A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships are available within the department each year. They are awarded on a competitive basis.
In addition to payment for work assignments, a student receiving an assistantship also receives a waiver of tuition and most fees.
Teaching assistants help with teaching responsibilities during their first year by holding office hours for introductory psychology classes, helping professors with grading, proctoring exams, and assisting with SONA. In their 2nd year, TAs have primary teaching responsibilities for a section of PSYC 110. Work assignments vary from 10 to 20 hours per week.
The Department of Psychology offers four to five graduate assistantships to incoming students every year.
Graduate assistantships in other offices may be available. Apply for an assistantship in the Department of Psychology or in another office on campus through the Graduate School. There is one graduate assistantship position in the department’s assessment clinic, which involves scheduling, carrying out, and writing up assessment results.
Most of our graduate students are funded through graduate assistantships outside of the department (as opposed to teaching assistantships within the Department of Psychology). Nearly every office on campus hires graduate assistants. These usually require about 20 hours per week and include a range of duties.