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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

The Graduate Studies of Lenoir-Rhyne University is pleased to announce new Graduate Assistantship positions for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Graduate Assistants are selected through a competitive process from all graduate programs of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Graduate Assistants must be formally admitted into a graduate program prior to the signing of the employment contract.

Please find these positions listed here.

2014-2015 Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures

The Graduate Assistant (GA) position provides an opportunity for graduate students to receive financial support (e.g. tuition remission, room and board, and/or stipend) while also gaining invaluable experience working under the supervision and tutelage of faculty and staff in various academic, athletic, and administrative units on campus. 

  • Graduate Assistants must be formally admitted to a graduate program prior to the signing of the employment contract.
  • Graduate Assistants must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per year.
  • Graduate Assistants may not work more than 25 hours per week and may work less according to type of assistantship.
  1.  Graduate Assistant (General)

Graduate Assistants (general) are contracted beginning in the Fall term and include the subsequent Spring term and Summer Session.  These assistants work 15 hours per week for the equivalent of fourteen weeks, for each of the two semesters, or 210 total hours per semester, and they report to the Program Director and the Office of Graduate Studies.  Graduate Assistants receive annual tuition remission for a total of 15 semester hours of which no more than 6 hours of tuition remission may be received in any semester.  (Exception:  Occupational Therapy students will receive annual tuition remission of 11 semester hours of which 3 hours will be received in the Fall semester, 6 hours in the Spring semester, and 2 hours in the Summer). 

  1.  Graduate Assistant (Residence Director)

Graduate Assistants (RD’s) are contracted beginning in the Fall term and include the subsequent Spring term and Summer Session.   These assistants report to the Director of Residence Life and the Office of Graduate Studies.  These assistants work a minimum of 25 hours per week and have an additional on-call requirement.  Residence Director Graduate Assistants receive annual tuition remission for a total of 18 semester hours of which no more than 9 hours of tuition remission may be received in any semester.  In addition, RDs receive $300 of monthly stipend and 10 meals per week.