NREM graduate students are invited to apply for
an assistantship with the department. Graduate assistantships provide you with
an annual stipend as well as tuition remission (student fees outside of tuition
are not eligible for remission). Students may participate in an assistantship
for a maximum of two years for MA/MS students, and three years for EdD students.
Applications for graduate assistantships will be
reviewed until all positions are filled. Review usually begins in early March
for assistantships that start in the fall semester of that same year. Only
completed application files will be considered. Such files include GRE scores,
letters of recommendation, college transcripts, TOEFL scores (if admitted as an
International student), and the departmental application form; the applicant
must be in good standing with the university and not on academic probation through the Graduate School.
Graduate Assistantship Description
The primary purpose of a graduate assistantship
in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management is to
provide qualified graduate students with funding to support their academic
progress toward a master's or doctoral degree while engaging them in
professional activities that support the mission and needs of the department.
These activities include assisting professors with course instruction or research, promoting the department to others, and more.
Graduate Assistantship Duties
The typical duties of a graduate assistant may
include some mix of the following: preparation for laboratory activities in
support of a professor's teaching; instruction of laboratory sections
(including in-class, in-lab, or field activities); supervision of the NREM
computer facility; maintenance of the department's webpage; occasional clerical/receptionist
support in the main office; maintenance of department bulletin boards;
providing technology and recruiting support; and other duties that may arise.
A full-time graduate
assistant is expected to devote
approximately 20 hours per week to assigned duties. A half-time
graduate assistant is expected to devote approximately 10 hours per week assigned duties. These hours may vary depending on the semester, and some load averaging may be necessary and expected to achieve fair
workloads and fulfillment of duties.
Each year, assistants
are selected by March for the coming academic year. Applications must be
received by the end of February to ensure consideration for the following
academic year (or for Fall semester). Students may apply at any time to be
considered for a position. The complete application must include: acceptance by
the Graduate School (and by the Center for International Programs in cases of international students); original copies of all college transcripts; at least
two letters of recommendation; and GRE scores.