The UNC Charlotte master’s program in higher education is offering a coordinated hiring timeline for Graduate Assistantship positions. This process will allow admitted master’s students who apply by the priority deadline of January 15 to apply for and receive offer(s) for GA positions by April.
Note: Admitted students who apply to the program by the secondary deadline of March 1 can still apply for posted GA positions throughout the spring and into the summer via Hire-a-Niner. However, they may not be admitted in time to utilize the coordinated hiring timeline.
Master’s level GA positions at UNC Charlotte typically span the 9 months of the academic year (August 15-May 15), include an hourly wage or stipend, and most do not include tuition remission. Most higher education administration/student affairs assistantships at UNC Charlotte are classified by Human Resources as temporary student employment. Some offices provide additional benefits to GAs such as professional development funds. Students applying to GA positions are encouraged to reach out to hiring offices individually to determine details of the positions related to job duties, compensation, and benefits.
The timeline for the coordinated GA hiring process is:
- January 15: Priority deadline to apply for the M.Ed. program and participate in the coordinated hiring process.
- February: Admitted students will receive access to the Hire-a-Niner web portal upon admission and will be able to search for GA postings. Apply to postings in the coordinated hiring process by Feb. 28.
- March: Offices review applications, contact top candidates for interviews, and extend offer(s) by April 1.
- April 15: Deadline for candidates who received offers to submit their decisions.
Please note that there will also be offices at UNC Charlotte who will hire for GA positions but will not participate in the coordinated hiring timeline outlined above.
GA postings for Fall 2023 admissions
Please note: The positions listed above are anticipated, but not guaranteed. This is presented for informational purposes only. Hiring offices will make all decisions related to GA posting and employment. In the past, multiple offices in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs have hired graduate assistants from the master’s program in higher education.
Prospective students and GA hiring officials: If you have any questions, please contact the higher education program director at firstname.lastname@example.org