Graduate Student Assistantship Program
- Eighteen hours per week are spent fulfilling job responsibilities.
- Each student is required to register and attend a one-credit seminar in Disability Studies each semester during the academic year. Two hours per week are spent in academic course work/class preparation in Disability Studies (one hour in the Disability Studies classroom and one hour in class preparation).
Individually designed work assignments are available
Individually designed work assignments are available; each is associated with an Institute grant-funded project including community/government agencies that provides the stipend through a contract with the Institute.
Opportunities include hands-on learning in the following areas
- Research and evaluation
- Program development
- Project coordination
Graduate students at the Institute on Disabilities are hired as Research Assistants (RA), Externs, or a combination in accordance with the TUGSA agreement, Policies on Graduate Student Support issued by Temple University's Office of the Provost and Graduate School, and position responsibilities as outlined in each job description. Contracts are written for one academic year, often with the possibility of renewal. Students receive a stipend and tuition scholarship at the level corresponding to the RA or Extern appointment, school of academic enrollment, length of commitment, and availability of funding resources.
Qualifications: All applicants must be enrolled and maintain good standing in a full-time matriculated graduate degree program at Temple University. The Graduate Student Assistantship Program actively recruits students pursuing terminal degrees (generally Doctoral [Ph.D.] candidates) from a wide variety of academic departments and with a broad range of skills and experiences.
For more information, please contact:
Julie Kessler, PhD.
Coordinator, Graduate Student Assistantship Program at the Institute on Disabilities
Institute on Disabilities
Student Center Room 411S
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122