Graduate Assistantships - Faculty and Staff Information and Resources

Grand Valley State University gives faculty and staff the opportunity to hire qualified graduate students to be Graduate Assistants to help with special projects and assignments that require the skilled work of a graduate student.

However, graduate assistantships are not to be used in lieu of hiring student employees for clerical and office support.

 

Writing Graduate Assistant Job Description

If you have a Graduate Assistant position available or in mind, please see the helpful Guidelines for Writing Graduate Assistant Job Descriptions. When you are ready to appoint a Graduate Assistant, please use the Graduate Assistantship Appointment Forms.

Deadlines

Appointment forms should be in the Office of Graduate Studies for review and approval by:

  • Spring-Summer  - April 15 
  • Fall Only and Academic Year -  July 24.
  • Winter  -  November 25
    (if date falls on a weekend the deadline moves to the following Monday)

Where to Submit?

Please submit any new or revised GA job descriptions to Irene Fountain in the Office of Graduate Studies so they may be reviewed to determine if the position is taxable or not taxable.

More details

For more information on Graduate Assistantships and the processes and requirements for hiring a Graduate Assistant, please refer to the Policies and Procedures Manual.

GA appointment forms and instructions on filling them out can be found on the Graduate Assistantship Appointment Forms page.