Assistantships and Employment

Assistantships are paid research, teaching and administrative roles for graduate students.


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants (GAs) receive financial support for their contributions to the teaching, research, and service missions of the University. The GA's role is very different from other forms of employment, however, because of the kind of work they do, the quality of supervision they receive and the outcomes they achieve. 

Graduate students seeking Teaching Assistant roles must have a minimum of 18 credit hours to serve as a primary instructor (Instructor of Record or IOR). Visit the Academic Affairs web pages for more information.

Other University policies on GAs are located in Rules and Practices for Graduate Assistants in the Graduate School's Policy section.

Most GAs are hired by the student's 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.

Looking outside your department? Positions are posted on Hire-A-Niner.  Under Advanced Search, view Position Type "Graduate Assistantship."


On-campus Employment

Jobs are posted on Hire-A-Niner.  

Full-time, permanent EPA (Exempt from the State Personnel Act ) and SPA (Subject to the State Human Resources Act) UNC Charlotte employees may be eligible for tuition waivers or reimbursements. More information can be found on the Human Resources website.

Off-campus Employment

The University Career Center (UCC) publishes off-campus opportunies on Hire-A-Niner and offers other career services.  The UCC is located in Atkins Building 150.

Already have a job? Many employers offer tuition benefits for individuals seeking to further their education. Be sure to check with your supervisor to see if your company offers employee educational assistance programs.