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Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

Departmental Employment Opportunities for Graduate Students

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Graduate assistantships have been established at Oklahoma State University to encourage scholarship and the promotion of research. After admission by the Graduate College, a student who is making satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree may be appointed to an assistantship. A limited number of research and teaching assistantships are available in the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership each year. Assistantships are usually one-quarter (.25 FTE) or one-half time (.50 FTE). According to University guidelines, all graduate assistants work 10 hours per week for a quarter-time appointment and 20 hours per week for a half-time appointment.

Graduate Research Assistantships
A research assistant (RA) conducts research under the supervision of a faculty member in the department to develop not only technical and manipulative skills but also to foster originality, imagination, judgment, and patience–the traits of an independent scholar. Specific research responsibilities for an RA are determined by the supervising faculty member.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Teaching assistants (TAs) share the faculty's responsibility for undergraduate teaching. Graduate teaching assistants are assigned to a specific course and faculty member in the department.

Students are encouraged to submit resumes with their applications if they are interested in an assistantship.