John Cabot University: the Academic Experience

For-Credit Research Assistantship

Students undertaking a for-credit research assistantship have an opportunity to deepen their research skills, while sustaining a more advanced research project in a specific disciplinary area. Research assistants may earn one unit of academic credit (on a P/NP basis) for the completion of at least 45 hours of work.

Faculty information

To place a call for research assistance during a particular semester, faculty members submit an application to the Dean's Office by a week before the first day of classes. If approved, JCU degree-seeking students will be notified of the call, and those interested should send their CV and statement of interest to the sponsoring professor. The sponsoring professor determines which eligible students may take on the position (it is possible to have more than one). To be eligible for a for-credit research assistantship students must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students on academic probation cannot apply.

Sponsoring professors should then fill out their part of the Student Registration form, and give it to the Registrar’s Office. 

Faculty Call for Research Assistant Application

Student Information

Students interested in for-credit research position should review the calls for research assistance, posted below and communicated to all degree-seeking students via JCU email.

To apply for a specific position, fill in the Student Research Assistant Application Form, and include a CV and a 1-page statement of interest.

If selected, the sponsoring professor will submit a Student Registration form to the Registrar’s Office before the drop/add period ends.

These courses cannot be used to fulfill general distribution requirements, or as Major Electives, or towards the fulfillment of Minor requirements; they can only be taken as general electives. Students can take a maximum of three for-credit assistantships within the 120 credit graduation requirement. They must complete at least 90% of their work by the end of the semester in which they are registered in order to receive a passing grade.

Available Research Assistantships

List of assistantships to be posted soon.