ALEC Funding and Assistantships

The department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC) has the privilege of providing graduate assistantships at the master’s and Ph.D. levels. ALEC graduate assistantships include a stipend, tuition remission, and partial health insurance. We review applications on a rolling basis, and to be eligible for an assistantship, you must be admitted to an ALEC graduate program (M.S. in Leadership Education or Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a Leadership Studies specialization).  You can complete an assistantship application before being admitted to a graduate program (applications can be submitted by using the links below).

Master’s Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant Position Description

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication awards Master’s Graduate Teaching Assistantships to students who demonstrate excellent credentials for both academic achievement and teaching capacity.  Assistantship are highly competitive.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist faculty with classroom teaching
  • Assist faculty with Extension programming and research
  • Support the departmental recruitment team with specific events (e.g. student visits, FFA convention, etc.)
  • Engage in opportunities to participate in research, grant writing, or other departmental duties
  • Attend graduate assistant meetings, department faculty meetings, and other meetings as appropriate
  • Foster a positive and collaborative environment within the office, with University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty, staff students, and with partners

This assistantship requires 19.6 hours of work per week (.49 FTE) beginning a week before classes start and concludes a week after Finals Week. This assistantship does not include a summer appointment.  Assistantships are renewable based on both academic and teaching achievements.

Apply for the Master’s Assistantship

Ph.D. Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant Position Description

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication awards Doctoral Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships to students who demonstrate excellent credentials for academic achievement, along with teaching and research capacity.  Assistantships are highly competitive.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching Assistant Responsibilities (Generally begins late Aug through early-July)
  • Teach two sections of ALEC 102: Interpersonal Skills for Leadership each fall and spring semester
  • Teach an undergraduate leadership course during the 8-week summer session
  • Participate on the ALEC 102 teaching team,  assisting in course improvements and enhancements
  • Conduct research on the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Schedule at least 10 hours of office time (in addition to your teaching) in the department
Research Assistant Responsibilities (Generally begins mid-July through mid-Aug)
  • Identify faculty research projects on which to collaborate
  • Conduct research with ALEC faculty

General Responsibilities

  • Attend teaching meetings, department faculty meetings, and other meetings as appropriate
  • Engage in opportunities to participate in research, grant writing, or other departmental duties
  • Foster a positive and collaborative environment in your classroom and in the office

This assistantship requires 19.6 hours of work per week (.49 FTE) beginning a week before classes start in August and concludes one year later. This assistantship does include a summer appointment that consists of both a teaching at the beginning of the summer and a research assistantship during last part of the summer.  Assistantships are renewable based on both academic, teaching, and research achievements.

Apply for the Ph.D. Assistantship