Graduate Assistantships

Departments within the Division of Student Life at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, provide employment opportunities for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a student affairs related field. These graduate positions enable students to combine the knowledge learned in the classroom with the experience of working in a professional setting. In short, students are able to put theory into practice. The personal and professional skills gained by being able to directly apply what is learned in the classroom will be beneficial throughout your professional career.

If you plan to attend the Student Personnel in Higher Education (SPHE) program as a full-time student and will not be working as a full-time professional, please indicate your interest in applying for a Graduate Assistantship/Position on your On-Campus M.Ed. SPHE program application. Selection for the SPHE academic program and the assistantship/position hiring process are separate, but collaborative and concurrent processes. On-campus SPHE students are required to have a Graduate Assistantship/Position or related employment due to the “theory-to-practice” nature of the program.

(NOTE: First preference is given to students applying to the SPHE master’s degree program.)

Our graduate positions are intentionally designed to give students hands-on opportunities to work and grow throughout their time in school.

Graduate Assistantships:

Candidates outside of the Student Personnel in Higher Education will not be reviewed until the SPHE students have been hired. If there are any vacancies, candidates will be contacted. This does not usually occur until late March or early April.

Most graduate assistantships/positions are 20-hour-per-week positions for the fall and spring semesters (9-month appointments). Some assistantships/positions are also available in the summer. Candidates must be accepted to a graduate program at the University of Florida to be eligible for graduate employment.

Remuneration for UF:

  • 9-month graduate assistants receive a $19,200 annual salary and 12-month graduate assistants receive a $25,600 annual salary.
  • In-state tuition for nine (9) credit hours per semester.
  • GatorGradCare health insurance.
  • Eligible for personal time with pay for up to five (5) days per semester appointment.
  • Other types of leave are available where applicable.

Some terminology to be aware of:

  • Assistantships – typically include a stipend, tuition waiver, and healthcare.
  • Positions – may not include tuition waiver or health care, but do include a competitive stipend and other benefits. Be sure to ask supervisors during your interviews.

Graduate Assistant Positions for 2024-2025

Across the University of Florida, the Division of Student Life, and Santa Fe College, we offer a variety of opportunities through our many graduate assistantships. The assistantships listed below are currently filled but may become available next academic year.

Assistantships are typically 9-month appointments. For 2024-2025 the 9-month appointment dates are August 15th, 2024 - May 14th, 2025 (tentative).