Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are awarded on merit and are determined by the faculty as a whole. Interested graduate students should apply for a teaching assistantship by submitting the required application materials to the graduate program coordinator by the deadline established each year.
GTA positions typically include a 6-credit tuition fee waiver and a semester stipend.
All teaching assistants are required to attend the orientation offered by the Graduate School and the training sessions provided by the Department.
GTAs are expected to work 20 hours per week at their teaching assignments. GTAs work closely with their assigned instructor throughout the term of their assistanship. Under typical circumstances, teaching assistants will teach four, 50 minute sections of discussion for a history 100-level course. Discussion sections normally have 25 students each.
Graduate Research Assistantships
Graduate Research Assistantships are occasionally available to students. GRAs are assigned projects by their supervising faculty, with specific duties and hours specified in their contracts.
GRA appointments do not receive fee waivers.