College of Technology Graduate Aide Positions

The College of Technology offers a limited number of graduate assistantships both as “Teaching Graduate Aide” and “Research Graduate aide”.  All graduate aide awards are ¼ time appointments. Additional resources to make the appointment ½ time may be available based on the needs of the academic unit.  To become eligible for these highly competitive assistantships, applicants should satisfy the following requirements:

Graduate Aide with teaching assignment:

Applicants must:

  • Be unconditionally admitted and stay in good standing
  • Be a Full-time graduate student in the College of Technology
  • Commit to “Directed Project” option of the Master program
  • Commit to Publish a paper or at least participate in the University Research Day

All applicants are also required to:

  • Contact the Department head or Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and provide them with a list of courses she/he could be the graduate aide for
  • Make a presentation to Department Head, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, and content expert faculty in the area she/he will be a graduate aide for

Please note that establishing eligibility does not guarantee the awarding of graduate aide position. Other factors such as number of available assistantships, number of applicants, and teaching area will also play a role in final determination of the graduate aide award.

Graduate Aide with research assignment:

Applicants must:

  • Be unconditionally admitted and stay in good standing
  • Be a full-time graduate student in the School of Technology
  • Commit to “Directed Project” option of the Master program
  • Commit to Publish a paper or at least participate in the University Research Day
  • Contact and secure a recommendation letter from the individual faculty member with whom she/he would like to perform research. The letter must include  a list of specific deliverables

The above assignments are on semester basis. Graduate Aide list will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies before the award is extended for another semester. Please note that establishing eligibility does not guarantee the awarding of graduate aide position. Other factors such as number of available assistantships, number of applicants, and research area will also play a role in final determination of the graduate aide award.

College level appointments will be given in the areas that address and strengthen strategic areas of the College of Technology. All of the above graduate Aide Awards are on semester basis and are subject to performance review and availability of funds for continuation.

Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) sponsored Graduate Aide

Applicants must:

  • Be a new (never enrolled in a graduate program at PUC), unconditionally admitted graduate student in the College of Technology.
  • Commit to “Directed Project” option of the Master program
  • Commit to Publish a paper or at least participate in the University Research Day
  • Maintain a full-time student status until graduation

Furthermore,

  • The award will be for four consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring) with the expectation that a full-time student will complete the degree in four semesters
  • The appointment is a 1/4 time appointment; however, any academic unit can provide additional resources to make the appointment a 1/2 time appointment
  • The academic unit will decide the appropriate workload and appointment type (teaching, research) for respective appointment

Please note that establishing eligibility does not guarantee the awarding of graduate aide position. Other factors such as number of available assistantships, number of applicants, and research area will also play a role in final determination of the graduate aide award.