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SIS Assistantships

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The School of Information Sciences has various assistantship positions available which are awarded on a competitive bases to qualified students (campus and distance). An assistantship is a financial award to a graduate student for part-time work while pursuing an advanced degree. Appointments are normally on a one-fourth to one-half time basis, usually requiring 10 – 20 hours of service per week. Positions include a waiver of tuition and maintenance fees for the period of the appointment in accordance with university policy.

Assistantships offered through the School include the following. (Please click on a link below to see a description before applying.)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship – 9-month appointment. Requires 10 work hours per week. Assigned to a faculty member. Includes tuition waiver and stipend of $6,255. Start: August
  • DE Support Graduate Assistantship – 12-month appointment. 2nd year students only (or by permission of the School director). Requires 10-20 work hours per week. Includes tuition waiver and stipend of $6,255. Start: August or when available.

Application Instructions for new students:
Indicate your interest in an assistantship on the admissions application. No additional form is needed.

Applications instructions for continuing students:
To apply for any or all assistantship positions available, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Rachel Fleming-May.

Application Deadline

Students are encouraged to apply early before each upcoming academic year. Applications for assistantship positions beginning in the fall must be submitted by February 15