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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Teaching & Research Assistantships

Research, Teaching, and Graduate Assistantship positions may be available to students in support of faculty and the School. They are available on a competitive basis with decisions made by faculty. These positions require a work commitment of at least 10 hours per week. Students chosen for an Assistantship must attend an Assistantship Orientation Session at the beginning of the semester.

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  • Research Assistants** may be responsible for conducting literature searches, reviewing journal articles, managing data and research resources, preliminary data analysis, grant application preparation, and other duties supporting research and/or the school’s mission. Some of the benefits may include in-depth research experience, mentoring from a faculty member, a monthly stipend, and a semester tuition waiver.
  • Teaching Assistants** may be responsible for a variety of teaching duties as determined by the faculty member. Some of the benefits may include higher education teaching experience, mentoring from a faculty member, a monthly stipend, and a semester tuition waiver.
  • Graduate Assistants** may be responsible for a variety of other tasks for the School, such as recruiting, tutoring, or other support services, as needed. Some of the benefits may include in-depth experience with School functions, mentoring from a faculty member, a monthly stipend, and a semester tuition waiver.

**Please note that at this time no research, teaching, or graduate assistantships are available through the School of Social Work for masters levels students other than those provided through the Thurgood Marshall Academic Scholarship Program, see page 7 of the Graduate Fellowships Guidelines. However, students may submit an application for consideration if an assistantship becomes available.

We encourage students with financial need to research and apply for assistantships in other areas of the university. Please refer to the Graduate Studies website for available positions. MSW students who have acquired assistantships outside the School have often found them to be very rewarding experiences. Sometimes the work is directly related to their social work studies. Please e-mail the School at ssw@missouri.edu, if you are chosen for such an assistantship. We would like to collect information about these opportunities so that we can help future students locate financial support.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline: July 15

Applications can be downloaded or requested from the School. A resume and letter of interest (as described on the application) must be submitted with the application form.