Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An academic position that carries a stipend and usually involves part-time teaching or research, given to a qualified graduate student.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office or position of assistant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The occupation of being an assistant.
  • noun A position of employment as an assistant.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

assistant +‎ -ship

Examples

  • 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.

    The Rebel Yell

  • 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.

    The Rebel Yell

  • 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.

    The Rebel Yell

  • 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.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • 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.

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  • There is very little incentive for them to apply for a graduate research assistantship that pays $20,000 per year.

    Change in Science Ph.D. Students

  • 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).

    King: Uninsured 23-year-old battles leukemia, medical bills

  • With her parents' support, Iris returned briefly to the University of Illinois before winning an assistantship in John Hopkins's writing program.

    Hard Work, True Grit

  • Congratulations on being admitted to the program and to getting the assistantship.

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  • I got a teaching assistantship and will be making way less money.

    I’ve decided… | clusterflock

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