Graduate Studies

Assistantships and Awards

There are over 300 teaching and research assistantships in academic and research departments, which are funded internally or externally.

Non-academic departments also employ students as graduate assistants. Duties range from academic support to day-to-day operation of administrative offices.

Research Assistant Research assistants conduct research under the supervision of NJIT faculty.
Teaching Assistant Teaching assistants conduct recitation, discussion, laboratory, or other sections of elementary or intermediate undergraduate-level courses, under supervision of permanent faculty. These duties are considered part-time work and typically include six to nine class contact hours per week.
Grader A grader is appointed for part-time service and grades course work under the direction and supervision of a faculty member. Graders may either be hired on an hourly basis through the Office of Student Employment, or through the Office of Graduate Studies. Compensation is based on hourly rates established for this position.
Special Awards Special awards for service may be established each year. Students should contact the Office of Graduate Studies for further information.
Teaching Fellows Teaching fellows provide services similar to those of an adjunct instructor and their stipends are based on the adjunct salary scale. A maximum of two courses, or six contact hours, per week may be assigned. Tuition remission of 3 credits for each course taught may be awarded in addition to the stipend.

Note: For further information please contact your academic department.