a doctoral program with at least the master’s degree or its equivalent in the field of graduate study. Equivalency consists of thirty graduate level content course credits of appropriate course work beyond the baccalaureate completed at the University of Connecticut, together with admission to a doctoral program.
- Level P/III: for students with experience as graduate assistants who have at least the master’s degree or its equivalent and who have passed the doctoral general examination.
Graduate Assistants seeking employment beyond their GA appointment must complete the online Supplemental Employment Approval form, which requires their advisor’s approval and is submitted to The Graduate School for final approval.
|Center for Career Development – Wilbur Cross Building, Storrs, CTGraduate Assistant: Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Programs and Services|
Materials will be reviewed as they are submitted until position has been filled. Preference given to candidates that apply prior to April 1, 2020.
Contact Kay Gruder, email@example.com
Assistant Director of Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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|Health Promotion Facilitator Graduate Assistantship|
Student Health and Wellness has a vision to cultivate optimal health and lifelong well-being for every student at the University of Connecticut. Within Student Health and Wellness, the Health Promotion team engages the campus community in creating a culture of health at UConn, which empowers students to achieve academic, personal, and professional success.
The Health Promotion Facilitator is a graduate assistant who will deliver health education to students, while providing support for campus wide health promotion strategies. This position will report to a Health Promotion Manager. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Health Promotion Facilitator will be primarily responsible for delivery of alcohol and other drug education programs and early intervention services. Specific populations served include, but are not limited to first year students, residential life staff and students, student organizations, fraternity and sorority members, student-athletes, and students sanctioned to complete educational interventions as a result of a student code violation. Opportunities to support campus-wide health initiatives through the UConn Wellness Coalition may also be available as part of the Health Promotion Facilitator’s role depending on the Facilitator’s interest and operational needs. Appointment Type & Schedule: This is a one year (fall and spring academic semester) graduate assistantship position, working 15 or 20 hours per week. A successful candidate must be able to work their hours over at least three work days each week. Hours must be worked Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30pm. Individual must be able to work 1-2 evenings per week. The appointment begins August 23rd, 2020 and concludes May 22nd, 2021.
Submit your resume, cover letter describing your specific qualifications, and three (3) professional references who can comment upon your education and/or job related experience. Documents should be emailed to Emily Pagano, Health Promotion Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation and Benefits
Stipend consistent with UConn Graduate Employee Union(GEU) rates and successful candidate’s level of education. Stipend rates can be found here. See the GEU contract for other generous benefits provided, including paid time off, tuition remission, and subsidized health insurance through the Connecticut Partnership Plan.