Graduate & Teaching Assistant Vacancies

This is an incomplete list of graduate and teaching assistant vacancies at UAlbany. Visit our Funding Graduate Studies page for more information.

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Additional Opportunities
First Year Experience Programs and Curriculum: Full Time Graduate Student Position

Student Engagement is seeking an experienced graduate student to work with our growing First Year Experience programming.  This position will entail working 18 – 20 hours per week in the fall and spring semester.  Open to Graduate Students from any program; PhD student is preferred.  Key elements of the job:

  • Revise FYE curriculum content.
  • Revise weekly Blackboard modules that will accompany some FYE sections.  Help faculty to bring this content into their own Blackboard courses.
  • Support UAlbany teaching faculty.
  • Support the peer educators that work with faculty in various FYE sections.
  • Conduct various FYE assessments, analyze findings and create summary reports.
  • Support new First Generation to College programming.
  • Support existing FYE programs (living-learning communities, new transfer programming, and large-scale Student Engagement sponsored events) as needed.
  • Help to develop and deliver an FYE conference for UAlbany faculty – held in late May.

The following skills and experiences are essential to success:

  • Experience teaching, leading discussion sections or working as a TA for a faculty member
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Excellent knowledge of Blackboard Learning System
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, PPT.
  • Understanding of assessment and Qualtrics as a survey tool
  • Understanding of the UAlbany campus and community and ability to help new students navigate our physical campus and support offices.

This is a full time GA position and can include benefits if needed.  Stipend is $12,760 for the academic year.  Please apply by submitting your resume/cv along with a cover letter to Linda Krzykowski at [email protected].   

Graduate Research Assistant – Communications/Marketing Position Available at the NYS Youth Justice Institute



Graduate Research Assistant – Communications/Marketing

Position Available at the NYS Youth Justice Institute


The New York State Youth Justice Institute (YJI) is seeking to hire a Graduate Research Assistant to begin Fall 2022.

The YJI is a collaborative initiative between the University at Albany, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Housed at UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice, the YJI’s goals include disseminating information about evidence-informed youth justice practices, assisting with implementation and assessing efficacy in existing youth justice programs, and conducting cutting-edge research to advance the science and practice of evidence-based initiatives. You can learn more about the Institute here.

This position begins April 3rd, 2023, or later and based in Albany, NY at the NYS Youth Justice Institute. The YJI currently adopts a hybrid schedule, with remote work allowed on Mondays and Thursdays. The YJI covers in-State tuition up to 6 credits per semester and offers a stipend of up to $28.13 per hour contingent on experience. The successful candidate will work 20 hours/week during the academic year, with the possibility of increasing to 25 hours/week in the summer. Work schedule must take place within business hours. YJI staff, including students, have access to a host of software and other equipment (e.g. laptops, printer), as well as dedicated office space in the Downtown campus.

Graduate research assistantships at the YJI are a dynamic experience that offers both breadth and depth in the realm of youth justice research, intervention, and policy work. The Graduate Research Assistant position offers several excellent training opportunities, including collaboration with senior and junior members of the team, exposure to university-community research partnerships, and cross-institutional networking.

Position summary

Under the supervision of the YJI’s Executive Director, and in close collaboration with other team members, the Graduate Research Assistant will assist in myriad activities, such as:

  • Research, design and maintain a social media calendar in line with the Institute’s mission.
  • Prepare outreach campaigns, including monthly newsletters, ad hoc informational materials, infographics, webinar announcements etc.
  • Prepare summaries and edit existing textual content for newsletters, websites, microsites, etc.
  • Prepare graphic representations of data.
  • Prepare reports and other manuscripts for publication and/or presentation.
  • Participate in meetings with State and local-level partners and stakeholders and attend relevant training sessions.
  • Lead project-based teams comprising graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Develop social media materials and provide organizational and technical support in events and trainings.


  • Must be a SUNY Albany student currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in Communications, Business, Fine Arts, or a related field. Advanced students are preferred but all applications that meet the minimum requirements will be given consideration.
  • Experience in marketing and/or communication projects as evidenced by submitted portfolio (see more below)
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to multiple assignments and priorities supporting multiple projects and activities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, oral and written communication skills, and advanced interpersonal and relationship-building skills working in a team environment.
  • Deep sense of humor, ability to embrace diverse perspectives, demonstrated commitment to excellence and social justice, and enthusiastic interest in learning new research or policy topics.
  • The successful candidate is also flexible, has a high tolerance for ambiguity, and can be trusted with confidential or sensitive information.
  • Candidates must address explicitly in their cover letter their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Experience producing effective communication outreach campaigns.
  • Design experience in Canva, Issuu, InDesign, and/or Prezzi.
  • Experience using marketing software tools, such as MailChimp or ConstantContact
  • Data visualization experience (see more on this below).
  • Experience working with virtual conference applications (e.g., Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams) and data visualization software (e.g., Tableau) is preferred. The successful candidate should be interested in learning one or more of these tools on the job and be prepared to become the Institute’s principal marketing and communication team member.


Applications and/or questions must be submitted to YJI Executive Director, Dr. Giza Lopes, at [email protected] by March 13th, 2023.

