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Jobs and Assistantships

Making UB even more affordable

An assistantship or job can help you gain valuable experience, while further off-setting the cost of your education.


Assistantships complement your education by giving you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge, while providing financial support. There are three general categories of assistantships:

  • Teaching assistantships
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Research assistantships

Recipients of full assistantships generally work approximately 20 hours per week teaching, conducting research or doing administrative work. In return for this commitment, they are paid a stipend and, in addition, may receive a full or partial tuition scholarship. Recipients are still responsible for school fees.

  • Assistants must be full-time matriculated graduate or professional students at UB who are able to devote their full attention to their graduate program
  • Teaching and graduate assistantship appointments are typically made by individual departments, usually on a yearly basis
  • Research assistant awards are provided by departments and/or faculty members holding research grants or contracts
  • Ordinarily, it is expected that assistants will not hold jobs outside the university; the department chair may grant exceptions to this policy in cases of unusual economic necessity or other extraordinary circumstances
  • Teaching and graduate assistants on the State payroll are unionized at the University at Buffalo and receive benefits through their affiliation with the Graduate Student Employees Union, including State-subsidized health insurance and a transportation fee waiver

Please contact your academic department of interest about assistantship opportunities, including deadlines and criteria for assistantship awards.

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