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Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offers a limited number of teaching assistantships, and individual faculty members offer a limited number of research assistantships. Please note that availabilty varies from semester to semester.

Students supported half-time through an combination of teaching and/or research assistantships will receive a full tuition waiver (fees not included).
*Applies to students entering graduate programs beginning fall 2010*

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

All M.S. thesis and Ph.D. applicants are automatically considered for research and teaching assistantships. If an assistantship is available for a student's first year, information about the assistantship will be included with their acceptance letter.

NOTE: Students pursuing the M.S. non-thesis option are not eligible for teaching and/or research assistantships.

WHAT IF ENGLISH IS NOT MY NATIVE LANGUAGE?

Graduate students seeking teaching assistantships need to be certified to be proficient in English by the English Assessment Program if English is not their native language. Obtaining the English proficiency certification is the responsibility of the graduate student; the School will not be able to appoint any graduate student whose native language is not English as a teaching assistant without the English proficiency certification. Please refer to the Graduate College's English Training and Certification Services for further information regarding English proficiency certification.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A GRADUATE ASSISTANT?

Recipients of assistantships are expected to fulfill their roles as students (meeting all academic requirements) and assistants (carrying out the teaching and/or research obligations) successfully. University policies for graduate assistants are provided in the Graduate College's Graduate Assistant Handbook.

WHAT IF I RECEIVE AN APPOINTMENT?

If you are appointed as a graduate assistant (AME supported-teaching or grant-sponsored research), you should submit a New Employee Personal Data Form (PDF), to the Assistant to the Director in the AME Office. You will also need to go to the university's Payroll & Records Office in the NEL Building at 900 Asp Avenue to complete additional employment documentation. (At least two forms of personal identification will be needed; i.e. social security card, drivers license, birth certificate, etc.)