Deadline: Graduate Assistantship Applications | School of Information | Kent State University

Deadline: Graduate Assistantship Applications

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University is now accepting applications for graduate assistantships for the 2016-2017 academic year.  

Only those applicants who have been admitted to a SLIS academic program by March 1 will be considered for assistantships.

Each graduate assistant is assigned to two faculty members at either the Kent Campus or Columbus site and must work a total of 20 hours per week for 15 weeks. In exchange, students receive full tuition remission, a small stipend and 70 percent of the student's health insurance. Appointments are typically made for one academic year, beginning with the fall semester, but may also continue through the summer semester.

Graduate assistants usually help faculty with their research projects, with their courses or with other duties as assigned. Graduate assistants must be able to work in either Kent or Columbus; distance or virtual assistantships are not currently available.

Applications are reviewed by a committee to select a group of finalists for interviews before graduate assistantships are awarded. The number of available graduate assistant positions varies, based on available funding.