Teaching Assistant (TA): A Teaching Assistant is a graduate student paid a salary to render service to the university, primarily in teaching, normally at the maximum rate of fifteen clock hours per week.
Graduate Assistant (GA): A Graduate Assistant is a graduate student paid a salary to render service to the university, primarily in research, either directly, or under a grant or contract with other agencies, normally at the maximum rate of fifteen clock hours per week.
Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants who are currently appointed should be notified by the academic unit in writing of their status for the upcoming academic year on or before April 30 for fall semester appointments and October 31 for spring semester appointments. This notification will either reappoint, non-reappoint or inform the TA or GA that they are on the waiting list. It should be stated within the reappointment letters that reappointment is contingent upon the availability of funding or the meeting of other previously established and announced criteria. A graduate student who is placed on a waiting list should be notified by the academic unit as soon as possible of a change in his/her status. The graduate student may request to receive a second notification in writing from the department on or before June 30 of the number of appointments already offered in the department for the coming year. Please see memo for the April 30, 2019 Reappointment Notification Notice.
The new employee will need to schedule an appointment with the SAS On-boarding Team to complete the necessary new hire paperwork.
If this is considered a reappointment, the department can enter the Request for Reappointment in HCM by attaching the appropriate documents.
For SAS specific questions regarding Post-Doctoral appointments , please contact:
For Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences: contact Tamara Pakela
Academic Appointments Manual
University Human Resources TA/GA Webpage
Academic Labor Relations TA/GA Appointments
Negotiation Agreement between Rutgers and AAUP: Pages 50-54 pertain to TA/GA Appointments