Job Opportunities for Students


Graduate Student Teaching Assistant (TA)

We hire graduate student TAs every fall and spring semester. TA positions pay $3,981 for a 3-credit course. 

Main duties will be grading assignments and/ or exams in coordination with and under supervision of your professor. You will work closely with the course instructor and help with other specific TA duties which will vary with the course and will be set by the course instructor.

If interested in being a TA, please contact the Graduate Director Peter Kopp,


Department Graduate Assistant (GA)

Graduate Students can become a department graduate assistant. Open paid positions vary with department needs and openings. TGA positions are paid biweekly basis and paid at least $16 per hour. (Student employees must be paid at or above the State or Federal minimum wage whichever is higher at any given time.) 

We look for graduate students who are available to work up to 8 hours per week Monday-Friday.  The student will assist the department and faculty with miscellaneous administrative duties (scanning, coping, book orders, fliers, website/social media maintenance.   

If interested in being a GA, please contact the Graduate Director Peter Kopp,


Research Assistant (RA)

There may also be opportunities to become an RA for both undergraduate and graduate students. Open positions vary based on professors’ needs and funding. The professor will be responsible for setting the hourly or monthly pay rate. (Student employees must be paid at or above the State or Federal minimum wage whichever is higher at any given time). 

RAs help professors with research and creative activities, which can take a variety of from including date entry, library/literature search, scholarly investigations, etc. 

For information on such positions students may contact the History Graduate Advisor, Peter Kopp, or the Undergraduate Advisor, Bill Wagner.


Important notes on employment:

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be a History major
  • Assistants (TA, GA, & RA) must be enrolled in class for the entire semester they are employed 
  • Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to hiring
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 

Assistant appointments are reserved for students actively enrolled and participating in an approved undergraduate or graduate program.  Prior to assuming your job duties, you will be required to provide proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program to your employing department. 

If your enrollment status changes, please notify your department or supervisor immediately.  Your enrollment status is subject to verification at any time. If you are found to not be actively, enrolled, your appointment could be subject to immediate termination.  Students must be making satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to be eligible for employment. 

Student may work a maximum of 25 hours per week or 50 hours total per biweekly payroll period during the fall and spring semesters, provided that no single week in the periods exceeds 40 hours.  Work hour limits apply to all positions held at CU combined.  You must disclose to your employing department any other employment you have with the University of Colorado.