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Faculty Assistant Program

The faculty assistant program gives selected master's students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members at the School of Information Studies. The program provides a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with the iSchool’s distinguished faculty researchers and practitioners.

  • All graduate students who wish to be hired as a Faculty Assistant must complete an online Profile in the Faculty Assistant System  even if you have already been selected by a faculty member to become an FA. Once you complete your profile, you’ll be able to browse all the opportunities.
  • All faculty assistant positions are posted in the online system. Please do not email faculty to ask if they have a position available for a Faculty Assistant.
  • International students are limited to 20 hours per week of paid work while in school, but they may work more than this during periods where school is not in session. You will be informed if SU records indicate that the work hours of an FA position for which you are hired will mean that you have a work hour total that exceeds this amount.
  • As a Faculty Assistant, you may not perform any role involving a course that you could take, but have not yet taken, as a part of your own degree program, unless you can provide evidence to your supervising faculty member of a formal course waiver for that course prior to hire.

More details and complete application instructions for students may be found here.   


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Instructions for faculty who wish to post a positon may be found here.  

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