Student Employment

Student Employment

Division of the Humanities Graduate Student Employment Policy

Graduate students at the University are expected to devote full attention and effort to their graduate studies and may undertake employment only as an adjunct to their student status. As such, graduate students in the Division of the Humanities who are registered full-time may not work for the University more than twenty 20 hours per week, including teaching and research appointments, in accordance with the University student employment policy.

Students may petition the Dean of Students for authorization to work more than twenty (20) hours/week when additional hours of employment serve their academic engagement, but employment cannot average more than twenty hours/week over the quarters of registration in the academic year (Autumn-Winter-Spring or Summer-Autumn-Winter-Spring if the student registers in the Summer quarter). There are no limits on employment in the summer if the student is not registered in the Summer quarter.

Pedagogical experience is important in the training of our graduate students. Full-time students may work up to twenty-six (26) hours/week in a single quarter without approval of the Dean of Students when the student holds more than one teaching position. Employment that includes teaching must still average no more than twenty hours/week over quarters of registration in the academic year.

International students in F-1 or J-1 status are limited by visa requirements to (20) hours/week of on-campus work during the Academic Year. F-1 or J-1 students who wish to work more than (20) hours/week on-campus during the Academic Year must work with the Office of International Affairs to secure valid work authorization prior to working any additional hours.

Fellowship terms that prohibit or limit employment to less that twenty hours/week supersede the Division’s employment policy.

Employment Hours By Position

Position Title Approved Hours
Per Week
Language Assistant 6
Lecturer 13
Preceptor 7
Studio Assistant - ARTH 4
Studio Assistant - ARTV 7
Studio Assistant - MUSI 8
Course Assistant 11
Writing Intern 11
Writing Lector 9
CAS Coordinator 5
Resident Head 20

 

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Office of the Dean of Students
humdos@uchicago.edu
773.702.1552