Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

Building the MPP skillset.

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Grader Positions

Every semester a number of teaching and research assistantships and grader positions are open to graduate students who wish to apply. 

Teaching assistantships

The Batten School offers several teaching assistantships to qualified graduate students to help with the instruction of some courses in the MPP and BA programs. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) receive in-state tuition for the semester, health insurance for the academic year, and a stipend.  The Director of Academic Programs, Amanda Crombie, announces the application process via email in the middle of the preceding semester and collects applications, which include an unofficial transcript, a resume and a cover letter. Hiring decisions are made by the faculty.

Research assistantships

Research assistantships are periodically available, contingent upon individual faculty research funding. Students interested in these research opportunities should contact faculty members directly to express interest. Faculty manage the selection process themselves. Research Assistants earn an hourly wage.

Grader positions

The Batten School offers several grader positions to qualified graduate students to help with the instruction of some courses in the MPP and BA programs. Graders earn an hourly wage.  The Director of Academic Programs, Amanda Crombie, announces the application process via email in the middle of the preceding semester and collects applications, which include an unofficial transcript, a resume and a cover letter. Hiring decisions are made by the faculty.