Graduate Assistantship At University Of North Carolina, Charlotte 2024/2025 – Call for Applications. Apply below.
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WHEN IS APPLICATION DEADLINE:
1st March 2024
Tell Me About Award:
Graduate Assistants (GAs) receive financial support for their contributions to the teaching and research missions of the University. The GA’s role is different from other forms of employment, due to the kind of work they do, the quality of supervision they receive, and the outcomes they achieve. Under federal law (FLSA), Research Assistants (RAs) are not considered employees, since they must have an educational relationship with the supervisor and hiring department rather than an employement relationship. Teaching Assistants (TAs) are teaching employees of the university.
Who Can Apply?
To be eligible for appointment as a graduate research assistant or teaching assistant, applicants must meet the terms and conditions located in the Policy on Graduate Student Compensation in addition to the following:
- To be eligible for appointment as a graduate assistant, an applicant:
- Must have a baccalaureate degree, or a baccalaureate degree and work experience, that equips them for the assignment;
- Must have been admitted to full standing in a graduate degree program; and
- Must have had an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 or better overall, or must have completed at least six hours of graduate work with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- To retain their appointment, graduate assistants:
- Must participate in any required orientation program;
- Must follow instructions of the employing department to complete the INS Form I-9 to certify eligibility for employment prior to the first day of employment. Assistantships cannot start until the date that work authorization was provided. (International GAs complete this form in the International Student/Scholar Office);
- Must enroll in at least six credit hours each semester of the assistantship, unless a student is supported by GASP or on a visa, which requires 9 credit hours for full-time status;
- Must work no more than twenty hours per week in the assistantship and any other employment on or off-campus;
- Must perform assigned duties satisfactorily according to the terms of appointment and participate in the supervision and evaluation processes required for the assistantship;
- Must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 and must make satisfactory progress toward completion of a graduate degree at UNC Charlotte or through an approved interinstitutional degree program.
- Please see this important information about the University’s policy on Graduate Student Parental Leave.
Human Resources also outlines employment policies that apply to graduate and teaching assistants, including these highlights:
- Continuing students may work up to 40 hours per week during the summer semesters unless the student is enrolled in summer classes.
- Applicants must complete employment paperwork with Human Resources or the International Student Scholar Office no later than the first day of employment.
- Salary is paid twice monthly, on the 15th and last business day of each month.
HOW MANY AWARDS?
What Is The Benefit Of Award?
Graduate Assistants (GAs) receive financial support for their contributions to the teaching and research missions of the University.
Most GAs are hired by the student’s academic department. Stipends, responsibilities, selection criteria, application and notification procedures vary from department to department, so contact your Graduate Program Director for additional information on available assistantships.