As a graduate student, you have an opportunity to work as a graduate assistant — teaching, assisting with research or joining the coaching staff of an athletic team.
Graduate assistant positions are available in the following capacities:
You may be assigned primary research responsibilities for a specific project or program.
You may be assigned teaching responsibilities or other instructor tasks as assigned by a faculty supervisor.
You may be assigned coaching responsibilities for various athletic teams.
You may be assigned responsibilities in offices such as Recreational Sports, Research and Sponsored Programs, The Learning Center or Institutional Research and Analysis.
Graduate assistants typically receive tuition support for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Some graduate assistant positions will also receive an academic year stipend averaging between $5,000 to $6,000 for a maximum of 20 hours per week for the academic year.
If you are an out-of-state graduate student receiving graduate assistant support, you will not be responsible for paying the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for the six credit hours.
If your graduate assistant position does not include a stipend, you will work approximately 10 hours per week while classes are in session.
You must be accepted into a degree program or have a pending application to a degree program before you can apply for a graduate assistant position. Only students that have been accepted into a degree program can be offered a graduate assistant position.
Please complete an application and forward it to the Graduate Admissions Office. All positions will remain posted until filled. Once a position has been filled, it will be removed from this site.
You are responsible for making sure required recommendations are submitted with your application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. A separate application for each position is required.
More detailed information can be found in the Graduate Assistant Policy (PDF).
To apply, create an account or log in to your application if you are returning to complete it.
Select Start New Application, then 2022-2023 Application Year and Graduate Assistant Application from the dropdown menus.
Answer each question completely, upload required documents, review and submit your completed application.
If you are unable to access the application, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800.
Graduate Assistant Application
Additional funding opportunities for graduate students in the Kinesiology; Physical Education; and Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies departments are listed after the graduate assistant positions.
The Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House
The Writing Center (2 positions)
Childhood/Early Childhood Education
Cortland's Recruitment of Urban Educators (C.U.R.E.)
Foundations and Social Advocacy
Communication Disorders and Sciences (2 positions)
Sport Management: Internships and Service Learning
Disability Resources (3 positions)
Recreational Sports - Facilities, Aquatics and Safety
Recreational Sports - Fitness: Group Exercise and Wellness
Recreational Sports - Fitness: Personal Training
Recreational Sports - Intramural Sports
Recreational Sports - Sport Clubs
Outdoor Pursuits: Trips & Bikes
Outdoor Pursuits: Trips & Climbing Wall
Graduate students may also meet eligibility for the following positions. Additional information can be obtained from their academic department.
Lab instructors for the Kinesiology Department: Please contact the department for application information at 607-753-4300.
Biomechanics (2 positions available)
Exercise Physiology (2 positions available)
Motor Behavior (2 positions available)
Lab instructors for the Physical Education Department: Please contact the department for application information at 607-753-5577 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adapted Physical Education (2 positions available)
Lab instructors for Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies: Please contact the department for information at 607-753-4941 or at Susan.Wilson@cortland.edu
Teaching, Fieldwork, and Lab
Graduate Admissions Office
Miller Building, Room 106
Graduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.