Graduate Teaching Assistants
Graduate teaching assistants teach courses, laboratory sections, and recitation sections, or provide other forms of instructional assistance. These assistantships are generally available only through the academic units. The deadline for teaching assistant appointments is no later than the end of the second week of classes in the fall or spring term.
Graduate Research Assistants
Graduate research assistants help faculty members with their research activities. Research assistantships are primarily funded by grants and other third party sources. Because the arrival of these funds at the University may not coincide with the beginning of an academic term, University policy is that the deadline for research assistant appointments is no later than the end of the fifth week of classes in the fall or spring term. Depending on the source of funding, some research assistantships may not be available to non-US residents.
Graduate Service Assistants
Graduate service assistants typically work in one of the administrative or service offices of WVU. Service assistants work in positions that are related to their program of study and that contribute to their educational experience. Graduate service assistants may be appointed at any time, but will only receive a waiver of University tuition and student health insurance if they are appointed by the end of the fifth week of classes in the fall or spring term.
Graduate resident hall assistants reside in one of the University-supervised residence halls, and provide educational, cultural, recreational, and social opportunities and programs for their residents. Remuneration for resident assistant positions is room, board, a monthly stipend, and University tuition waiver for some positions. See the link above for more information.
Regular vs. Partial Graduate Assistants
Regular graduate assistants work an average of 20 hours per week and partial graduate assistants work an average of 10 hours per week as teaching, research, service, or residence hall assistants.