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Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship is contracted part-time employment in teaching, research, outreach or other (such as administrative, technical, graphics, marketing) positions.  The graduate assistant (GA) is hired by the department to work a set schedule in a supervised environment with assigned responsibilities.  More details are outlined at the Graduate College, GA Appointment webpages. 

Job Openings

  • The Libraries offer a very limited number of Graduate Assistantships each year, with a typical work schedule of 20 hours a week. 
  • Openings do not typically occur within a semester, and positions typically run for for a whole academic year. Your best bet is to check near the end of or shortly before fall and spring semesters for occasional recruitments.  


  • Student must be admitted to a graduate degree-seeking program (master or doctor) at the University of Arizona. Graduate Certificate programs do not satisfy this requirement.
  • Must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of six units of graded graduate courses during each major academic terms (fall and spring).  A GA is not required to register during summer sessions to maintain employment.
  • Must maintain a cumulative (or have an admitting) Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all UA graduate credit courses.
  • The Libraries will generally not hire a student to be a GA if they already have or will have other (concurrent) UA department employment.  In addition, GA’s are expected to consult with their supervisors prior to accepting other concurrent campus or outside employment.  This practice is so that the unit is reasonably assured that the student will be able to effectively carry out his/her assignments.

How to Apply

  1. Graduate Assistant openings are posted on the UA Career Services website under Wildcat Joblink.  
  2. Follow instructions on how to apply as detailed within the posting.
  3. The Libraries’ personnel employees may be contacted re: the status of your application for a Graduate Assistantship.

Last modified: May 1, 2015