WITHIN THE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION
Within the School of Information itself, there are a limited number of graduate research assistant (GRA) and teaching assistant (TA) positions available. TAs are graduate students who help faculty with the delivery of courses. GRAs are students who are employed in part-time research positions, where the student's academic training is relevant. These positions are generally first offered to PhD students. You must complete the iSchool Student Funding application every semester to be considered for positions
OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION
On rare occasions, iSchool students may also serve as a GRA or a TA to another academic department. While other departments usually offer these positions to their own students first, sometimes an iSchool student may be able to offer additional expertise that would otherwise be unavailable.
For example, the College of Engineering often hires TAs from other colleges to assist in their writing intensive courses. To secure this type of TAship, look at the courses that have a “W" and then use the Course Schedule to determine which professors will be teaching those courses. You can reach out the professor directly and it may also be helpful to contact the graduate coordinator of the department.
COMPENSATION FOR ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
Compensation: Both TA and GA/GRA positions pay a minimum of ~$11.27/hour (not including the tuition assistance). The minimum wage for non-academic student employment is $7.26/hour. Positions classified as academic employment also qualify for two different