Curriculum vitae, letter of interest, two writing samples, two professional social media entries or digital art portfolio, and the names and contact information of two professional references must be provided.

Candidates must address all required skills/experience in their letter of interest.

Research Scientist 1- Division of Criminal Justice Services (Albany, NY)

Research Scientist 1

Division of Criminal Justice Services (Albany, NY)

Job Description: Under the direction of a Manager, Program Research Specialist, or Research Scientist within the Office of Justice Research and Performance, the incumbent will conduct social science research and analysis related to the investigation of system, social, and behavioral issues within the field of criminal justice and/or with justice-involved populations. Research may include the study of youth behavior, family court decision-making, law enforcement activity, adult criminal behavior, court case processing, sentencing, the impact of programming and treatment on behavior, reoffending and desistence from crime, and criminogenic factors. Research may evaluate the impact of major legislative changes, such as bail reform, gun violence initiatives, and raising the age of criminal responsibility. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Plan, design, and execute criminal justice research projects, including developing research questions, formulating research hypotheses, identifying an appropriate research design and methodology, and interpreting findings;

• Conduct evaluation studies to measure the causal effect of program or policy interventions using advanced statistical analyses;

• Extract and analyze criminal justice data and prepare formal statistical reports for public dissemination and publication on the DCJS website;

• Develop data visualizations showing criminal justice statistics and trends for public consumption, using software such as Tableau;

• Use a wide range of research methods and data sources to conduct research on criminal justice system activity and behavior, and the causes and correlates of adult and youth offending behavior. Data sources may include, but are not limited to: criminal arrest records, adult and juvenile court records, probation case management records, risk and needs assessment records, juvenile diversion records, treatment program records, law enforcement shooting and use of force records, and data from other agencies and organizations;

• Use analytic and statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, Structured Query Language (SQL) Plus, and SQL Developer to extract data from different Oracle and SQL-based systems and create analytic data files by matching individual records across multiple data sources;

• Prepare formal reports which describe study objectives, research methodology, data collection, and key findings;

• Prepare and present formal presentations of research findings to guide and inform program management. 

Salary: $61,270 to $77,912/year (*New state employees start at minimum)
Closing Date: April 2, 2023

Full Job Posting:

Graduate Assistant LGBTQ+ Student Life

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Engagement for the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) the LGBTQ+ Student Life Graduate Assistant will serve as a paraprofessional staff member to assist with all programs, outreach and assessment as part of the Division of Student Affairs. The position and opportunities will flex depending on the professional development goals of the Graduate Assistant as well as the needs of the student population.

Candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience working with students at the intersection of identity such as Queer and Trans People of Color. The position will work 20 hours a week across a minimum of three days a week and will include some evenings and weekends. Some remote hours will be available during the academic year, however, the majority of program and event delivery will require hours in person, including a three-day retreat in August as part of the Office of ISE. The successful candidate must possess a specialized understanding of LGBTQ+ matters and needs in a university environment and develop and deliver programs and services that provide outreach, support, and advocacy for students who identify within the community and their allies. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As the Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ+ Student Life in the GSRC:
  • Expand initiatives for programs and services for LGBTQ+ students, ALANA students and LGBTQ+ students of color.
  • Oversee the Queer Peer Education program, schedule, record and assess Peer Education workshops and outreach hours.
  • Assist in the administration and assessment of center events and services such as Speed Friending, LGBTQ+ History Month, Graduate Student Outreach, Transgender Awareness Week, Chosen Family Dinner, Identity Mixers, and other awareness days.
  • Assist as additional facilitator of UAlbany Social Justice Programming and oversee recording and assessment of completion for participants.
  • Increase campus awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and concerns.
  • Assist in the dissemination of information from the GSRC/WRC through Social Media, weekly newsletters, website content, and flyer advertisements.
  • Assist in the evaluation and incorporation of LGBTQ+ inclusive language within campus resources.
  • Assist in the oversight of staff, volunteers, and interns in the GSRC and the WRC. 
  • Participate as support staff to the LGBTQ Advisory Committee.

Other duties include:

  • Support and mentor students in their development as leaders and scholars.
  • Coalition across identity groups and with student organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with the asst. coordinator of the Multicultural Resource Center & Interfaith Center.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments at the University to serve LGBTQ students and assess and respond to student needs.
  • Participate in ISE staff meetings.

Application Instructions: Please submit your application by May 3rd 2023

** QTPOC, International, Gender Expansive, and applicants experiencing disability are encouraged to apply. All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the UAlbany Hand Shake portal through Career Services. Questions may be directed to [email protected] Attn: Mx. Courtney D’Allaird. This Graduate Assistantship can be split up in a variety of ways that best supports the accessibility and individual needs of the applicant. PhD Candidates also welcome.

