Current graduate assistantships at Furman include placements like:
Center for Innovative Leadership – Video Production
Graduate Studies – Social Media Marketing
Communication Studies – Media Lab Assistant
MA in Strategic Design – Graphic Design Lab Assistant
Auxiliary Services – Graduate Assistant for Marketing
Graduate Studies – Multimedia Storytelling
Advocacy & Equity Studies – Research Assistant
Frequently Asked Questions
Each spring, open graduate assistantships are advertised to all enrolled graduate students and admitted graduate students planning to enroll. The instructions in the call are distributed at that time. New assistantships or assistantships that become open after this time frame are advertised as they become available.
Every graduate assistantship is different. Each job description outlines the skills expected of applicants.
Graduate assistants are students first. Hiring offices are expected to work around all class schedules and to promote flexibility for students to complete assigned projects. Graduate assistants are likewise responsible for maintaining regular hours in their office and working with the hiring office to make an approved weekly schedule at the beginning of each semester of employment.
Graduate assistants are paid as hourly student employees. The pay for each assistantship is determined by the hiring department, and the pay structure is listed on the job description.
Furman University does not employ graduate students to teach undergraduate courses. Some graduate assistants may be engaged as lab assistants in their disciplines, as peer tutors, or in functions that support student success. Others may be placed as research assistants or in other professional capacities at the university.
Students must be admitted and enrolled full time in a Furman graduate program to be eligible to apply for an assistantship. Students interested in assistantships may contact Helen Reynolds, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, who manages the graduate assistantship program at email@example.com.
Offices wishing to advertise for a graduate assistantship should contact Helen Reynolds, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, who manages the graduate assistantship program at firstname.lastname@example.org.