The following types of positions are available through the Department for the employment of graduate students.
Graduate Teaching Assistant:
This is an appointment to serve as a proctor for a laboratory or discussion session, or as a grader. A teaching assistant is not responsible for assignment of final grades in a course.
Graduate Research Assistant:
This appointment is made by an academic department, research institute, orfaculty member (having a funded research project) to a student to assist in performing various types of research activities.
To be eligible to receive any of the above graduate assistantships, a student must be admitted as a full standing student in a graduate program within the University. The student must be enrolled, during the semesters in which the appointment is in effect.
English Language Requirements:
Students for whom English is not their native language will be required to fulfill both the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score requirement for admission into the graduate school and the TSE (Test of Spoken Language) or SPEAK (institutional test of spoken English) score requirements for appointment to a teaching position. The minimum requirements for the TOEFL, TSE or SPEAK examinations are to be determined by the Graduate School; individual departments may require higher scores for their appointments.