Students in Caldwell University graduate programs are invited to apply for a graduate assistantship position for the academic year 2021-2022. Graduate assistantships offer opportunities for graduate students to engage in research, teaching, or work in academic or administrative offices on the University campus as determined by the Office of Graduate Studies and the individual departments. A limited number of assistantships are available for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Graduate assistants are expected to work up to twenty (20) hours per week. Compensation for the work will be in the form of tuition remission for up to six (6) graduate credits in both the Fall and Spring semesters (i.e. up to 12 graduate credits per academic year). Fees that are specific to courses or to individual students (e.g., parking, health insurance, art studio supplies, etc.) are not included in the remission. Responsibilities will be determined by the school/department and faculty to whom the assistant is assigned. Previous experience is preferred but not required. Graduate assistantships are awarded annually. At the end of the academic year in which the assistantship is awarded, the assistant is expected to submit a final report detailing the learning experiences throughout the year.
Graduate assistantships are open to all new or continuing graduate students (master’s and doctorate level) who are fully admitted into a University program, are in good academic standing, and are enrolled as matriculated students in the semesters in which the assistantship is awarded. In the event of multiple applicants, preference may be given to continuing students who have established a strong academic record.
To be considered for the graduate assistantship students must submit:
- A completed application
- Two letters of reference, one of which could be from a Caldwell University faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work on campus
- A personal statement of approximately 1000 words discussing the student’s academic and professional goals and a brief explanation of how (s)he anticipates being an asset to a faculty, program, or Department.
Graduate Assistantship Personal Statement Review Rubric
Application deadline: March 21, 2021
Note that no email or hard copy applications will be considered.
For questions about the program or the assistantships, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.