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Graduate School Assistantships

WTAMU Graduate Assistantships

Current WTAMU graduate students should contact their College or Department for information about available graduate assistantships.


Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for an assistantship:

  • Must be a degree-seeking WTAMU graduate student.
  • Must be fully and non-conditionally admitted into the applicable WTAMU graduate program, to include completion of all application procedures, payment of application fees, and successful completion of all program admission requirements (contact the Graduate School for further information).
  • International students must have language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or ESLI Level III completion) and complete all required credentials. Please contact the International Student Office for more information.

Note: Some assistantships are awarded for a one-year period and require yearly reapplication (up to a maximum of two years). Others are awarded for a two-year period. Still others are awarded on a one-time-only basis. Please contact the department awarding the assistantship for details.


  • All assistantships are competitively awarded and are provided contingent upon funding availability.
  • Assistantships may not be awarded if the student has not been fully accepted into a WTAMU masters or doctoral program.


For additional information, please contact:
WTAMU Graduate School




 Assistantship Name


How to Apply

Academic Research Environmental Health and Safety (AREHS) Laboratory Safety Graduate Assistantship (LGA)
  1. Benefit from a 20 hour work week assistantship
  2. Learn and implement key components of a campus laboratory research health and safety program
  3. Gain valuable employment experience
  4. Gain safety training and certification

LGAs assist in creating and maintaining a safe and compliant research and laboratory environment at WTAMU. LGAs will be provided a checklist of laboratory actions to complete or confirm each week. These actions are laboratory specific but may be related to:

  • Chemical inventory and SDSs
  • Eye wash logs
  • Assisting faculty with preparation of (set-up), supervision of, or clean-up of laboratory teaching modules (facilitating safety)
  • Autoclave testing program
  • Laundry protocols
  • Laboratory standard operating procedures
  • Completing laboratory walk-through inspections

May apply through the Office of Research in Killgore Research Center:

Chemistry and Physics
NMR Graduate School Lab Assistantship

Assist in the NMR laboratory with upkeep and maintenance of NMR equipment, nitrogen fills, and upkeep of nitrogen generation equipment. Other duties determined by faculty supervisor. 0.25 positions are required to work 10 hours a week. Note that some positions have hours that experience a great deal of fluctuation through the year. Some positions may be combined when deemed necessary.

Enrolled in graduate program at WTAMU and in good academic standing. Previous scientific laboratory experience required. Use of NMR in graduate research preferred.
Send resume and contact information for two references knowledgeable about your laboratory experience to Dr. Catherine Clewett
WTAMU Graduate School Graduate Student Council (GSC) GSC members serve with 3 main responsibilities: graduate recruitment, Graduate School office administrative support, and as an advisory committee to the Dean of Graduate School. Please send cover letter, resume and a list of references to the Graduate School.