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Graduate Student Appointments and Postdoctoral Scholar Employment

TA and GSR Positions

Working as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Teaching Assistant (TA), or Associate In_ is a good way to gain professional experience and advance your career, as well as earn a paycheck and obtain fee remissions.

A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to hold an academic appointment. GSR appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide full remission of in-state fees; TAship appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide partial remission of in-state fees. This policy is reviewed for renewal each year.

Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles (Teaching Assistant, Associate In_, and Reader) during regular academic quarters. No student may be employed beyond 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles. Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 21 regular academic quarters in a research title (GSR). No student may be employed beyond 21 quarters in a research title.

Each department has its own applications for TA positions, which you should fill out annually if you are interested. You will need to inquire within your own graduate group or department.


Fee Remissions for Academic Titles

A graduate student working as a Graduate Student Researcher is eligible for a remission of all in-state and nonresident supplemental tuition. Teaching titles such as TA, Reader, Associate In_ and Tutor receive a full remission of their health insurance/student health services fee, registration and tuition. Local fees, including GSA fee, Memorial Union fee, facilities and campus enhancement fee, and student services safety fee, are not included in the fee remission. Please see the current fee remission benefit.

To avoid late fees, get your hiring paperwork done ASAP so that fee remissions can be properly credited to your fee statement before fees are due.


Postdoctoral Scholar Employment

Postdoctoral study at UC Davis encompasses both scholarship and training. While the listings on this website will provide you with a limited number of opportunities, the best way to find a postdoctoral scholar position is by contact faculty members within your field of interest.


University Statement on Nondiscrimination

The University of California prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the university on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran (special disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized).

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The university undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for special disabled veterans, Vietnam era veterans, and any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.

University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable state and federal laws.

Inquiries regarding the university's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to:

University of Calfornia, Davis
Senior AVC Human Resources
One Shields Ave.
436 Mrak Hall
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-3382


Information for Members of the Academic Student Employee Unit (ASE)

This section contains information for members of the Academic Student Employee Unit (ASE). ASE members include all students currently employed as Associate In's; Teaching Assistants (TAs); Community Teaching Fellows; Readers and Tutors. This section will also be informative for those students who may be seeking academic employment in those title codes.


Last Updated: May 16, 2013