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Columbia GSAPP offers a limited number of 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.

The application window for Spring 2023 assistantships has closed. Students were notified of their candidacy in late November.

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.

Remuneration varies based on the position and falls within three ranges:

  • 10 hours per week: $3,010 salary plus $8,344 tuition award
  • 15 hours per week: $4,515 salary plus $12,516 tuition award
  • 19 hours per week: $5,719 salary plus $15,645 tuition award

Please be reminded that students can only hold one appointed position (i.e. Teaching or Research Assistantship) at a time and may not work more than 20 hours per week total for all jobs at Columbia.

Questions/inquiries should be directed to the Dean’s Office: assistantships@arch.columbia.edu.

Visit the Career Services at GSAPP page to explore other employment opportunities.