Graduate Student


Graduate student titles include Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) and titles represented under the Academic Student Employee (ASE) bargaining agreement (Teaching Assistant, Teaching Fellow, Reader, and Tutor).

Working as a graduate student appointee provides the opportunity to gain professional experience.

To be eligible for an appointment the individual must be a full-time UC Merced graduate student enrolled in an adequate program of study and must maintain good academic standing.

Appointments are limited to no more than a one-year service period and an FTE of no more than 50 percent during the academic year. A graduate student may hold a TA and/or TF position for up to a combined total of 12 semesters, including appointments at other UC campuses.

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Graduate students may be eligible to participate in one of two childcare reimbursement programs. Additional information is available at: