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Graduate Assistantships

West Virginia University awards approximately 1,700 graduate assistantships annually to incoming and continuing graduate students. These assistantships are supported by state appropriations, federal funds, and private grants and contracts. Students can find information about available assistantships from their programs/departments and assistantship supervisors.

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, or service assistants. All graduate assistants must be accepted into a graduate degree program and are required to be enrolled full-time while employed during the fall and spring terms (9 credits or more).

For additional information on Graduate Assistantships visit the Graduate Education and Life website.

To search and apply for Graduate Assistantships at WVU, log into the Handshake job search database with your WVU username and password and search for Graduate Assistantships.

For departments seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant please submit your job description at mountaineerhub.wvu.edu/contact.