American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An academic position that carries a stipend and usually involves part-time teaching or research, given to a qualified graduate student.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or position of assistant.
- assistant + -ship (Wiktionary)
“Each SPGRA will comprise of a nine-month contract for the academic year for the student and a three-year term assistantship starting in the fall.”
“No longer an 'apprentice,' swayed or, at least, influenced by the masters who had gone before him, he has here given us the first-fruits of his 'assistantship' in a work which expresses his own musicianly feelings, and in which we get our first glimpse of his true genius.”
“Mr. Jiang apparently was still a graduate student on a teaching / research "assistantship" with Simon Fraser University, as of the 10-K filing date March 31, 2008.”
“Congratulations on being admitted to the program and to getting the assistantship.”
“I got a teaching assistantship and will be making way less money.”
“There is very little incentive for them to apply for a graduate research assistantship that pays $20,000 per year.”
“I have a pitiful health insurance plan through the university, but my research assistantship ends in August and I will have no more insurance (though I am required to, so I will have to pay for it myself, despite having no job).”
“With her parents' support, Iris returned briefly to the University of Illinois before winning an assistantship in John Hopkins's writing program.”
“But twenty-five years ago, when a colleague was Minister of Science, I was invited to participate in assistantship capacity.”
“Professor Trautmann bestowed the gift of an editorial assistantship at the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History on me, and that experience is one I particularly cherish and continue to draw benefits from.”
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