Columbia GSAPP offers a limited number of merit-based teaching and research assistantships to students enrolled in full-time degree programs and to continuing non-enrolled students. Remuneration is based on the expected workload and is disbursed via semimonthly paychecks. An enrolled student receiving an assistantship will also be granted a tuition award, which is applied directly to the student’s account.
Remuneration varies based on the position and falls within three ranges:
10 hours per week: $8,144 tuition award plus $2,320 salary
15 hours per week: $12,216 tuition award plus $3,480 salary
19 hours per week: $15,270 tuition award plus $4,410 salary
The assignment of assistantships is made on the basis of qualifications for each position. Because these are merit-based positions, preference is given to applicants who have experience in the course or subject matter. Students are only eligible for one position per semester. A complete list of available positions is released to all students by the Dean’s Office in June. Applications are typically due the following month and students will be notified of their candidacy in late July. Positions are typically for the Fall and/or Spring terms (Summer term appointments are very limited). More information can be found on the Assistantships page.