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Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate Assistantships (GA) are offered to highly qualified graduate applicants based on scholarly merit. Most MS students are supported for two years. The average GA appointment is 50% appointment (20 hours per week) and usually lasts for one academic year (9 months). There are also 25% appointments requiring 10 hours per week. The Graduate Catalog provides details on course load requirements and assistantship renewals.

The Center for Graduate Teaching Excellence is designed to provide GAs information and ideas to perform their various teaching duties at SIU Carbondale.

International students must satisfy university requirements for English language proficiency if duties include teaching.


Master's Fellowships

The Master's Fellowship is a one-time award at the master's degree level that is designed for those nominees who show the greatest promise for scholarly and professional achievement in their respective disciplines. The fellowship will be awarded for three semesters, fall, spring, and summer for a total of eleven (11) months.


Teaching Assistantships

Typical Teaching Assistantship assignments are:

  • Environmental Conservation (GEOG 100) – Assist instructor with class attendance, testing, grading, and assisting students.
  • World Geography (GEOG 103) -- Assist instructor with class attendance, testing, grading, and assisting students.
  • Weather, Climate, and Society (GEOG 104) -- Attend two 1-hour classes per week, lead labs each week. Assist instructor with class attendance, testing, grading, and assisting students.
  • Geography, People, and the Environment (GEOG 300i) – Assist instructor with class attendance, testing, grading, and assisting students.
  • Physical Geography of the Americas (GEOG 303i) -- Attend two 2-hour classes per week, lead labs each week.
  • Meteorology (GEOG 330) -- Attend classroom lectures and lead labs each week following a standardized workbook. Preference given to a Masters student with a Concentration in Weather and Climatology.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 401) -- TA will attend one 2-hour lecture and teach labs each week. Preference given to Masters student with Concentration in GIS.
  • Intro to Remote Sensing (GEOG 406) -- TA will attend one 2-hour lecture and teach labs each week. Preference given to Masters student with Concentration in GIS.
  • Cartographic Design (GEOG 416) -- Attend one 2-hour lecture and teach labs each week. Preference given to Masters student with Concentration in GIS.

Research Assistantships

Our program also supports graduate students through research assistantships. Please see our research page for a list of current projects.