Estimated minimum pay for the academic year:

MA Candidates is $12,000

PHD Candidates $19,000

Intercultural Student Engagement Graduate Assistantship Position Coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center

Intercultural Student Engagement Graduate Assistantship Position Coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Engagement, Student Affairs, the Assistant Coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center will provide the vision and leadership to oversee the operation of outreach and community building for women and femme identified people. The successful candidate should possess specialized intersectional understanding of gender, women’s, LGBTQ+, and cultural identity matters and needs in a university environment. The candidate will develop and deliver programs and services that provide outreach, support, and advocacy for students to further understand and unpack these intersections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

As Assistant Coordinator of the WRC:

  • Expand initiatives for programs and services for women and femme students including, but not limited to, leadership development, cultural & social programming, pre-professional opportunities, recognition ceremonies, recruitment, counseling, academic support, career services, and coalition building among LGBTQ+ students, ALANA students and LGBTQ+ students of color
  • Increase campus awareness of gender, women’s and femme needs and concerns
  • Assist in the advisement of gender, women’s and femme student groups
  • Assist in the evaluation and incorporation of gender, women’s and femme inclusive language within the University
  • Assist in the oversight of the WRC. This includes staffing, hiring, training, scheduling, and staff evaluation
  • Participate as staff to designate
  • Produce quarterly reports on the status of the center and its university involvement

Other duties include:

  • Assist the Asst. Director of ISE in the administration of overarching programs like social justice training.
  • Work collaboratively with the asst. coordinator of the Multicultural Resource Center & Interfaith Center
  • Work collaboratively with other departments at the University to serve women and femme students and assess and respond to student needs
  • Participate in ISE staff meetings

This position pays $12,000 for MA Students and $19,000 for PhD Students over the school Fall and Spring semesters. Additional tuition assistance is not available at this time. Please apply on Handshake or email cover letter and resume to [email protected] ATTN: Mx. D'Allaird.

** BIPOC, International, LGBTQ+, Disabled, and Gender Expansive applicants encouraged to apply.

Education Abroad GA for Records & Registration

Education Abroad GA for Records & Registration:

We are looking for a student assistant to complete approximately 20 hours of training with the current GA in April/May.  The official appointment will be started in SU 23 as a student assistant for 10+/- hours per week.

The work obligation is 20 hours per week during the appointed period (Academic Year). A work schedule will be agreed upon no later than the end of the first week of class each semester. Specific Responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant include:

For outgoing students:

  • Collect and log all preliminary course approval forms or non-matriculated student/transcript request forms

  • Advise students on how classes and grades will “transfer” to their home institution.

  • Maintain the Registration Log so that it remains organized, accurate, and up to date for UAlbany students on any SUNY (State University of New York) program and any students on UAlbany programs abroad.

  • If a student cannot be registered due to a hold or previous registration, contact the student to inform them so that they can be registered

For students currently abroad:

  • Collect and log in all overseas report forms, which indicate the courses and credit loads for students abroad

For students returning from abroad:

  • Receive all transcripts from students’ programs abroad and create study abroad transcript supplements 

  • Along with transcript supplements, the GA also creates for UA students, a course equivalency form, for other-SUNY students a memo indicating that their balance has been paid and they don’t have a hold, for non-SUNY students, a Registrar memo indicating student balance and including their transcript request form.

  • Check balances for all non-UAlbany students to be sure that they have paid in full before their grades are released.

Other duties:

  • Assist in answering questions about study abroad grades / equivalencies / credits / transcripts, etc. or general study abroad questions.

  • Back-up front desk coverage

  • Assist in education abroad recruitment efforts

  • Assist with projects as needed. 

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to  [email protected].

NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services-Graduate Research Assistant/Student Assistant – PhD Level

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Posting Date: March 22, 2023
Office of Justice Research and Performance Application Deadline: April 7, 2023
80 South Swan Street Approximate Start Date*: May 18, 2023
Albany, NY 12210

Graduate Research Assistant/Student Assistant – PhD Level

OJRP Assistantship Opportunities – Criminal Justice Research Unit

The Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP) provides research, analysis and performance data to support New York’s criminal justice system.

OJRP seeks a PhD student to work as a Student Assistant for Summer 2023. Based on funding and satisfactory performance, continued employment through the 2023 Fall Semester as a Graduate Research Assistant is expected. This position is covered under the GSEU agreement.

Duties: The successful candidate will support OJRP criminal justice research using a broad spectrum of data. Duties will include data cleaning and preprocessing, as well as conducting statistical analyses. The successful candidate will also assist with preparing written documents that summarize results of data analyses and preparing charts and graphs.

Required Skills: The position requires understanding of social science research concepts and methods, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. In addition, the position requires proficiency in data cleaning, data preprocessing, and analysis using Stata. Experience with SQL database and Tableau is preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with firm deadlines.


Stipends range from $25 - $28 per hour depending on status, experience and degree objective, with potential increases in the hourly rate based on contract agreements. Candidates are expected to be able to work 400 hours of service during the Fall semester, or 20 hours per week. Candidates may work up to 300 hours during the summer.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume including coursework in research and statistics along with a brief writing sample that is no more than five pages. The writing sample may be part of a larger document.

By April 7th send application materials to: [email protected] and [email protected].

This position requires the candidate to be fingerprinted. The selected candidate must pay for the fingerprint fee, which is approximately $87.00.

*Start date may be adjusted.

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