Academic Student Employees Appointments & Union Contract

Academic Student Employees (ASE) include Teacher Assistants, Readers, and Tutors. Each academic year, we update this page with graduate student employment opportunities available per department. Included is a general description of job duties, minimum requirements for appointment, non-discrimination statement, and current union contract.

Additional Opportunities

Union Contracts

University of California and the UAW

BX/BR Child Dependent Health Premium Benefit Program

Union Orientations

All new Academic Student Employees and Graduate Student Researchers are required to attend a mandatory 30-minute orientation presented by union representatives from United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and its Local Union 2865.

For those ASEs and GSRs unable to attend orientation, alternative dates and make-up orientations are available and can be signed up for here:  Sign up form

For any questions, please contact: https://uaw2865.org

Summer 2023

New Worker Make-up Union Orientation (Location TBD) | Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:00-11:30am

UAW Local 2865 Summer Session C 2023 Orientation for First-Time ASEs and GSRs (Pritzker Hall – Room 1531) | Thursday, August 10, 2023 3:00-3:30pm

Academic Year 2023-2024

UAW Local 2865 Fall Quarter 2023 Orientation for First-Time ASEs and GSRs (Neuroscience Research Building – Room 132) | Tuesday, October 3, 2023 2:00-2:30pm

UAW Local 2865 Winter Quarter 2024 Orientation for First-Time ASEs and GSRs (Neuroscience Research Building – Room 132) | Wednesday, January 17, 2024 3:00-3:30pm

UAW Local 2865 Spring Quarter 2024 Orientation for First-Time ASEs and GSRs (Public Affairs Building – Room 2214) | Wednesday, April 10, 2024 4:00-4:30pm

General Description of Job Duties

  • Teaching Assistants/Associates/Fellows
    The primary duty of appointees in these titles is assistance in all aspects of instruction (tutoring, grading, advising, sectional teaching, sectional laboratory teaching, field work teaching, limited lecturing). These duties are performed under the supervision of faculty “instructors of record” who are vested with the sole and final responsibility for course content, work assignments, performance evaluations and grading in the assigned course. These appointees cannot be assigned exclusive duties in grading.
  • Readers/Special Readers
    The primary duty of appointees in these titles is assistance in grading. Such duty may include limited advising and demonstration work related directly to grading. These duties are performed under the supervision of faculty “instructors of record” who are vested with the sole and final responsibility for grading policies and procedures in the assigned course.
  • Tutors/Remedial Tutors
    The primary duty of appointees in this title is individual or small group review instruction related to, but not required in, specific courses. The duty is performed under the supervision of faculty “instructors of record” or designated staff members who are vested with the sole and final responsibility for course content, work assignments, performance evaluations and grading in the assigned course and its related tutoring.

Employment Non-Discrimination Statement

Within the limits imposed by law or University regulations, the University shall not discriminate against or harass any ASE on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, HIV status, status as a covered veteran, age, citizenship, political affiliation and Union activity. For the purposes of this statement, medical condition means any health impairment related to or associated with a diagnosis of cancer, or health impairments related to genetic characteristics.

Administrators