The department has 14 assistantships positions available. These positions are shared by the MA and PhD students. Graduate students employed as assistants serve as research assistants to faculty members and as teaching assistants to undergraduate and graduate courses.

Each year an announcement for application is made to studentsenrolled in our graduate programs and positions are offered on meritbase (entrance exam performance for first year students and GPA forsecond year students). Students planning to apply for an assistantshipmust take the ALES exam as well as part of the state employmentrequirement.