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 also important in the training of our graduate students. Fulltime students may work up to twenty-six (26) hours/week in a single quarter without approval of the Dean of Students if they hold a formal teaching position. Since international students are limited by visa requirements to twenty (20) hours/week, they must secure Curricular Practical Training, via the Office of International Affairs, to exceed the limit, even when their employment includes a teaching position. Employment that includes teaching positions must still average no more than twenty hours/week over quarters of registration in the academic year.

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