assistantship

noun
as·​sis·​tant·​ship | \ ə-ˈsis-tən(t)-ˌship \

Definition of assistantship

: a paid appointment awarded annually to a qualified graduate student that requires part-time teaching, research, or residence hall duties

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At the time, White was also under consideration for a new teaching assistantship. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Women Really Quit Breastfeeding," 17 July 2018 Her $20,000 annual graduate assistantship ended with her graduate education. Akilah Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, "US attorney supports ICE arrest of Chinese immigrant in federal court," 27 Apr. 2018 The union also is seeking 7.47 percent raises to the minimum pay for assistantships in the current academic year. Dawn Rhodes, chicagotribune.com, "Striking U. of I. grad student workers stage sit-in at president's office," 7 Mar. 2018 Only those who work 10 to 27 hours a week for their assistantships are part of the bargaining unit, according to the union leaders. Dawn Rhodes, chicagotribune.com, "Grad students, U. of I. reach tentative contract agreement to end strike," 8 Mar. 2018 Many departments offer graduate research, teaching, and staff assistantships to students, which come with full tuition waivers, health insurance and a stipend. Washington State University, The Seattle Times, "The world needs more people with graduate degrees," 4 Aug. 2017 Graduate teaching assistantships, internships and mentorships are designed to use inexpensive or free labor under the protocols of the medieval guild. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, "Hanson: Universities have lost respect of most Americans," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of assistantship

1948, in the meaning defined above

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